Four LPDP reviewers have visited Master of International Relations, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (MIHI UMY) on 20 April 2017 in order to examine the ongoing project on Conflict Management among Islamic Organizations. This project was led by Dr. Surwandono, the head of MIHI UMY with the co-researchers Prof. Tulus Warsito (MIHI), Prof. Heru (Faculty of Economics), Dr. Ikhsan (Faculty of Islamic Studies) and others.
Dr. Surwandono explains that currently the project has produce four academic publications/products such as one survey report, one software/application, one book draft, two proceedings and one submitted article. The project that also collaborate with the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs was demonstrates the trend of contemporary inter-religious relations especially in Yogyakarta Special Region.
The software was obviously welcomed by state apparatus such as police, army and the local authorities. Nevertheless, the software got some resistances came from the apparatus itself due to some reasons that could not be explained here. Most important thing, the project was successfully created a peace building arrangement among organizations in across the province.
All in all, the LPDP reviewers were generally satisfied with the project achievement and really appreciated to MIHI that has organized the forum successfully. They also congratulate to the all MIHI project team for the excellent work on this project.