Nowadays, digital media is the significant part of our social and cultural daily lives. The digital world is grabbing society attention vastly as many social, cultural and education activities duplicate even change our tasks in real world. It is urgent for academics to understand digital society as well as real society. However, our understanding about digital socio-cultural and education are still limited. Considering the importance of digital issues, we initiate to bring multi-stakeholders as international academics, researchers, and practitioners to contribute to the knowledge building. Our goals are to understand how digital social, humanities and education practices have been contributing and reshaping our lives.
THEME Digital Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education
ABOUT Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) is a university conveniently located in Sleman District of the Yogyakarta Special Territory. Despite its relatively new status as a university, UNY still maintains a strong reputation as an educational institution which not only produces professional teachers and caters for the education sector but has now expanded into the fields of non-educational sector together in each faculty. In view of that, in order to have scientific encounters of inter-disciplines in educational and non-educational fields and to produce professional and qualified teachers besides qualified graduates of non-educational programs, UNY consciously and responsibly continues to improve itself, both internally and externally. Internally, the academic members of UNY continually work to consolidate and qualitatively improve its human and non-human resources. Externally, UNY tries to extend the cooperation networks to related parties in local, regional, national, and international levels.
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) has been established as part of the dynamic organizational development of Indonesian higher educational institutions in response to fast-changing societal demands. It is shown in the dynamic changes of its organization structure, starting from its establishment in 1964 until nowadays.
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (originally IKIP Yogyakarta) was founded on 21st May 1964. IKIP Yogyakarta was a merger of two educational institutions: the Faculty of Pedagogy of Gadjah Mada University and the Teacher Education Institute. These two institutions catered for education science and teacher education. The merger itself was regulated by the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia Number I/1963. The conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university was based on some considerations such as the observations that the organizational structure of educational institution was too limited to support scientific development and that the number of graduates of IKIP Yogyakarta succeeding who enter non-teaching job markets also increased.
The early stage of the conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university began with the opening of 12 non-educational study programs at the S-1 and D-III levels in the Faculty of Languages and Arts Education, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education, and the Faculty of Engineering and Vocational Education.