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Semester internasional

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dua studie kaartDi program master saya, semester tiganya disebut ‘International Semester’ yang artinya wajib bagi mahasiswanya untuk mengambil mata kuliah di luar negeri (Belanda), ke universitas-universitas yang sudah mempunyai kerjasama  dengan program kami, diantaranya bisa dipilih universitas di US, Singapore, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain, South Africa, France. Kami diwajibkan menyelsaikan 20 ECTS terakhir sebelum master thesis (semester keempat, 10 ECTS preparation master thesis, dan 30 ECTS master thesis).

Karena saya sudah menjadi mahasiswa international, maka tidak ada kewajiban keluar Belanda lagi, tetapi semester ini saya  manfaatkan untuk mengambil kuliah di universitas lain di negeri Belanda, tepatnya saya menjadi minor student di Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA), TU Delft. Ini bidang studi yang sama dengan abah ^_^ saya mengambil mata kuliah yang akan mendukung thesis saya nanti (global value chain).  Karena tiga universitas teknik (Technische Universiteit) di Belanda tergabung dalam platform kerjasama 3TU (TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, dan TU Twente) maka saya dapat mengambil mata kuliah lintas universitas dengan prosedur yang mudah.

Hemmm sebenarnya saya berminat mengambil kelas yang khusus membahas ‘global value chain’ di ISS-Den Haag, ini universitas cabang Erasmus Rotterdam yang khusus mendalami economic development dan social studies.  Sayangnya, ISS Den Haag tidak tergabung dalam platform kerjasama dengan universitas lain di Belanda, sehingga kalau saya mengambil mata kuliah disana, saya harus membayar ekstra tuition fee, padahal pemberi beasiswa sudah membayarnya ke TU Eindhoven. Tuition fee di Belanda ini tergolong relatif mahal di Eropa, untuk program master teknik berkisar 8.000 – 12.000 euro per tahun, kalau program hukum wah bisa lebih mahal lagi.

Di TU Delft, saya mengambil mata kuliah wajibnya student EPA, tapi tidak semua saya ambil, sebab sebenarnya ECTS yang sudah diselesaikan di TU Eindhoven sudah mencukupi. Saya akan menyelesaikan 14 ECTS di TU Delft (Principle of Policy Analysis, Cross Cultural Management/Policy Transplantation, dan Technology and Firm Behaviour/Microeconomy), sedang mata kuliah English for Academic Purpose dan Dutch for Foreigner tidak akan masuk dalam ECTS, hanya untuk menambah skill.

Di semester tiga ini saya juga mempunyai beban (atau kita ganti dengan terminologi tantangan aza?) untuk menyelesaikan conceptual frameworks ‘global value chain’ seberat 3 ECTS, dan riset lapangan global value chain beras bashmati seberat 12 ECTS, sebagai syarat untuk mendapatkan sertifikasi Technology, Development, and Globalization. Jadi? a lot of works to do yeeacchh. insyaAllah sedikit demi sedikit akan berusaha diselesaikan, sehingga bulan Januari sudah memulai thesis yang topiknya kelihatan  menggoda ;)

*doakan saya ya…. benteng takeshi style*

kartun oleh danang kawantoro

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October 18th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Topik Riset Menarik

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terinspirasi dari link ini http://www.hgu.gu.se/item.aspx?id=2412

mudah2an dengan agenda banyak membaca di summer ini, maka semester depan sudah ada gambaran arah riset ibu.

* Geography, Institutions, Technology and Economic Convergence(2003-2009)

The purpose of this research programme is to undertake analyses of the relationship between international economic integration and growth in less developed countries. We will particularly try to understand the reasons as to why some countries or regions converge towards rich country income levels, while others, notably in Africa, diverge. The starting point will be the work that has been done on the diffusion of technology and economic convergence, but we will more explicitly try to analyse the roles of geography and institutions in the process. The latter factors have featured prominently in development analysis in recent years, but they have not been systematically integrated in an approach to growth in poor countries in the context of globalisation.

*** studi kasus Indonesia tentu amat menarik, tetapi topik ini masih sangat luas, I need to talk to Arora

* Institutional Economics and Long-Run Development (2007-2010)

Ola Olsson and Heather Congdon Fors

It has recently been widely acknowledged among economists that institutions like property rights and independent courts are central for understanding why some countries are rich while others are poor. However, the determinants of institutional quality and institutional change are still not well understood. The broad aim of this research project is to shed light on the fundamental factors that cause strong institutions for long-run economic development. More specifically, research will be carried out within five areas: (a) Country size and the rule of law. Why do large countries have a weaker rule of law? (b) Natural resource rents and endogenous institutional change after independence. The model shows that natural resource rents make postcolonial regimes choose weak property rights. (c) The institutional legacy of colonialism. We collect and use data on all former colonies in the world. (d) Social capital versus court institutions in the development process. A principal-agent analysis of an investment situation that takes place in a sequential, repeated game. (e) A cross-country empirical analysis of the determinants of ethnic diversity.

Our work will be both empirical and theoretical. The empirical work will use newly developed data from the World Bank on government quality and institutional strength, available for all countries in the world. We believe that our work has strong relevance for Western countries’ development and aid policies towards Third World countries.

*** Topik yang juga sangat menarik, sebab ibu juga berpikir mengkaji institution building di Indonesia sebagai sesuatu yg sangat serius.

Untuk topik ini mungkin ibu perlu mengambil beberapa mata kuliah di Leiden University, terutama yg berkaitan dengan political science atau antrophology?

Written by ibu didin

July 7th, 2010 at 12:23 am

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