Centre for Ageing Studies (CAS), University of Indonesia has organized “Seminar on Research Result on Ageing and Utilization for Policy”, held in Balai Sidang UI, May 27, 2015.
The purpose of the seminar is to increase the utilization of research results to strengthen policies and programs concerning ageing in Indonesia as well as to inform policy and related RPJMN on Ageing in Indonesia; disseminating research results on ageing in the UI and related partners institutions; research plan in the future; and make recommendations for policy and program.
This relates to the vision and mission of the UI that indicates UI as “Research University” is known both nationally and internationally. In connection with the development of elderly population in Indonesia is expected to increase to 28.8 million (11% of the total population) in 2020, and will continue to increase to about 80 million by 2050, research on aging was developed at the UI. For that CAS, University of Indonesia was officially established on February 12, 2010. Since it was founded until the end of 2014, CASUI has conducted research, scientific publications, community service, and to contribute to the government in policy formulation as well as ageing program. The products produced in the form of modules, articles published in international journals, and guidelines for policies and programs. CASUI also been recognized nationally and internationally. Nationally, research on ageing expected to be used to support policies and programs related to RPJMN 2015-2019 by the Bappenas, which subsequently implemented by the ministry/agency. Utilization of research results to support the program, among others, embodied in the Family Welfare Service Center (PPKS).
While the various faculties and Postgraduate Program in UI as well as several universities, CASUI partners have contributed in a variety of activities, including research and publications. The institution among others, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Faculty of Medicine (FK) Atma Jaya Catholic University and the Universitas Respati Indonesia (URINDO). Research in the Faculty of Medicine has produced a variety of findings of geriatrics, psycho geriatrics, geriatric and neuron with biomolecular approaches, biomedical, clinical and community. Research on ageing in faculty of dentistry UI produces various aspects of the findings of oral diseases, prosthodontics, periodonsia, maxillofacial, oral biology and material related to dentistry-oral dental services for the elderly. Faculty of Nursing UI produces findings related to nursing for the elderly. Research at the Faculty of Pharmacy UI find herbal formulas related to treatment and care for the elderly. Various studies at the Faculty of Psychology UI related to the psychology of aging which varies from clinical aspect to the community. Research at the Faculty of Economics UI related to social protection, pensions, and work ability of elderly. Faculty of Humanities UI has conducted archaeological research related to aging. While research in IPB, FK Atmajaya and Graduate Program URINDO varied enough to support the service program.
In some faculties that has not been a lot of research on ageing, can develop a product-oriented research and policy. Faculty of Engineering UI can be linked gero-technology, housing, transportation, buildings and the environment outside the building. Faculty of Computer Science can develop research related to the utilization of IT to support monitoring tools, means of communication for the elderly. Faculty of Social and Political able to pull through policy research on the protection and social rehabilitation for the elderly. Faculty of Law to develop research on policy, the handling of mistreatment/violence and legal protection for the elderly.
Until now CASUI cooperation with the faculties, centers and institutes in UI is not optimal, to realize such cooperation and how to utilize the results of research on ageing in the UI and other institutions need to find out what had faculties to do with the ageing issues in Indonesia.
Seminar speakers from Policy Perspective:
Prof. Fasli Jalal on Elderly Population Development and Direction Research and Policy Implementation.
Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, Director of Protection and Public Welfare – BAPPENAS, on Policy Direction and RPJMN Elderly Welfare.
From Health Perspectives:
Prof. Siti Setiati – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Medicine UI
Dr. drg. Yuniardini Wimardhani, MScDent – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Dentistry UI
Dr. Fatmah – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Public Health UI
Dr. Etty Rekawati – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Nursing UI
Dr. Anton Bahtiar, S.Si.M.Si – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Pharmacy UI
From Socio-Economic and Cultural Perspectives:
Dra. Dharmayati B. Utoyo – various researches on ageing at the Faculty of Psychology UI
Dr. Aryana Satya – various researches on ageing at the Faculty of Economics UI
Prof. Bambang Shergi – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Social UI
Andriyati Rahayu, M.Hum – various researches on ageing Dept. of Archaeology FIB UI
Heru Susetyo, PhD.- various researches on ageing in Faculty of Law UI
From the Perspective Multi Discipline:
Dr. Annisa Santoso, S.Sos.MA. – various researches on ageing in the Post Graduate Program UI
Dr. Atik Kridawati – various researches on ageing at the Univ. Respati Indonesia
Prof. Clara K – various researches on ageing in IPB
Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Science & Technology UI
Dr. Yuda Turana – various researches on ageing in Faculty of Medicine Atmajaya University