Humas Fapsi – The Faculty of Psychology in Universitas Padjadjaran celebrates the 61st anniversary, Dies Natalis 61, this year. The celebration carries the theme “Sustainability of Human Well-being : When Psychology Meets Technology”. The series of activities of Dies Natalis 61 have been carried out from May 9th, 2022 and will last until November 2022. The Anniversary of the Faculty of Psychology is one of the series of activities.

The Anniversary of the Faculty of Psychology was held on Friday, 2nd September 2022. Held offline in the Senate Meeting Room,, Faculty of Psychology, Unpad, Jatinangor, this event was attended by all active lecturers and education personnel. The invited guests, namely administrators of the Student Executive Board as student representatives and administrators of Psychological Innovation Center Unpad (PIP Unpad), namely Mrs. Ike Marieta, S.Psi., Psychologist and PIP Unpad staff.

The Anniversary of the Faculty of Psychology began with a prayer led by Mr. Aulia Iskandarsyah, M.Psi., M.Sc., Ph.D.., Psychologist and speeches. The first speech was given by Mr. Dr. Yus Nugraha, M.A., Psychologist as chairman of the committee, followed by remarks by Mrs. Zahrotur Rusyda Hinduan, MOP., Ph.D., Psychologist as the dean of the Faculty of Psychology Unpad. There was also the distribution of the book “Mengenang Mar’at Wiradimadja” to the lecturers, a gift from Mrs. Mar’at Wiradimadja.

Prayer led by Mr. Aulia Iskandarsyah, M.Psi., M.Sc., Ph.D.., Psychologist [Photo: Humas Fapsi]

Distribution of the Book “Mengenang Mar’at Wiradimadja” [Photo: Humas Fapsi]

The Anniversary of the Faculty of Psychology was closed with a “Acara Suka-Ria Penuh Rasa Syukur”. Based on interviews with Mrs. Dr. Marina Sulastiana, M.Si., Psychologist as the coordinator of the event, the word “suka-ria” or “joy” itself appears because at this celebration the lecturers and staff can gather again after a long time. The content of this activity was lunch, gathering, and also games.

As for the word “penuh rasa syukur” or “gratitude” appears for the many achievements that have been achieved by the faculty until the age of 61. The achievements of the faculty are increasing the number and quality of collaboration, research, and publications at the national and international levels. On the admissions side of new undergraduate students, the Faculty of Psychology Unpad has a high level of tightness where the number of applicants is more than the number of students accepted. On top of that, this “gratitude” is also aimed at the achievement of the Faculty of Psychology Unpad as the first psychology faculty that was born in Indonesia and became an independent faculty.

As a part of “Acara Suka-Ria Penuh Rasa Syukur”, the Anniversary of the Faculty of Psychology was also enlivened by various competitions, such as cake packaging competition and nasi kuning packaging competition. Although the time was limited, the two competitions were still running lively. Mrs. Dr. Marina Sulastiana, M.Si., Psychologist also mentioned that the participants could feel the excitement again after a long time.

At the age of 61 this year, it is hoped that the Faculty of Psychology will remain the foremost faculty in Indonesia. The Faculty of Psychology needs to continue to improve its role and usefulness so that it gets recognition at the national and international levels (TSN/RA/NAHP)*.

Photo Session [Photo: Humas Fapsi]