Program

The International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies is a centre of excellence in strengthening social science academic standards, and building social science research output in Aceh. In line with this mission ICAIOS’s programs are based on fulfilling three core activities.

  • Training: for academic and non-academic researchers in research methodology as well as pre-departure training for Acehnese students planning to study abroad.
  • Research: with particular focus on three themes including History and Sosial Change, Post-Conflict Developments and Socio - economy and Enviromental Change in Aceh and Indian Ocean regions.
  • Publication: the publication of research results.
Future Research Methodologies Courses at ICAIOS will be announced below.

Research Methodologies Courses

Research Grants for PhD Candidates

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People

Executive Director
Saiful Mahdi


Saiful Mahdi is a faculty member in Statistics at Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh. Saiful is a Fulbright scholar with a master degree in Statistics from the University of Vermont, Burlington, and finished his Ph.D. program in Regional Science at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is also the co-founder and first executive director of The Aceh Institute, Banda Aceh. His research interests include discourses in social capital, demography, regional economics and planning, and the use of quantitative methods in social sciences and policy analysis.

Program Manager

M. Riza Nurdin

Muhammad Riza Nurdin (called Riza) obtained his BA in Islamic Studies and Arabic from Al Azhar University, Egypt and then completed a Master Degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Passau, Germany. His research interests are in Sociology and Anthropology of religion, Islamic and the West, social/religious movements and Political Islam. Riza ahs some working experiences with international organizations during post-tsunami programmes in Aceh such as the British Red Cross and the America Red Cross.

Senior Program Assistant
Afridal Darmi

Although he has a passion in research works and academic writings, Afridal Darmi is better known among his colleagues as a human rights advocate. Graduated from the Syiah Kuala Law School in 1997 and obtained his legal practice license in the following year, Afridal has spent 12 years of his professional life providing free legal services for the poor and disadvantages, mainly through the Banda Aceh Legal Aid Institute or LBH Banda Aceh. Afridal got his Master of Laws in the field of International Human  Rights Law from the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA, in 2005. His research focuses include discourses in law and human rights with strong interests in politics and democracy, sociology, psycho-social, and environmental issues.

Program Assistant
Arfiansyah

Arfiansyah (called Iyan) completed his BA in Islamic Theology and Philosophy at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) of Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh in 2004. He obtained his MA from McGill University, Canada, in 2009 after completing inter-disciplinary studies and doing research thesis in politics of Islam in Aceh. His research interest includes politics of Islam, gender, and Islamic thoughts. Iyan works at Islamic Studies Faculty of IAIN Ar-Raniry as teaching staff in Islamic Political Thoughts. He is a certified national mediator, activist and researcher for Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (CCRPS) of IAIN Ar-Raniry, and an active member of Aceh Researcher Forum (FPA). He is also serves as an executive assistant to Deputy Rector for External, Cooperation, and Public Affairs of IAIN Ar-Raniry.

Program Assistant
Rizanna Rosemary

Rizanna Rosemary (called Ijan) is a faculty member in Communication Studies at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh. Ijan had just completed her second master degree in Health Communication from the Media and Communication Department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. She has her first master degree in communication from the University of Indonesia in 2004. Besides teaching, she is currently an active researcher for the Center of Tobacco Control Studies (CTCS) which she co-found with scholars, academics, and activists in 2011 in Banda Aceh. Her research interests are in interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and  mass communication, that is on how mass media can promote health issues, in particular the issue  of “no tobacco use” (tobaco control  campaign).

Finance Officer 
Cut Dian Fitri

Cut Dian Fitri (Icut) has a BA and master degree in Accounting from Syiah Kuala University, one of the best accounting program in the country. She has worked and had extensive experience in Finance and Accounting with international organizations such as International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nation Population Funds (UNFPA), and Save the Children.

IT Support
Alim Misbullah

Alim Misbullah  graduated from  Mathematics Department, College of Science of  Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, where he majored informatics, in 2010. His experience in the IT field has been accumulated since he was a student as a Network Administrator at Mathematics Department for 2 years (2008-2010). Alim had also been on internship in Taiwan at the Open Source Software Foundry, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica in the development of Open Source Software CMS Plone for 2 months in 2010. Alim has some working experiences with international organizations. He was  a freelance IT consultant at GFA Consulting GmbH Germany and has also been involved in several training programs with GIZ Germany.

Librarian
Evi Susianti

After completing her diploma degree in Library Sciences in 1999, Evi Susianti started her profession as a librarian as a volunteer at the library of IAIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh for three months, focusing on  services and circulation. Then she became a librarian at one of senior high schools in Aceh Besar for one year, doing most works on processing and cataloging.  She joined the orphans foundation supported by Muslim-AID Malaysia in developing a library at its boarding school. In 2009, she joined ARTI (Aceh Research Training Institute) as a directing librarian before she become head librarian of ICAIOS at the end of 2009. In 2010 Evie started her program to get a bachelor degree in Library Science at IAIN Ar-Raniry.

Supporting Staff :

Finance Assistant : Safrida
Administrative Staff : Huliatul Adnin
Security : M. Nur
Office Lady : Rahma Yanti

 

 

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Working Paper Series

In order to provide an avenue for swift publication and wide dissemination of Aceh-related studies, ARI – in cooperation with the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS) – has created an Aceh Working Papers series.

To access the Working Paper Series on Aceh, please click here

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Upcoming Events

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Round Table Discussion with Prof. Liisa Laakso, Banda Aceh, 1 Februari 2011
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Seri Seminar/Diskusi Akhir Pekan 2 (Talk by John McCharty) Banda Aceh, 22 Januari 2011
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Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang III (Master Class) Banda Aceh, Monday-Wednesday, 25-27 Oktober 2010 (9:00 s.d. 16:00)

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Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang II (Master Class) Banda Aceh, Saturday, 9 Oktober 2010 (9:00 s.d. 16:00)
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Seri Seminar/Diskusi "Islam, Uang dan Kehidupan Sehari-hari" (David Kloos - Ph.D research VU University, Amsterdam, Nedherland) Banda Aceh, Thursday, 23 September 2010

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Seri Seminar/Diskusi Akhir Pekan (Talk by Dr. Aspinall) Banda Aceh,17 July 2010
Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang (Master Class) Banda Aceh, 21-23 Agustus 2010

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Notice Board

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Guest Lecture (Kuliah Umum) "Turk-Aceh Connections: Challenges and Opportunities" ,31 January 2012

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Round Table Discussion with Prof. Liisa Laakso, Banda Aceh, 1 Februari 2011
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Seri Seminar/Diskusi Akhir Pekan 2 (Talk by John McCharty) Banda Aceh, 22 Januari 2011
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Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang III (Master Class) Banda Aceh, Monday-Wednesday, 25-27 Oktober 2010 (9:00 s.d. 16:00)

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Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang II (Master Class) Banda Aceh, Saturday, 9 Oktober 2010 (9:00 s.d. 16:00)
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Seri Seminar/Diskusi "Islam, Uang dan Kehidupan Sehari-hari" (David Kloos - Ph.D research VU University, Amsterdam, Nedherland) Banda Aceh, Thursday, 23 September 2010

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Seri Seminar/Diskusi Akhir Pekan (Talk by Dr. Aspinall) Banda Aceh,17 July 2010
Short Course Series " Rangkang Manyang (Master Class) Banda Aceh, 21-23 Agustus 2010

ICAIOS in The News:

 "ICAIOS Aceh Cari Peneliti Mudah" http://theglobejournal.com

"Buku Adat dalam Dinamika Politik Aceh Dibedah" http://theglobejournal.com

"Rangkang Manyang (Master Class) 21-23 Agustus 2010" http://serambinews.com

"Rangkang Manyang (Master Class) 21-23 Agustus 2010" http://seputaraceh.com

"Rangkang Manyang (Master Class) 21-23 Agustus 2010" http://theglobejournal.com

"ARTI tutup, ICAIOS akan lanjutkan misi Peneliti" http://theglobejournal.com

If interested in posting to our Notice Board, please contact: info@acehresearch.org

 

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Staffs

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IT Support

maria.umran@acehresearch.org

Maria Umran graduated from Software Engineering Department, Information Technology Faculty, Budi Luhur University Jakarta, in 2008. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Fachhochschule Fulda, Germany, majoring in Electronic Business. During her bachelor studies, she gained experiences as a web administrator assistant. Maria had also engaged in some student organizations. For instance, she served as a treasurer for the Acehnese Student Association in Germany in 2011. In 2012 she did the internship at the Center for Good Governance under support of CIM (Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung) in Banda Aceh.



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About ICAIOS

International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS) adalah pusat kajian yang bertujuan mengembangkan dan menghidupkan berbagai kajian ilmiah di Aceh dan kawasan seputar Samudra Hindia serta memfasilitasi peneliti lokal, nasional, maupun global dalam melakukan training dan riset tentang isu-isu tematik yang lebih luas dalam konteks Aceh kontemporer dan kawasan sekitarnya. Selain itu, lembaga riset ini menyediakan sumber informasi berharga dan bermanfaat bagi komunitas intelektual Aceh dan sekitarnya.

Lembaga riset ini dikelola oleh staf peneliti lokal dan internasional yang ditunjuk dan diawasi oleh Dewan Penasehat Internasional. Pada tahap formatif, Asia Research Institute di National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS) telah bekerja sama dengan Badan Rekonstruksi dan Rehabilitasi Aceh dan Nias (BRR) untuk memberikan dukungan pada lembaga akademis, LSM dan yayasan serta memastikan bahwa ICAIOS memiliki potensi besar menjadi bagian permanen dari lanskap budaya, ilmiah dan intelektual di Aceh.

ICAIOS menfasilitasi berbagai penelitian dan para peneliti di Aceh, serta menyediakan infrastruktur akademis yang kondusif. ICAIOS memiliki, mengembangkan dan mempertahankan kualitas perpustakaan, website dan database masyarakat, budaya dan sejarah di Aceh melalui sumber dayanya yang kompeten bekerja sama dengan lembaga pendidikan dan budaya lokal.

AKTIVITAS DAN PROGRAM KERJA ICAIOS

1. Menghubungkan Aceh dengan organisasi/peneliti ilmiah internasional serta mensponsori kunjungan, pameran, dan kuliah;
2. Menyelenggarakan konferensi regular (bi-annual), dan memastikan publikasi hasil penelitian secara elektronik atau dalam bentuk buku;
3. Menfasilitasi peneliti lokal Aceh dengan berbagai pelatihan, seperti pelatihan metodelogi, pelatihan menulis, dan sebagainya;
4. Menfasilitasi dan memmberangkatkan peneliti Aceh melanjutkan studi keluar negeri.

Informasi konferensi bi-annual ICAIOS yang telah diselenggarakan meliputi:

  • Konferensi ICAIOS I telah diselenggarakan pada bulan Februari 2007 dengan dukungan Badan Rekonstruksi dan Rehabilitasi Aceh dan Nias (BRR), bertempat di Banda Aceh. Banyak peneliti dan stakeholders potensial dari dalam dan luar negeri berkumpul mendiskusikan agenda lembaga riset di Aceh, ICAIOS, dengan mempertegas tujuan, kerangka kerja, termasuk dukungan lembaga ini dalam menjalankan berbagai inisiatif penelitian di Aceh. Informasi terkait program konferensi terlampir. ICAIOS\COMM STRATEGY\DOCUMENT\ICAIOS conference 1st.pdf
  • Konferensi ICAIOS II telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 23-24 Februari 2009 bekerjsama dengan IAIN Ar-Raniry dan National University of Singapore (NUS); dan mengangkat tema “Civil Conflict and Its Remedies” bertempat di IAIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Informasi terkait program konferensi terlampir. ICAIOS\COMM STRATEGY\DOCUMENT\ICAIOS conference 2nd.pdf
  • Konferensi ICAIOS III telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 25-26 May 2011, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Syiah Kuala dan Goethe University at Frankfurt, Jerman; dan mengangkat tema “New Beginnings: Transformation on Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Regions” bertempat di Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
  • Konferensi ICAIOS IV telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 9-10 Juni 2013, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Malikussaleh dan Harvard University dan mengangkat tema “Beyond Reconstruction: Social Recovery in Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Society” bertempat di Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia. Informasi terkait program konferensi dapat dilihat melalui link: http://www.icaios2013.acehresearch.org/
  • Konferensi ICAIOS V telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 17-18 November 2014, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry dan Earth Observatory of Singapore (an Institute of Nanyang Technological University). Konferensi kali ini mengangkat tema "Conflict, Disaster, and Beyond: Change, Sustainability, and Interconnectedness in the Indian Ocean Regions". Informasi terkait konferensi ICAIOS V dapat dilihat melalui link: http://www.icaios2014.acehresearch.org/

AREA PENGEMBANGAN PROGRAM KERJA ICAIOS

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Eksplorasi dan Rehabilitasi Warisan Budaya

Rehabilitasi warisan budaya Aceh berperan penting dalam keseluruhan proses rekonstruksi di Provinsi Aceh, yang melambangkan nuansa tempat tinggal, sejarah dan identitas bagi warga Aceh yang mengungsi dan mengalami trauma akibat konflik dan tsunami. Selain itu, program ini memberikan peluang baru dan menarik bagi para akademisi lokal dan internasional untuk mengeksplorasi pra-sejarah dan sejarah yang luar biasa dari salah satu wilayah penting di Asia ini.

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Islam, Hukum dan Masyarakat

Perubahan politik yang terjadi di Aceh dan hubungannya dengan negara Indonesia telah menciptakan dinamika baru dalam mengembangkan pemahaman lokal akan interaksi antara norma-norma agama Islam, praktek-praktek budaya setempat, dan struktur hukum formal di provinsi ini. Program ini akan membantu aktivitas peneliti lokal dan internasional yang sedang belajar mengenai perkembangan Isla, hukum, dan masyarakat di Aceh. Program ini diarahkan untuk mendorong pemahaman yang lebih besar tentang situasi di Aceh, dan mengembangkan pemahaman akan isu-isu kontemporer pelaksanaan syariat Islam di Aceh dan komparasinya dengan masyarakat Muslim lainnya.

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Tektonik, Seismologi, dan Dampak Bencana

Aceh, dan zona subduksi Sumatera merupakan dan akan terus menjadi bagian sentral dari aktivitas tektonik dan seismik globalICAIOS akan menjadi basis ideal untuk pemantauan lokasi dan analisis pergerakan tanah, dan melakukan penelitian tentang dampak bencana alam tersebut. Program ini akan memfasilitasi upaya memahami kegiatan seismik dan tektonik, serta mengembangkan cara untuk memaksimalkan keselamatan manusia dalam lingkungan yang rentan bencana tersebut.

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Studi Perdamaian dan Resolusi Konflik

Aceh merupakan salah satu kawasan utama bagi studi konflik dan resolusi konflik baik etnis dan sosial Asia Tenggara. ICAIOS akan menjadi tuan rumah bagi proyek penelitian berfokus pada kedua dampak konflik di Aceh, dan proses perdamaian berkeberlanjutan. Aceh merupakan lokasi yang ideal untuk studi banding dari daerah lain yang mengalami pengalaman konflik yang serupam dimana Aceh diharapkan dapat menjadi model yang bermanfaat untuk resolusi konflik di seluruh dunia.

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Sejarah, Budaya, dan Bahasa

Program ini akan memfasilitasi penelitian komparatif sejarah dan budaya lokal, dan membantu proses dokumentasi, penerjemahan dan penyebarluasan data, serta mempromosikan pemahaman tentang bahasa, tradisi budaya dan sejarah lokal Aceh. Ini akan menghubungkan institusi budaya lokal dan universitas dengan peneliti serta organisasi internasional, juga mengembangkan pendidikan tinggi, dan menyediakan beasiswa internasional untuk dapat lebih mudah diakses di Aceh.

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Ekonomi, Lingkungan, dan Penanganan Bencana

Program ini akan memanfaatkan upaya rekonstruksi di Aceh denagn berfokus pada penggunaan efektif bantuan bencana, serta dampak bencana dan penanganan bencana yang dilakukan manusia terhadap lingkungan dan ekonomi. Hal ini juga akan mempromosikan penelitian tentang pembangunan berkelanjutan yang peka terhadap lingkungan alam. Sangat penting bahwa pelajaran dari Aceh berkontribusi terhadap upaya pembangunan kembali pasca bencana dan konflik di daerah lain di dunia.    

Untuk informasi lain tentang ICAIOS dapat pula dilihat melalui situs Asia Research University National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS) http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/article_view.asp?id=275

 

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Biannual ICAIOS Conference

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Biannual ICAIOS Conference

  • ICAIOS Conference I 

Konferensi ICAIOS I telah diselenggarakan pada bulan Februari 2007 dengan dukungan Badan Rekonstruksi dan Rehabilitasi Aceh dan Nias (BRR), bertempat di Banda Aceh. Banyak peneliti dan stakeholders potensial dari dalam dan luar negeri berkumpul mendiskusikan agenda lembaga riset di Aceh, ICAIOS, dengan mempertegas tujuan, kerangka kerja, termasuk dukungan lembaga ini dalam menjalankan berbagai inisiatif penelitian di Aceh. Informasi terkait program konferensi terlampir. ICAIOS\COMM STRATEGY\DOCUMENT\ICAIOS conference 1st.pdf

  • ICAIOS Conference II

 Konferensi ICAIOS II telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 23-24 Februari 2009 bekerjsama dengan IAIN Ar-Raniry dan National University of Singapore (NUS); dan mengangkat tema “Civil Conflict and Its Remedies” bertempat di IAIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Informasi terkait program konferensi terlampir. ICAIOS\COMM STRATEGY\DOCUMENT\ICAIOS conference 2nd.pdf

  • ICAIOS Conference III

 Konferensi ICAIOS III telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 25-26 May 2011, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Syiah Kuala dan Goethe University at Frankfurt, Jerman; dan mengangkat tema “New Beginnings: Transformation on Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Regions” bertempat di Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

  • ICAIOS Conference IV

Konferensi ICAIOS IV telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 9-10 Juni 2013, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Malikussaleh dan Harvard University dan mengangkat tema “Beyond Reconstruction: Social Recovery in Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Society” bertempat di Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia.
Informasi terkait program konferensi dapat dilihat melalui link: http://www.icaios2013.acehresearch.org/

  • ICAIOS Conference V

Konferensi ICAIOS V telah diselenggarakan pada tanggal 17-18 November 2014, bekerjasama dengan Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry dan Earth Observatory of Singapore (an Institute of Nanyang Technological University). Konferensi kali ini mengangkat tema "Conflict, Disaster, and Beyond: Change, Sustainability, and Interconnectedness in the Indian Ocean Regions".

Informasi terkait konferensi ICAIOS V dapat dilihat melalui link: http://www.icaios2014.acehresearch.org/

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