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The 2018 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)

In collaboration with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (FISIPOL UGM), the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN), the Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA), and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemen PAN RB) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on March 22-23, 2018

The 2018 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA), the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (FISIPOL UGM), the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN, Lembaga Administrasi Negara), the Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA), and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemen PAN RB).  It will be held in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (www.ugm.ac.id) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from March 22nd to 23rd, 2018. The conference venue is located in Yogyakarta, approximately 30 minutes car drive from the Adisutjipto International Airport during a non-rush hour.  Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java and it is an important tourist destination in Indonesia.

Main Conference Theme: Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective

The role of public administration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is very important. There are many issues that have to be addressed to increase the quality of life  in developing countries as targeted by SDGs: poverty and hunger, climate change, energy, consumption, marine resources, inequality, economic growth, ecosystems and environment, peace and justice, human settlements, water management, education for sustainable development and lifelong learning, food security, gender equality, industrial sustainability, good health and inclusive well-being, accountable and inclusive institutions, and the global partnership for sustainable development.


Related to these issues, questions may be raised on how effective the role of the public administration is in each country in coping with the above problems. Most developing countries usually adopt a model of public administration from other developed countries. The way of managing development and public services has been based on a bureaucratic model adopted from western countries. In this conference, we will explore the other perspective of public administration by focusing on non-western perspectives.


1)     Developing Theories of Non-Western Public Administrations

2)     Exploring New Research Methods for Public Administration: beyond positivism

3)     Culture (Ethics, Religion) and Public Administration

4)     Strengthening Local Administration and Decentralization

5)     Local Knowledge, Innovation, and Public Policy

6)     Social Architecture, Digital Governance, and Human Values 

All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentation scheduled in the conference program.

Registration Fees

International Participants

-          General           US$150

-          Students         US$100

Indonesian National Participants

-          General           IDR 2,000,000

-          Students         IDR 1,500,000


           General           IDR 500,000

-          Students         IDR 200,000

Registration fees include participation to the conference and membership fee to AAPA for a year and it must be paid in full (this fee is not separable). More detailed information about the Online Registration will be available in early December of 2017.

Conference Venue and Accommodation:

The main conference and the parallel sessions will be held at 4th Floor Convention Room, Faculty of

Social and Political Sciences Building at Universitas Gadjah Mada. More detailed information about

the conference venue will be available in due course.

There are several hotels that you can choose nearby the conference venue.

Within walking distance:

1.      University Club Hotel (200 m) [http://www.ugmclub.com/]

       Contact : (0274)563462 or email universityclub@gamamulti.com

2.      Wisma Kagama UGM (500 m) [http://www.kagamawisma.com/]

       Contact : (0274)560142 or email wisma_kagama@yahoo.com

       Wisma MM UGM (800 m) [http://www.mmugmhotel.com/]

5.      Contact : (0274)557981 – 85 or email mmugmhotel@gmail.com

These hotels are located nearby the Conference Venue at Gadjah Mada University, Daerah Istimewa

Yogyakarta Province. The price of each room is rated around: IDR 300,000 – IDR 600,000 per night,

depends on the types of the room ( the updated 2017 prices ). For your information, The price range is a

special price for UGM university guests and colleagues.

Within 1 – 2 km:

1.      Hotel Santika Premiere (2.0 km) [http://www.santika.com/id/indonesia/jogja/hotel-santika-premiere-jogja/]

       Contact : (62-274) 563036, 562743 or email jogjapremiere@santika.com

3.      Pop! Hotel [2.0 km] [ www.pophotels.com ]

       Contact : Telp: +62 274 4469399 or email info-pop-sangaji@tauzia.com

4.      Phoenix Hotel (2.0 km) [https://www.agoda.com/the-phoenix-hotel-yogyakarta/hotel/yogyakarta-id.html?cid=-146] 

       Contact: Telp: (0274) 566617

       H-Boutique Hotel [2.0 km] [ www.boutiquehotel.com ]

Especially, for the APPA Participants who want to stay in more modern and luxury hotel, we highly

recommend you to this category. However, these hotels are located outside the campus, yet they are very

close to tourist destinations such as Malioboro Street ( Traditional Market ) and the most iconic landmark:

Tugu Jogja. The price range of each room is around: IDR 388,000 – IDR 2,000,000- per night, depends on

the types of the room. Even though the price is slightly higher than previous hotels located on campus, it is

the special price offered to UGM University guests and colleagues.

APPA Participants must make a reservation and booking directly to the hotels and please inform the

operators that you are APPA Participants. If you have any further questions regarding to your

accommodation, please email directly to the Contact above.

Contact Information

For local logistics (lodging/transportation information) and conference venue, please contact:

Ms. Agustina Kustulasari

Department of Public Policy and Management, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Email: aapa2018.indonesia@ugm.ac.id

For conference-related matters, please contact:

Dr. Phil. Gabriel Lele

Department of Public Policy and Management, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

Email: aapa2018.indonesia@ugm.ac.id

For AAPA membership-related general matters, please contact:

Mr. Taein (Ry) Park (Executive Secretary of AAPA) or Mr. Prabin Maharjan (Secretary of AAPA) in the AAPA Secretariat (http://aapa.asia).

Email: aapa@yonsei.ac.kr

AAPA New President:

During the 2018 AAPA Annual Conference at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on March 22-23, 2018, Professor Alex Brillantes in the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines) has been elected as the President of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) for two years (2018-2019).


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