Nahiyah, Religious Figure and Social Activist


One of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNY’s professors, Prof. Dr. Nahiyah Jaidi Faraz, M.Pd. passed away last Friday (13/1) at Annur Yogyakarta Hospital. Born in Pekalongan, on January 8, 1952, Nahiyah became the second professor at the Management Department of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNY when she was inaugurated in December 2014. At that time, Nahiyah raised the title "Servant Leadership, an Alternative Leadership Model in the Business World for a Better Indonesia" which is in the field of HR Performance Evaluation Science. Apart from teaching activities, this doctor in Educational Research and Evaluation was a gender expert at the Department of Education and Sports DIY from 2003-2005 and 2006-2009. In addition, Nahiyah also served as a member of the People's Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) and the People's Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia (MPR RI) from 1997-1999.

Besides in women's studies, Nahiyah was also active in the field of entrepreneurship by becoming the Head of the Center for Innovation, Business Incubator, and HKI of LPPM UNY and in charge of various MSMEs or startups, both students and in the community. The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic Indonesia in 2018, which at that time was Prof. Muhammad Nasir, gave the UNY Business Incubator award as an outstanding incubator. Several UNY business incubators have developed rapidly, such as Shoesayhelp, SPD Speedometer, Astrobike, and others.

In a tribute ceremony at the UNY Rectorate Building, UNY Rector Prof. Dr. Sumaryanto, M. Kes. expressed his admiration for the figure of the deceased. “She is our role model, even a few days ago we still had a meeting together. Thank you for the extraordinary dedication not only from the deceased but even from her extended family. In her last days, she was still committed to the Tri Dharma. She was a religious figure and a role model, not only in the academic field but in the social field," he said.

Nahiyah leaves a deep good impression on the students under her guidance, her co-lecturers, the educational staff at UNY, to the fostered MSMEs such as traditional herbal medicine craftsmen from Canden Village, Jetis, Bantul. Nahiyah left a husband, Dr. Faraz, M.M., and their two sons and a grandson. (fdhl/tr-ekky)

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