Lingkar Studi Mahasiswa Ekonomi dan Bisnis (LSME) are one of the autonomous institution in Faculty of Economic and Bussiness that splash around in writing a research, held an annual event which is we call it Kompetisi Karya Tulis Mahasiswa Nasional or commonly abbreviation with KATULISTIWA. This event already running around 8 years that shows the existence of LSME working program at the national level. KATULISTIWA 8 as it name are a competition that addressed to students throughout Indonesia to compete in the field of writing which is the event’s topic are “Kembangkan Desa, Perbaiki Bangsa” and the writing’s topic are Inovasi dan Implementasi Pembangunan Desa dan Daerah Tertinggal sebagai Strategi Pembangunan Jangka Panjang Indonesia 2025”. This is a harmony between this event with LSME which is the field of study is forming beings who can pour his idea in a scientific idea.
The series activities of KATULISTIWA 8 starts with university students throughout Indonesia to register and send their abstract in softcopy which is started on December 28th, 2015 until February 21th, 2016. Until the last day, abstract accumuation recorded around 500 abstract that enter the competition and only 150 competitor can continue to the next stage, which is write a paper. While, collected paper started on February 21th 2016 until April 10th 2016. From 151 research paper be included to the committee will selection and give the mark for the paper, and continue to found the best 12 finalist from all of the competitor in this KATULISTIWA 8’s event. The announcement of 12 finalist who will present their research paper will held on April 23th 2016. After that, finalist will re-registration and invite to be present in Universitas Brawijaya, Malang.
The best 12 finalist are Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta 2 teams, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Universitas Hasanudin Makasar, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Negeri Riau, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Universitas Mataram, Institut Pertanian Bogor, dan Universitas Brawijaya 3 teams.
The presentation from 12 finalist held in Universitas Brawijaya, Malang on Mei 6th – 8th 2016. This events began at 18:30 pm in the Auditorium Building D Faculty of Economics and Business. This activity talked the rules concerning the presentation of the finalists and order during the event. At this event there are also entertainment provided by Homeband Faculty of Economics and Business. All participants then returned to the inn that the committee has in store is at Griya UB.
On the 2nd day or on May 7th, 2016, this is a time for the finalists to present scientific papers. On this day will also be an announcement of the event winners KATULISTIWA 8. Selected participants from all universities in Indonesia to present their scientific papers well in the presence of the jury who are experts in their fields, namely Mr. Anang, Dias, and Gustomy. The day event held from 07.0 am until 15.00 pm. In the end the winner was determined from the equator Events 8 ie 1st place was won by the University of Brawijaya, 2nd place was won by University of Mataram, 3rd place was won by the University of Surabaya, 4th place was won by the University of Riau, and 5th place was won by the University Gadjah Mada.
On day-3 or on the date of May 8th, 2016, finalists undergo a fieldtrip to Desa Wisata Bumiaji located in Kota Batu. Finalists are invited to see the results of the plantantion, redden a cow’s milk, and apple picking base on the event’s topic. Expected future KATULISTIWA 8 can run better and any problems that exist in this year can be addressed next year. It is also to be formed / capture creative ideas of students in an idea in scientific papers.