Bali is abundant with local wisdoms, from its Subak system, the relation concept of Tri Hita Karana, until the Upakara, which is uniquely manifested in the everyday life of its society. Through the community research division, Jangkang Research Institute intends to identify the uniqueness and ensures the perpetuity of Bali’s local wisdoms as well as the development of its local knowledge assets, in relation with their competency, capacity and technology. The main goal of this division is to conduct researches on various communities in Bali, by setting out its distinctive characteristic and using it as a primary tool in every research analysis process. While simultaneously, it is to be active in encouraging knowledge exchange in order to increase the accessibility as well as the utilization of data and information about the region.
Entrepreneurship and Regional Community Development Studies
Entrepreneurship holds an important role in the development of every economical system. Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian economist, once said that an entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to convert a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. Entrepreneurs play as a self sufficient actor supporting the economy for the society by exercising their destructive creativity towards the overall market. The general objective of the entrepreneurship and regional community development studies is to perform an inquiry concerning everything related with entrepreneurship and community development in Bali.
Tourism and Cultural Studies
Tourism acts as the heart of Bali’s economy. Even though it is covered by magnificent natural sceneries, in reality Bali fully depend on its cultural exotics as the main tourist attraction. The studies main focus is to study the interaction between culture and tourism in Bali, as well as to examine the process of cultural conservation along with the development of its local wisdom.
Gender Empowerment Studies
Women represent an important key for the society, since they are the beginning of a civilization. No woman means no natal. They also own significant influence in preserving and nourishing the development of a civilization, through the role of a mother. However, by being a mother often forces them to be socially neglected in most social interaction of the society. Gender empowerment studies tries to identify and study woman’s role in Bali and their empowerment process.
Children Psychology Studies
Seto Mulyadi, chief of the National Commission for Child Protection, has a motto: “A great nation is a nation that loves its children.” But in reality, the numbers of children exploitation practices in Indonesia are getting worse. Crime such as child abuse and children trafficking seem common. Children psychology studies spotlights every aspect related with the development of children psychology along with their social interaction in the community, as well as issues associated with children protection in Bali.
Education and Human Resources Development Studies
A well educated society reflects an improvement of a nation. Though it is often debated, education indeed serves as a dominant factor for the development of a nation. Now the question is can the advancement of the educational system accommodate the perpetuity of the nation local wisdoms as well as the development of its local knowledge assets. Education and Human Resource Development Studies identifies and studies the community educational system as well as the development of human resources management within various communities in Bali.
Community Health Management Studies
Health is the general condition of the body or mind, especially in terms of the presence or absence of illnesses, injuries, or impairments that enable a human to be productive socially and economically. Various approaches are needed in order to achieve the optimal degree of a physically and mentally healthy society. The community health management studies focuses to identify and study every approach and issue concerning the community health management within Bali society.
Human Rights and Peace Studies
Although from the national plain view conflict is absent in Bali, It does not mean that tension between ethnicity and banjar has vanished from the everyday life of the Balinese. Learning from the previous riots in Indonesia and numerous conflicts in Bali, we believe that it is a necessity to organize a research studies with a focus to study the reality of the Human rights implementation as well as conducting research on peace in Bali.
Do you know what the Subak system really is? One of Bali local knowledge and wisdom associated with irrigation system. Besides its major tourism industry, most of Balinese still rely on agricultural activity as their main source of family income. Therefore, agriculture continuity in Bali holds a vital key to be dug and studied. The agricultural studies exists as an answer for that need. It studies real issues related with Bali agriculture.
Natural Resources, Environmental, and Disaster Management Studies
Nature has an important role in maintaining harmonious social process in a particular society. Bali, with its relational concept of Tri Hita Karana has put the conservation of nature in every process of its people social interactions. The natural resources, environmental and disaster management studies everything related to the utilization of natural resources as well as community base management in Bali.