Article 20 of Law No. 20/2003 on the National Education System explicitly mandates that universities are obliged to organize education, research, and community service. In the implementation of the Dharma of research, all teaching staff (lecturers) and students are required to conduct research to solve certain problems that concern them. Lecturers conduct research to develop their field of study and solve practical problems that exist in the midst of society, while students conduct research as one of the obligations that must be fulfilled in completing the educational program they are following.
In an effort to develop the quality and quantity of research that needs to be done by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Semarang State University within the next 10 years are:
The development of science, knowledge and technology in the campus world needs to be disseminated and applied for the welfare of the wider community. This implementation is carried out with an inter-disciplinary, participatory and educational approach, expected to be able to encourage the acceleration of educational development in the Faculty of Social Sciences, State University of Semarang with appropriate and effective results.
Community Service is in line with increasing faith and devotion in the context of modernization of life, modern attitudes and behavior and educating the nation’s life, so as to be able to solve every problem and challenge of change towards better progress in accordance with applicable social and cultural values.
Community Service activities from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Semarnag State University aim to carry out science and technology and art to be utilized by the wider community; organize education and training for industrial workers in various levels of positions; foster cooperation with industry and other institutions to be more synergistic, increase cooperation in order to support the development of small and medium enterprises. The community service program is directed to the target audience of individuals, groups and institutions as a practice of aspects and arts in order to succeed in advanced education in Indonesia.