About Us



SCAD Independent is a research institution that is independent, non-partisan and non-profit, and is an independent research institute on democracy in Aceh, which was founded with a passion to improve the contribution of intellectuals in an effort to improve the development and quality of life for the people of Aceh and democratic life, with the vision to realize SCAD Independent as a center of scientific studies that values education, social and cultural rights, democracy, and human rights, as well as the realization of life in Aceh fair, intelligent, creative, integrative, and dynamic backed by science and technology humane and to help improve the lives of the people of Aceh in all areas democratically.

Initiation of its founding, because political legitimacy depends on democratic governance. At the same time, democracy is experiencing new challenges: Contemporary border-transgressing processes are undermining the traditional form of representative democracy associated with the nation-state. International and supranational organizations, among them the European Union, are posing new challenges in this regard. Our research group explores the ways in which democratic institutions are able to adapt to settings beyond the nation-state. In many well-established democracies, democratic governance is experiencing a malaise - as illustrated by the rise of populist parties and extra-parliamentary movements that vocally criticize political elites. We study why this is so, and ways in which this may be overcome. Democratic institutions are furthermore being “exported” to areas of the world where they hold no weight, traditionally. We are interested in these processes of democratization and the difficulties involved in promoting and consolidating such governance structures under conditions of conflict and instability.

SCAD Independent acts as leading house for a large, multidisciplinary research program, the National Center of Competence in Research “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century” (NCCR Democracy). This program includes a number of political scientists, as well as media- and communications specialists, who together examine the impact of globalization, supranationalization and world integration on the capacity and legitimacy of the nation-state. It also investigates the way in which the media’s influence on politics and public discourse has grown and developed. Since 2014, SCAD Independent has been accredited at the International Accreditation Organization (IAO).

Additionally, SCAD Independent provide social science research community through the publication of a scientific periodical journals, namely; Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun (JIP), with access to world-class survey research services and a full range of survey design, data management, analytical and qualitative skills. This journal (JIP) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a very wide-ranging coverage, consolidates fundamental and applied research activities, with the issue of Social Studies, such as; Education, Politics, Law, Religion, Culture, Humanities and Public Policies, including the Natural Sciences for the social sciences. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The main objective of this journal publishing is to disseminate scientific knowledge and generate debate in an interdisciplinary context, linking the different areas of sciences in the Social Studies, such as; Education, Politics, Law, Religion, Culture, Humanities and Public Policies, including the Natural Sciences for the social sciences. Thus, it is contributing this will help to the societies development with a scientific basis, internationally proved.

Our motivation stems from the desire to collect data of the highest quality, to undertake research in the public good and to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making. Our goal is to be internationally acknowledged as a centre for excellence in the provision of social science research services.

SCAD Independent is a full service research agency. We have extensive experience in telephone, on-line, mail, face-to-face and mixed mode survey research and a specialist qualitative research team with expertise in designing and conducting rigorous research using the full range of methods (including focus groups, in-depth interviews, case studies, deliberative events and workshops).

SCAD Independent has a high standing and well-established links with key academic and non-profit research agencies. These partnerships include a Memorandum of Understanding with the Universities to foster closer ties. We believe that by specializing purely in social research we are well placed, not only to better understand the demands of such research, but also to strive to continuously improve the methods used.


Study Center for Acehnese Democracy of Independent (SCAD Independent), is an independent research institute, non-partisan and non-profit. And SCAD Independent is an independent research institute democracy in Acehnese, which was founded with a passion to improve the contribution of intellectuals in an effort to improve the development and quality of life and democratic life of the Acehnese, Indonesia and World. This business is conducted by:
1. Increased intellectual capacity to analyze, research and scientific studies in various scientific.
2. Doing research constructive and applicable in the fields of education and human resources, social and cultural rights and democracy.
3. Accommodating and continued aspirations and complaints from the public, and provide assistance to the public in democratic life.
4. Build a comprehensive understanding and establish cooperation with various stakeholders on the various issues that exist in Acehnese.
5. Increasing the role of academia in strengthening government institutions by encouraging research-based policy making and academic consultancy.
6. Providing a platform for intellectuals to contribute to the development of a better Acehnese.

Achieve SCAD Independent as a center of scientific study that values education, social and cultural rights, democracy, and human rights, as well as the realization of life in Acehnese fair, intelligent, creative, integrative, and dynamic backed by science and technology humanist and help improve the lives of the people of Acehnese in all areas democratically.

1. Attempting to build a democratic civil society, and uphold human values in accordance with the demands of change and development of the world, and the progress of civilization.
2. Strengthening the scientific basis.
3. Making the institute as a center of research and study as well as a center for scientific information science and democracy.
4. Participate in the intellectual life of the people of Acehnese through sustainable development that humanity faces.
5. Controller of democracy among the people with political actors, for the people able to utilize the space and the opportunity to continue to control every process of making public policy that impacts directly or indirectly on the lives of the people of Acehnese.

Study Center for Acehnese Democracy of Independent (SCAD Independent) has several purposes, among which are:
1. Improving the quality of the Research Institute as a center of scientific research information.
2. Developing and improving the quality of journal research results, scientific articles and the latest development of research methods.
3. Creating a climate and culture of research with methodological training at both the beginner and advanced.
4. Improving the ability of research institutions in research and development, and improving the quality of support facilities in order to increase competitiveness and opportunities for cooperation.
5. Improve the function of media and research institutions as a means of scholarly communication in the field of interactive research community in accordance with the development of the latest issues.
6. Strengthening the scientific basis and make the institute as a center of research and study as well as a center for scientific information science and democracy.
7. Provide mentoring and aspirations as well as receiving many complaints from the people of Acehnese in democratic life.
8. Being controlling democracy among the people with political actors, for the people able to utilize the space and the opportunity to continue to control every process of making public policy that impacts directly or indirectly on the lives of the people of Acehnese.
9. Participate in the intellectual life of the people of Acehnese through sustainable democracy faced humanity.

1. Research, Surveys, Assessment
2. Strengthening Government Policy-Based Research
3. Accompaniment educational, social and cultural rights, law, human rights and democracy to the people of Acehnese.
4. Routine discussion, study, Seminars and Conferences.
5. Publishing and Dissemination Thought.
6. Provision of Data and Literature.
7. Provision of containers and Intellectual Capacity.