UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng. inaugurates 2,175 graduates from master programme (1,999), doctoral programme (81) and specialist programme (95). For these graduates, the graduation is held twice this time from October 18 until 19, 2017 at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM. In the first batch of inauguration today (18/10), the Rector inaugurates as many as 915 new graduates. Average study time for the master programme is 2 years and 9 months, the specialist programme is 4 years and 3 months while the doctoral programme is 5 years and 2 months.
The shortest study time for magister is achieved by Wida Wahidah Mubarokah from Veterinary Sciences study programme, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, who completed the degree in 12 months and 20 days. For the specialist programme, the shortest study time is achieved by Yenny Yokung Yong from Periodontal study programme, Faculty of Dentistry, who completed the degree within 24 months and 18 days. Meanwhile, for the doctoral programme, the shortest study time is achieved by Yandi Syukri from Pharmacy Science study programme, Faculty of Pharmacy, who completed the degree in 36 months.
UGM Rector said UGM new graduates have to be the graduates who are able to be qualified leaders and have high moral integrity. According to the Rector. The university graduates have an essential role in the process of disruptive innovation development both in the educational and industrial sectors.
Panut further said currently technology innovation has created a disruption which becomes a hurdle for businessmen. For some businessmen, the scariest thing is not their business competitors but the new technology disruption which can make their service pattern becomes useless. “Technology disruption can seize the market share instantly,” said Panut.
A company or industry has to keep making innovation and transformation in line with technology development in order to maintain their businesses. Panut hopes UGM graduates can utilize those opportunities by developing what they have studied in order to be an innovative and transformative people.
“You also have to be the pioneer in terms of cooperation, synergy, and innovation while working in an institution and as an entrepreneur,” he added.
In the occasion, Panut also announced that currently, UGM ranking is in the 402nd position in the world based on QS World University Ranking. This position has significantly increased compared to the previous year which was in the 501st position. On the other hand, in Asian level, UGM is in the 85th position from the 105th position in the previous year. According to the Rector, these achievements are the result of hard work of all parties. “These achievements are the result of our hard work,” he added.