The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings has released the latest rankings of Asia’s best universities. In the QS World University Ranking: Regional Ranking Asia 2019 list, Universitas Gadjah Mada has climbed up from 85 to 74.
“Thank God, UGM’s ranking in QS Asia University Ranking 2019 has gone up from 85 to 74,” said the Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., Friday (10/26) at the campus.
Consecutively from 2016 to 2019, Panut explained, UGM’s ranking has increased from 137 to 74 in Asia. The increase shows the university’s improvement and progresses in various fields each year.
This achievement, he continued, was the result of hard work and cooperation of all UGM academic community with its alumni and partners.
“UGM will continue to strengthen its leadership and contribution to the nation’s progress and welfare.”
Meanwhile, Head of UGM Quality Assurance Office, Prof. Dr. Indra Wijaya Kusuma, M.B.A., explained that the QS university rankings was based on 11 indicators for the assessment. They include academic reputation, alumni reputation in the working world, the ratio of lecturers and students, the number of citations in each scientific publication, scientific publications, student exchanges, foreign lecturers, lecturers with doctoral degrees, as well as international research networks.
Based on the QS data, UGM has improved its performance in several indicators. UGM excels at academic reputation by placing first in Indonesia and 43rd in Asia.
“It indicates that UGM’s reputation is being recognized more in the academic and industrial world,” stated Indra.
Moreover, UGM has also improved its alumni reputation, international research networks, recruitment of international lecturers, balanced ratio of lecturers and students, and the number of international exchange students from and to UGM.