ASEAN University Network on Higher Education for Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) assessed four study programs at Universitas Gadjah Mada to get academic quality assurance on ASEAN level. Those study programs are accounting, forestry, electrical engineering, and geodetic engineering. There are 23 study programs in total that had been assessed by AUN-QA.
The assessment process is planned to take 3 days from December 14th-16th 2015. As many as 8 assessors from AUN will assess and audit the academic quality by hearing with faculty members and checking on laboratory, library, classes, and other facilities.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita, M.Sc., Ph. D., said that assessment by AUN is one of UGM’s ways to guarantee the quality of education that UGM has. “We think of AUN as an important aspect for UGM since it pushes us to improve our education quality more and more,” she said while welcoming the assessor’s visitation at Multimedia Room, Main Office UGM, Monday (12/14).
According to the Rector, the guarantee of academic excellence on each study program in UGM is not just about fulfilling Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi motto that comprises of education, research, and community service but beyond that, we try to give bigger impact for society through its implementation. “We implement those three foundations to support social economy development of this country,” she added.
Rector mentioned some of examples of implemented research results were research of peat that has been recommended to the government for peat management to prevent another disaster.
Meanwhile, Deputy Executive Director of AUN-QA, Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, said that his team did an assessment on those four study programs. The assessment was held in order to develop the education quality in ASEAN.
Currently, there are 27 universities in ASEAN that have been members of ASEAN University Network (AUN) which are regularly assessed by AUN-QA. “There are few universities in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia that are on their way to become our partner,” he said. (Adelily)