Universitas Gadjah Mada has inaugurated 1,074 graduate students comprising 966 master’s, 75 specialists and 33 doctorates. Master’s average study time is 2 years and 19 months, specialist 4 years and 5 months and doctoral 5 years and 5 months. Master’s shortest study period is made by Theodorus Yoga Mahendraputra from Electrical Engineering, who graduated in only 15 months and 20 days; specialist Vincensia Maria from Periodontics, who graduated in 33 months and 19 days; while doctoral Ervia Yudiati Agricultural Sciences who graduated in 33 months and 16 days.
Youngest master’s graduate is Nifty Fath (Electrical Engineering) who finished studies aged 21 years 7 months and 28 days old; specialist Andre Lukas (Neural Disease) at the age of 27 years 3 months and 19 days old; doctoral Surahma Asti Mulasari (Medical and Health Sciences) at the age of 33 years 9 months and 5 days old.
Master’s average GPA is 3.56, specialist 3.67 and doctoral 3.76. Highest achievers from master’s are Kevin Cleary Wanta (Chemical Engineering) with GPA 4.00, specialist Kosno Suprianto (Periodontics) 3.96; and doctoral Regina Melianawati Sudjono (Biology) 4.00.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., in her remarks congratulated all graduates who had completed their graduate studies. She expected them when they have returned home to apply their knowledge for the public good. “I hope after you’ve returned home, you would contribute your knowledge and experience to society,” said the Rector during the ceremony at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM on Wednesday (27/7).
She advised the graduates on three things. First, UGM alumni have to maintain the spirit of nationalism and become civilisation agents through their respective knowledge. “We know your road ahead is still long, so be the motor that drives civilisation advancement, make partnership with the almamater, academics, industry, community and government,” she said.
Second, she expected the graduates to be agent of social change for society. “You need to be ready to be agents of social change towards a better Indonesia,” she said
Third, UGM alumni have to be a lifelong learner. “Be a lifelong learner, ready to adapt to changes, be resilient and highly competitive, driven by the spirit of nationalism like the spirit garnered during the establishment of UGM,” she concluded.