Universitas Gadjah Mada inaugurates 386 Diploma students on Thursday (17/11). The average study time is 3 years and 3 months with the shortest time (2 years and 9 months) being completed by Rifqi Auliya Rohman from Japanese study programme, the youngest graduate Duto Suryo Wicaksono - also from the same programme - at the age of 18 years and 10 months old.
The number of cum laude graduates is 14 (3.63 percen) and the average GPS is 3.18. with the highest being attained by Ajeng Kusumaning Ratri from English study programme at GPA 3.89.
Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. dr. Iwan Dwiprahasto, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D, in his remarks congratulated all the graduates for completing their diploma programme.
In the Grha Sabha Pramana hall for the graduation ceremony, Prof. Iwan explained issues on global developments and things to anticipate by the new graduates. One of those is the automatisation technology advancement. In his opinion, this automatisation can reduce the need for human resource and create useful creativity, but also risking an increase in unemployment.
The realities in technology innovation, according to Iwan, will continue to flourish. “All of those need to be understood, showing the big challenge in the future. So, creativity, innovation and independence are needed to make life better,” he said.
Ajeng Kusumaning Ratri, one graduate from English programme, said vocational school graduates are expected to contribute to state development in their own professional area. “Many things can be resolved through our professions. Give your best to people around us and our family,” she said.