As many as nine people have applied to be the Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) for the period of 2017-2022. They are Ir. Bagas Pujilaksono, M.T., Lic.Eng., Ph.D., Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, DAA., DEA., Prof. Dr. Mudrajad Kuncoro, M.Soc.Sc., Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, M.Si., dr. Rr. Titi Savitri Prihatiningsih, M.Med.Ed., Ph.D., Dr. Drs. Paripurna, S.H., M.Hum., LL.M., and Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Chairman of rector selection working team, Prof. Indarto, said the nine people had officially submitted registration forms and administirative documents. “Actually, there are 46 online applicants, but the ones that submit documents turn out to be 9,” said Indarto to journalists at the Board of Trustees office on Monday (20/2).
According to Indarto, the nine candidate for Rector of UGM would undergo verification as a prerequisite for their candidacy. If getting through, they will undergo a selection of big three before the Academic Senate. “As many as 117 members of the Academic Senate will elect the big three,” he said.
Administrative selection for the applicants is done until 17 March. Those passing will conduct a public scrutiny through the forum of aspiration of academic community members from 18-31 March. The selection by the Senate will run in the first week of April. The election and assignment of the new Rector by the Board of Trustees will run in the third week of April.
Member of the working team, Dr. Arie Sudjito, said the selection at the working team was done transparently and accountably. He asked for the participation of the academic community members and the wider public to give input and information on the track record of the candidates. Arie further hoped the candidates for Rector would be able to join the forum of aspiration as the forum aims at exploring the work programme of all candidates based on the vision and mission of UGM. “Through this forum, the academic community members can critically assess the rector candidates, which will produce the best candidate for the next five years,” he concluded.