Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D, inaugurated three new officials on Friday (31/3) in the Multimedia Room of UGM Main Office. These include Dean of Graduate School UGM, Prof. Dr. Siti Malkhamah, M.Sc., Ph.D., who has been assigned the responsibilities to develop the School as centre for development of strategic study programmes.
“Going forward the Graduate School will be reformulated so now we’re doing establishment whilst the study programmes to be the focus are not merely cross-disciplines but also strategic and vital for UGM,” said Dwikorita in her speech.
Graduate School UGM, in her opinion, has the role in giving solution to state problems and anticipating for possible problems.She cited some study programme of excellence such as inter religious and cultural studies that attract quite an attention from students and researchers from world universities and be the reference for organisation and government agencies.
“The Graduate School has become the locomotive to build sciences so that it can pioneer in finding the solution to state problems. The target is not only for Indonesia but also the world so that UGM becomes the reference for disciplines related to human welfare and world peace,” she added.
She further expected the Graduate School with other Faculties can synergise to enhance science development, thus eventually contributing to the interest of the nation.
The other two officials that are inaugurated are Agus Sudarwinto, S.E., M.M. as Head of Administration Office of Faculty of Agriculture and M. Sulaiman Arrosyid, S.Fil. as Head of Academic and Student Affairs Section of Vocational School.