Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., inaugurated as many as 1,675 graduate from undergraduate (1,433 people) and diploma (242) programme on Wednesday(17/5) in Grha Sabha Pramana.
Average study time for undergraduate study this time is 4 years and 7 months, diploma III: 3 years and 2 months and diploma IV: 4 years and 3 months. The shortest study time (3 years, 4 months, and 5 days) is done by Zahro Kariima from Management and Public Policy while in diploma programme by Adab Inayah from Computer Science and Informatics in just 2 years, 6 months and 20 days.
The youngest undergraduate, 18 years, 8 months and 5 days old, is Alvinasari Tryardini Arifin from Psychology; in diploma programme it is Allafta Balkis from Accounting that completed it at the age of 19 years, 9 months and 26 days.
The number of cum laude titles in undergraduate programme is 571 and 98 in diploma programme. The undergraduate’s GPA is 3.37 and diploma III: 3.38 while diploma IV: 3.13. Maria Fransiska Pudjohartono from Medical education earned the highest grade or 4.00 while Fatmah from Medical Record earned 3.98 in diploma programme.
Prof. Dwikorita in her remarks congratulated all the graduates that had completed their studies, hoping that they would make better achievements in their future whilst giving optimum contribution to the state.
The Rector further asked the graduates to follow the examples of national awakening hero, Dr. Soetomo and students of STOVIA that established a youth organisation, Budi Utomo, over a century ago. According to the Rector, the spirit of those young people was still relevant today amidst the presence of sophisticated IT technology and learning facilities.
“Budi Utomo has inspired us to always have a visionary idea that orientates to the wider public, not just our own group. If we only think about our own interest, it means we are experiencing an evolution of one century backward, and this is very regrettable,” she said.
The Rector said amidst the noise of threats to diversity issues, the young generation and all elements in the society need to spur the spirit for unity in order to maintain the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. “We have to spur the spirit of nationalism and unity that we live in the framework of Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, living sovereign, undictated by any other state,” she concluded.