Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking places UGM in 201-250 ranking in Asia and top 20 in Southeast Asia.
UGM becomes one of three universities in Indonesia which are placed in the top 20 position aside from Universitas Indonesia and Bandung Institute of Technology which joined this ranking in the past few years.
“It is the first time for UGM to join THE ranking and obtain 201-205 position in Asia and top 20 positions in Southeast Asia, equivalent with the other Indonesian universities which had joined the ranking in the previous years,” said the Head of Quality Assurance UGM, Prof. Indra Wijaya Kusuma, on Monday (12/2).
Indra said for the first year of UGM participation, this result is quite good because it shows the quality of UGM is already admitted at the regional level. In the similar ranking in the world level which had been released several months ago, UGM was placed in 801-1000 position in the world.
According to Indra, aside from gaining international recognition for the quality of education in the development of science and technology, UGM participation which is evaluated by survey institutions also aims to increase its reputation at international level to open many cooperation opportunities for UGM.
Regarding the ranking done by THE, Indra said the indicators are different from the ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds and other institutions. The THE ranking uses five indicators which are learning, research, citation, industrial input, as well as international view. From these five indicators, the highest score earned by UGM is industrial input indicator which is 60.6 points.
“The indicators are different, however, the focus is still in research, publication, the ratio of lecturers, and so forth,” he added.
In the coming years, Indra hopes UGM’s position can be increased until top 800 in the world and top 200 in Asia. In the near future, UGM will start to collect data that will be submitted to the next ranking programme.
“We hope we can increase our ranking, same as the QS world ranking where our ranking always increases every year until we reach the 402nd position in the world,” said Indra.