Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada has inaugurated 1,354 students from undergraduate and diploma programmes, consisting of 1,105 undergraduate, 249 diploma.
Average study time for undergraduate programme is 4 years and 5 months, with the fastest in undergraduate is achieved by Romi Hisyam Muhammad (Management and Public Policy) in 3 years 5 months and 5 days. For diploma programme the average study time is 3 years and 3 months with the fastest study time is achieved by Ihya Ulumuddin from Metrology and Instrumentation in 2 years 5 months and 7 days.
The youngest graduate in undergraduate programme is Felix Giovanni Virgo from Computer Sciences that graduated at 19 years 5 months and 22 days old while in diploma programme it was Amelia Wahyu Ariana from Accounting at 19 years old.
Average GPA for undergradute programme is 3.39 while the highest - 4.00 - is achieved by Danny Agus Pramana Wahyudi from Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing. For diploma programme the average GPA is 3.43, with the highest at 3.91 is achieved by Nanda Eka Puspita from Accounting study programme.
One of the graduates, Fadella Nur Almira from Animal Sciences and Industry, said the result of the study was thanks to the hard work of the lecturers that had educated them until graduation. “Appreciation also goes to the non-teaching staff that have supported us and our parents that have supported us wholeheartedly so we can study well,” said Fadella during the graduation ceremony in Grha Sabha Pramana UGM on Wednesday (23/5).
Despite their success to graduate from UGM, she hoped her fellow graduates to always maintain communication with the university as well as making the UGM proud through their respective field of work.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., said the new graduates were part of the big UGM family who have now played their roles in various disciplines and spread across the country and the world.
The Rector affirmed that UGM had outstanding achievements, but the work market they would soon face was far different from before with the Industrial Revolution 4.0. “The types of work have changed or disappeared while new jobs have appeared which were unimaginable before, so a competence is required according to the need,” he said.
The Rector said the science and skills of the graduates would be the weapon for meeting such change while they still need to invigorate the spirit to make innovation and become a lifelong learner. “Be a tough learner amid the rapid changes,” he said.
He also asked the graduates to always prioritise the interest of the society anywhere they work. “We want to ask you wherever you work, please work for the interest of many people,” he said.