Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., inaugurated as many as 1,850 graduating people consisting of undergraduate (1,209) and diploma (641) students on Thursday (30/8) in Grha Sabha Pramana UGM.
Average study time for undergraduate is 4 years and 4 months, the shortest time (3 years, 3 months and 13 days) is completed by Paxia Novarin (International Relations). In diploma programme, average study time is 4 years and 2 months. The shortest study time (2 years, 8 months and 2 days) is completed by Erwin Darmawan from Metrology and Instrumentation study programme.
Nadia Fauzia Rahmah from Spatial and Urban Planning study programme completed her study at 19 years 6 months and 23 days old, making her the youngest in undergraduate programme. In diploma programme, the youngest is Alda Tri Maharani from Tourism study programme who graduates at 19 years 3 months and 19 days old.
The highest GPA (3.99) in undergraduate programme is earned by Afrizal Luthfi Anggara from Chemical Engineering study programme and in diploma programme Lathifa Rahmah from Korean language study programme earns 3.98
Panut Mulyono in his remarks congratulated the new graduates who had completed their education at UGM. “Appreciation also goes to the parents and lecturers that have guided and taught our students to be graduates who will beneficial the society,” he said.
The Rector added the education taken at UGM was the start to a long journey for the graduates who would engage in society. They have been equipped with knowledge and skills that are relevant as well as good character.
In the occasion, the Rector asked the new graduates to work hard to welcome 4.0 Industrial Revolution when Indonesia is projected to be a developed nation by year 2045.
“To meet that target, it’s only appropriate if we work harder, make innovation, and change the perspective on national development that no longer relies on natural resources only,” he said.
The Rector said the Indonesian nation had to catch up with other nations to achieve advancement. “We need to be optimistic and stand parallel with other developed nations,” he added.
Jumaroh, a graduate from Agroindustry programme, said the inauguration was the starting point for her to become a better individual and useful for society and the nation.
“Starting today, we have to write down our history as an individual, family, and member of society. Please pray for us to lead a good life, have faith in God, and uphold truth,” she said.