Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., inaugurated 1,834 students of graduate program, consisting of 1,630 Masters Graduates, 19 Specialists, and 118 Doctorate. The average study period for Master Program is 2 years and 3 months, Specialist Program is 4 years and 2 months, and Doctoral Program is 4 years and 10 months.
The shortest period of study for the master program is achieved by Ekrar Winata from Physics Department of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 1 year and 15 days. For the doctoral program it is achieved by Hardiansyah from Civil Engineering Graduate Program, Faculty of Engineering, and Triwiyanto from Electrical Engineering Graduate Program who graduated within 3 years and 2 days.
The youngest graduate of specialist program is Rizki Zarli Humairah from Urban and Regional Planning Master Program, Faculty of Engineering, who earned a master’s degree at the age of 22 years and 16 days. For the specialist program it is Adi Kristanto Tandajaja from Prosthodontics Specialist Study Program, Faculty of Dentistry, who completed his study at 27 years and 15 days. Meanwhile, the youngest graduate of doctoral program is Rizal Maarif Rukmana from Biology UGM at the age of 30 years 6 months and 1 day.
The best graduates for Master’s Program were earned by 11 people with the highest GPA of 4.00, and the one with the shortest study period is Nur Aini Febriana from School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. Next, the highest GPA in specialist programs was achieved by Nazilatul Rizkiyah from Orthodontics Study Program, Faculty of Dentistry, with 4.00 GPA. For doctoral program, there are 25 students who graduate with the highest GPA of 4.00, while the ones with the shortest study period are Triwiyanto from Electrical Engineering.
In his remarks, Panut Mulyono congratulated the graduates who successfully completed their studies at UGM. “I also express my gratitude to parents and lecturers who have always guided and assisted the students to become valuable people for the community,” said the Rector during the graduation ceremony at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM on Thursday (10/24).
To the graduates, the Rector reminded them of the many challenges they still have to face in the future. He opined that in the current era of disruption, all types of occupation and the roles of human resources are constantly changing so awareness is needed for changes and opportunities. “Amidst this rapid change, you should strive to constantly change, create, and innovate in order to prepare for the conditions we currently face,” he said.
He added that UGM graduates were greatly expected to emerge as champions in the era of disruption and become a motor of change to realize national development that benefited the nation. “I hope that your presence among the community can truly give meaning and bring a better change.”
As a graduate representative, Nur Aini Febriana said in her welcoming speech that she was lucky to be able to study at UGM. “We are very fortunate to study here. We are taught to always prioritize integrity, have high social awareness, and we get useful knowledge. We are proud to be part of the campus that always upholds the values of Pancasila and serves the needs of the nation and humanity,” she said.
She further continued, the graduation ceremony she attended with her fellow graduates was not the end of their journey towards achieving their dreams, but a beginning to carry out greater duties and responsibilities. “It is not only titles that we have achieved but also a greater responsibility,” she added.
Amidst the world’s rapid development, Nur Aini argued, there are opportunities as well as challenges that the graduates must face. “There will be much more complex problems and challenges to come. Therefore, a process of self-development through education is needed to keep up with developments and we can build a more prosperous society,” she concluded.