Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has ranked first among Indonesian universities based on research performance assessment for the period of 2016-2018 released by Research, Technology Ministry and National Research and Innovation Agency.
This achievement is a repeat of the previous period between 2013-2015 when UGM ranked first, too.
“This result is an award to all academic community of UGM,” said Secretary in the Research Directorate UGM, Dr. Mirwan Ushada, STP. M.App.Life.Sc., on Wednesday (201/11) at UGM .
Mirwan said this was the result of collaboration between academic community of UGM starting from researchers at Centres of Studies, Schools, and Faculties. They all had produced outcomes in the form of proceedings, publication, journal, and intellectual property rights. This was also thanks to units of work at UGM in facilitating the research. They are the Publishing House, Business Development and Incubation Directorate, Partnership and International Affairs Directorate, Finance Directorate, Information System and Resource Directorate, Human Resources Directorate, Community Service Directorate, Centre for Agro-Technology Innovation, Integrated Research and Testing Lab, Faculties, Schools and Centres of Studies.
“This achievement is like an orchestra, not just the work of one unit, but all,” he said.
He explained that the ranking was not the end goal of UGM, but instead it triggered UGM to perform better to achieve its mission to be a world class university that is excellent and innovative and benefits society.
Mirwan added UGM took four strategic steps to sustain this achievement. These are: ensuring compliance to research process, launching policy which are more comfortable to researchers, ethics and integrity, and implementing licence office and transfer office technology.
“The next challenge is to downstream research outcomes to the industry, and encouraging local wisdom based research and research digitalisation,” he said.
The ranking by the Ministry is done by referring to the data compiled by each participating university in the System of Research Management and Community Service Information (Simlitbamas). The components that are evaluated include research resource, management, output, and revenue generation.
The big 10 universities in the ranking are UGM, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Andalas, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Hasanuddin, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, and Universitas Udayana.