UGM is ranked as the third best university in ASEAN from the ranking released by 4ICU University Rankings.
UGM ranking is below two other reputable universities in Singapore, National University of Singapore (NUS) in the first place, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in the second place.
Director of the Directorate of Information Systems and Resources (DSSDI), Widyawan, ST., M.Sc., Ph.D., mentioned that the ranking obtained shows UGM's popularity as seen from the large number of visits to the UGM website, as well as the number of outside access to various site under the domain ugm.ac.id.
This aids students and lectures to comprehend how far the level of university assurance and popularity through the eyes of foreign countries.
“Daily page views to all ugm.ac.id as the domain site reach 1,1 million every day. Meanwhile, the number of daily visitors is 420 thousand per day,” he said on Sunday (9/2)
Widyawan said, an interesting display on the website and navigation which makes visitors easier to access are not merely points that makes UGM gained enormous popularity. There are other points which also support its popularity such as content and the information which has good quality, relevant, also helpful.
“Furthermore, the reason why the UGM Website can run fast is that it is supported by sufficient infrastructure. This is done by continuing to increase bandwidth capacity from time to time," he explained.
He also added, in 2019, the bandwidth capacity was increased from time to time up to 8 gigabyte per second (Gbps) as the current bandwidth capacity. Widyawan said a good information technology support and big bandwidth capacity makes it easier for the public to access several digital contents in UGM.
“We will keep increasing the information technology infrastructure, bandwidth, also improving data center so the public access would be so much easier,” he said.
The information of UGM rankings as the top three of best universities in ASEAN and also as the first in Indonesia can be accessed in https://www.4icu.org/id/