UGM added its achievements by placing in the top global 350 in the study field of Social Sciences & Management, Arts & Humanities, and Engineering & Technology. For the sub-study of Geography, UGM got 4th position in ASEAN and 25th in Asia. Meanwhile, for the Social Sciences & Management, it got the 261st position, followed by the Engineering and Technology in the rank of 335th and Arts & Humanities in the 350th position.
From the total five study fields and 38 sub-study fields, Business & Management has successfully become the best sub-study field in Indonesia. In the second place, there is Accounting & Finance and Econometrics. Then, it is followed up by the Law study field in the third position. Next, QS put UGM in second place for Engineering – Chemical. In the third position, there is Computer Science & Information Systems and Engineering – Electrical & Electronic, and fourth for Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering. Based on the ranking above, it can be concluded that Social Sciences & Management got the second position and followed by Engineering & Technology in the third position.
At the global level, the sub-study field of Modern Languages under Arts and Humanities categories kept maintaining its ranking in the 200th position. Meanwhile, the Engineering & Technology study field rankings have progressed since 2019, from 392 to 355 to 335 this year. In addition to the Engineering & Technology ranking, the Computer Science & Information Systems ranking has improved significantly, from the top 450 in 2019 to the top 350 in 2020. On the other hand, Geography has reverted to its best performance in the top 150 after downgrading last year.
Various countries worldwide conducted QS WUR by Subject to evaluate achievements in some developed countries for their academic, research, and publication, such as the United States, China, France, India, and the United Kingdom have major domination. This fact reveals that actually Indonesia, in general, and UGM in particular, is able to fight in the competition.
QS conducted the ranking through four main criteria, including academic reputation, graduate reputation, number of publication citations, h-index or productivity benchmarks, and the impact of publications published by lecturers and researchers. Assessment of graduates and academic reputation conducted through surveys of university partners, such as companies that hire UGM graduate students. Publications indexed in the Scopus database underlies the measurement of the citation and h-index values. Publication becomes one of the most important aspects to participate in the QS ranking for higher education. This condition is supported because the participants must have a minimum number of the paper threshold and research articles in the last five years according to the requirements. In addition to the ranking of each study field of study, QS also publishes a general ranking of higher education institutions every year in the middle of the year. (UGM Public Relations)