EduRank.org has ranked Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) first among the best universities in Indonesia for Anthropology, 21st in Asia, and 465th globally.
A total of ten Indonesian universities are included in the list, each ranked based on research performance in Anthropology. This ranking calculation uses 279 citations received from 441 scientific papers created by the ten campuses. EduRank does not distinguish between undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Ranked second to fifth are Universitas Indonesia, Sebelas Maret University, Diponegoro University, and Brawijaya University, while the rest are Hasanudin University, University of North Sumatra, Bandung Institute of Technology, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta and Medan State University.
Head of the Anthropology Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Prof. Pujo Semedi, said he was grateful that UGM’s Anthropology was placed at number one in Indonesia and 21 in Asia.
“We are very grateful that Anthropology is ranked first in Indonesia and 21st in Asia. Of course, we are delighted,” he said.
According to Pujo, Anthropology staff often publish their research in various reputable international publications, with most of the topics raised about Indonesia.
“The number of publications continues to increase yearly as our staff regularly collaborate with international publication targets. In the future, the research area will gradually be expanded beyond Indonesia,” he said.
The Department of Anthropology has 19 lecturers and 450 undergraduate and graduate students. Of the 19 lecturers, 10 have doctoral degrees, three are currently pursuing doctoral degrees, and five are professors. In addition, every semester, the department organizes lecturer exchanges with several prestigious universities in Europe.
“Regularly, some lecturers work with the private sector and government for community development. Our master’s program has a concentration in community empowerment studies whose curriculum is oriented towards community work,” he added.
Regarding job opportunities for Anthropology students, Pujo emphasized that his department always tries to help students be smart and open-minded, understand current humanitarian issues, and able to formulate alternative solutions to these problems.
“In terms of employment, if students succeed in becoming smart people, they will be able to work in any field and are always ready to learn new things in life,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson