Universitas Gadjah Mada has once again established itself as a world class university. The Times Higher Education â€“ QS World University Rankings, an independent group established by the Times in the UK, has placed UGM at 250th of this year's rankings.
The rankings published by the THE-QS on 9 October 2009 are the result of a year-long survey of thousands of universities around the world. The survey has been conducted based on 6 criteria. These are: Academic Peer Review (40%), Employer Review (10%), Faculty Student Ratio (20%), Citations per Faculty (20%), International Faculty (5%) and International Students (5%). The six criteria have been made the basis for the total scores of each university.
Indonesia Other Indonesian universities included among the best 500 universities are UI (201) and ITB (351). UGM's ranking has increased significantly as in 2008, UGM was at 316th (UI 287 and ITB 315).
Not the aim The world ranking is something to be thankful for, but that is not the purpose that UGM aims to achieve, as all members of UGM academic community are more committed on how to accelerate learning quality, research, community service, management and cooperation. Therefore, the international acknowledgment will be interpreted as a challenge to work harder in order to put the vision of UGM to become a world class research university into reality.
With the support from all members of the academic community and alumni, UGM, the government and other Indonesian major universities, all will continue to promote the dignity of Indonesia through education.
International cooperation As a world class university, UGM currently has 900 foreign students from 54 countries. In addition, UGMÂ has MoU-based cooperation with 340 international universities and organisations.