Today the world is facing many problems. Many countries expect Indonesia to be a partner to look for a solution. UGM as a center of intellectual development in this country has the potential to take part in giving this solution.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In order to solve the problems, UGM participates by advocating the local wisdom. Many international sides have shown appreciation of UGM potentials and achievements such as in handling disasters, empowering society and micro-economics, improving education-based culture, etc. â€œUGM will hold World Conference in October 2010 in which many international experts and figures will share experience to integrate a synergy of local potentials for problem solving,â€ said the Rector UGM, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D., in his speech in the graduation ceremony of Graduate Program at Grha Sabha Pramana, Wednesday (28/10).
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â He added that this is not merely a chance for UGM but also in line with UGM spirit to develop and apply science for the benefit of civilization and people's happiness. â€œWe are sure that UGM alumni will be able to realize that hope wherever they work,â€ he emphasized.
Further the Rector said that UGM alumni can take important part as a trend-setter of system, working habit, and leadership development. The alumni can give solution for national challenges in the future.
In this period, the Rector inaugurated 1,272 graduates (1226 masters, 33 specialists, and 13 doctors). The average study period is 2 years and 2 months for S2, 4 years and 5 months for specialists and 4 years and 8 months for S3. A record of fastest study in S2 has been made by Dimas Rahadian Aji Muhammad from Faculty of Agricultural Technology (1 year), for specialist program by Anastasia Elsa Prahasti from Faculty of Dentistry (2 years and 4 months), for S3 by Prayudi Syamsuri from Faculty of Agriculture (3 years). The youngest graduate from master's program is Ratna Suci Wahyu Hardiati (23 years 2 months and 15 days) from Faculty of Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the percentage of S2 cum laude graduates is 18,24%.Â