There are 700 titles of thematic researches that are a cooperation between Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and various institutions. The funds collected for the researches have increased significantly. Of the previous amount of Rp20 billion in 2003, it increased to Rp70 billion in 2009.
â€œThis year we manage some 90 billion in funds,â€ said Vice Rector of Academic, Research and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Retno S. Sudibyo, M.Sc., Apt., when receiving a delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the Leadership Meeting Room of UGM on Tuesday (25/5).
Retno said that to achieve national dan international research reputations, UGM had established partnerships with various domestic and foreign institutions. She said that up to now UGM has partnerships with 626 institutions at ministries/agencies/state institutions, governments in provincial/regency/municipal levels, state-owned enterprises, private companies, universities and other educational institutions, or with private groups. â€œUGM foreign cooperation consists of over 300 foreign educational institutions and international associations from over 60 countries,â€ she added.