JOGJA (KU) – Universitas Gadjah Mada received an award from the World Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) for inaugurating the youngest medical school graduate (17 years 9 months old), Riana Helmi, who graduated on May 19, 2009. A MURI Certificate was symbolically accepted by UGM Executive Secretary, Drs. Djoko Moerdiyanto, M.A., Saturday (5/6), in the Auditorium of Faculty of Medicine. MURI also handed over the award to Riana Helmi as the one who made the record.
"We often hear the notion that behind the success of a great man, there's a great woman. But for me, behind a great child, there are great parents," Riana said to the applause of the audience who were mostly parents of students.
Dean of the Faculty, Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D., said that Riana's success is proof of success of the Faculty. Ghufron delivered that the Faculty is still ranked at 103 place in the THES ranking. "We currently are at number 103 in the world and number one in Indonesia," he concluded.