YOGYAKARTA- UGM in academic year 2010/2011 formally accepts 9345 new students for undergraduate (S1) and the vocational school (D3) programs. The admission ceremony was led by the Rector of UGM, Prof.Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng, Ph.D, in the Grha Sabha Pramana (GSP) yard, on Wednesday (18/8).
In his speech, the Rector said that students accepted at UGM are the nation's best sons and daughters. Studying at UGM not only carries out the ideals of oneself but also those of parents, community, nation, country and humanity.
The new students are also expected to be able to continue the habit of seriousness and achievement that have also been achieved by previous generation. Besides achievement, they are expected to be able to develop and utilize the values of UGM for civilization, usefulness and happiness.
"Becoming part of UGM is a gift and special. Definitely, we expect that many of the new students will become leaders in their own fields," Sudjarwadi said.
As a symbol of acceptance, the Rector helped four students wear new university jacket; they are Misbachul Hanif (Faculty of Agricultural Technology), Mudrikah (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering), Daniel Samraj Wilfred (Faculty of Medicine, Malaysian student) and Seon Kyung Wi (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Korean student).
Meanwhile, according to Director of Academic Administration of UGM, Dr. Budi Prasetyo Widyobroto, DEA, DESS, as many as 9345 new students come from 1308 high schools, vocational schools or Islamic Senior High Schools in 299 regencies/municipalities in Indonesia, including 77 foreign students.
"Of the 9345 new students, 2531 are from vocational schools while 77 are foreign students," he said.
There are 52.10% of male students and 47.90% female. Meanwhile, the new students mostly come from Central Java, Yogyakarta, West Java, East Java, DKI Jakarta, Banten, Riau, East Kalimantan, North Sumatra and Lampung. Meanwhile, the youngest student (15 years 4 months 16 days) is Gita Murni Puspita, who has been admitted to Accounting Department, Faculty of Economics and Business.
"The percentage of parents’ job is 57% are civil servants/TNI/military/Police and retirees while 43% are self-employed or others," Budi said.
In the welcoming ceremony, the award is also given for outstanding students in the National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) XIII in 2010 and the National Education Day.
Director of UGM Student Affairs, Drs. Haryanto, M. Si said that in PIMNAS XXIII 2010, UGM won the overall champion with 19 medals (9 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze).