Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Gadjah Mada ranked 21st in the Asia of QS version, making it the top faculty in Indonesia, ahead of medical faculty and faculty associated with Life Science and Medicine from other universities, such as UI (ranked 25) and ITB (ranked 46).
Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D., mentions several factors that make them in that position, among others are the amount of research/scientific publications, cooperation with foreign countries, the number of international students, as well as innovations that continue to be intensified and management based on balance score card. "With the balance score card management system, we can monitor the performance of institutions (units) and individuals," said Ghufron, Friday (16/9).
Ghufron adds that through the management system based on balance score card the performance and development of institutions and individuals can be identified for short, medium, and long term. Thus, the progress of an institution is no longer perceived just in terms of profit and loss or purely financial. "The software has been developed since at least the last two years. That way, the performance of all sections can be recorded with this management," he added.
On the occasion, Ghufron exemplifies the simple case of a professor who is unable to teach. With the existing systems, we can quickly find out who the replacement lecturer is. In addition, it is related to performance and data related to education, research, and community service.
Ghufron described, balance score card management system that is developed by UGM has actually attracted some interests from Medicine Faculty of other universities. The system will be presented at the conference held by Indonesian Association of Medical Education Institution (AIPKI) in September in Lombok, which according to the plan will also be attended by Medicine Faculty’s representatives from overseas, such as Malaysia.
In line with Ghufron, Prof. dr. Suhardjo, S.U, Sp.M (K)., Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, Business, and Welfare adds that breakthroughs were also made to improve student affairs, such as student exchanges and international conferences. "This year, there are 44 students who follow student exchange program for a month, especially in Europe. While the international conference is joined by about 23 students who are preparing the paper for it," said Suhardjo
Especially on the international program, from year to year the portion for foreign students is reduced and allocated for domestic students. According to Suhardjo, foreign students who are interested in the international program are quite many while the quota is still limited. "There are students from Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany, and Malaysia who have interest. The quota this year is only for 112 people," he said.
Meanwhile, Vice Dean for Administration, Finance and Resources, dr. Muhammad Mansyur Romi, S.U, PA (K), explains that although the world ranking of the Faculty continues to rise, the Faculty still does not abandon the social aspects, such as scholarships and deployment of prospective doctors in remote areas.