Rector of UGM, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc., reiterated UGM would continue to produce alumni outstanding in their respective disciplines, so they can contribute to the nation. But, in his opinion, it is inadequate to produce outstanding alumni only. UGM also needs to support them in terms of opportunity for them to express themselves. The Rector said in his opening remarks during the graduation ceremony for graduate programmes in Grha Sabha Pramana on Thursday (14/8).
He touched upon the free market era with the enactment of the Asean Single Community in 2015. In his opinion, it is paramount for the government to issue smart policy for providing more opportunities for Indonesians. “UGM, therefore, is committed to not only producing great alumni, but also overseeing the journey of this country, becoming a dignified state, hence providing sufficient opportunities for the Indonesian people in order that they win the global competition,” he said.