Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D has been inaugurated as rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada for the period between 2014-2017 at the Senate Hall of UGM, Monday (24/11), attended by all university leadership as well as Board of Trustees.
Chairperson of UGM Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Sofian Effendi, said that after a meeting, the Board had decided to elect and appoint Prof. Dwikorita as rector of UGM for the period between 2014-2017, replacing Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc, that became State Secretary.
“Prof. Dwikorita is the first female academician that is elected rector,” said Sofian.
He added Dwikorita’s leadership for the next two and a half year is the most determining time for UGM status UGM as university of struggle, national university, and Pancasila university. Sofian also highlighted the shortage in terms of number of students coming from regions outside Java.
The task of the new rector, said Sofian, is to consolidate the output of higher learning to the national demand that has not yet been met, also optimising graduate programme, which currently stays at 25 percent of the total UGM students.
Rector of UGM for the period between 2012-2014, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc, acknowleged to have tried to make UGM as reference for humanity and Indonesia’s leadership in the global era. He hoped the new rector could make UGM produce young generations that are civilised, modest but smart whilst making contributions to the world.
Prof. Dwikorita said the new government arrangement of the Ministry that manages higher learning could be made an opportunity for UGM to become socio entrepreneur university.