The “Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) 2024 by Subject,” released on October 26, 2023, places Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) at the top of Indonesian universities in the field of social sciences.
UGM achieved a total score of 32.65, ranking sixth in Southeast Asia alongside Chiang Mai University in Thailand and Vietnam National University.
“We greatly appreciate the recognition given for the quality of education at UGM, certainly supported by tremendous efforts from various parties. This motivates us to continue innovating in providing quality and meaningful learning for every student,” said the Rector of UGM, Professor Ova Emilia, MD, on Wednesday (November 15).
The assessment for THE WUR 2024 by Subject took place across various countries worldwide. To participate in the THE WUR by Subject ranking, universities must meet two criteria: a publication threshold based on the discipline and an academic staff threshold based on the discipline.
UGM entered six subjects out of the 11 subjects evaluated by THE. UGM ranked in the top 600 globally for two fields of study: Social Sciences and Business & Economics. THE also placed UGM in the top 1000 globally for subjects like Clinical & Health, Engineering, and Life Sciences.
Each subject assessed in THE WUR 2024 by Subject covers a range of narrower fields of study. In Social Sciences, UGM excelled in Communication & Media Studies, Politics & International Studies, Sociology, and Geography.
“These rankings are still dominated by advanced countries in the academic, research, and publication spheres, such as the United States, China, France, India, and the United Kingdom. We can be proud that educational institutions in Indonesia, especially UGM, can compete with global universities,” the rector added.
THE WUR by Subject employs 18 performance indicators identical to those used in THE WUR 2024, with scores in five categories: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.
The assessment of teaching indicators involves evaluating the ratio of doctoral students, the ratio of faculty with doctoral degrees, surveys of partners, university income ratios, and faculty ratios.
Research environment assessment emphasizes research income and reputation, while research quality focuses on citations, strength, influence, and excellence.
The international outlook indicator assesses the proportion of international faculty and students, collaboration in writing with foreign entities, and the proportion of students engaging in exchanges abroad.
The industry indicator assesses research income from industry and patents. The overall methodology is recalibrated for each field of study (subject), with weights adjusted according to each area.
Source: UGM Quality Assurance and Reputation Unit