Universitas Gadjah Mada once again expresses appreciation for the achievements of its academics, staff, and alumni. Seventy-three awards were presented at the UGM Outstanding Individuals Awards Night held at Grha Sabha Pramana on Wednesday, November 15.
“I am delighted to witness the presentation of awards to these exceptional individuals at UGM. The awardees have demonstrated dedication and outstanding performance that has benefited UGM and had a broader impact on society,” stated Professor Ova Emilia, MD, the Rector of UGM.
The awards aim to appreciate the dedication of academics, staff, and alumni who have worked effectively, creatively, and innovatively, serving as role models for the development of UGM.
The awards are categorized into four main groups: Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Lecturers and Researchers, Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel, and Outstanding Students.
The Outstanding Alumni Awards were presented to five winners, including Spei Yan Bidana, the Regent of Pegunungan Bintang.
The Outstanding Lecturers and Researchers Awards were divided into several subcategories, including Best Research (7 winners), Best Publication (5 winners), Best Community Service (8 winners), Dissemination of Knowledge through Documentary Videos (3 winners), Innovation in Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (3 winners), and Heads of Study Program Driving the Merdeka Belajar–Kampus Merdeka policy (3 winners).
Additionally, the Inspirational Outstanding Lecturer Awards at the UGM level were given to 3 winners.
The Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel Awards were presented to 15 winners, and the Outstanding Student Awards were given to 14 students who excelled at the national level and two at the international level.
The final awards were given to five faculties that won the UGM Protocol Contest.
“I believe these awards are not the pinnacle of our goals; instead, they represent a responsibility to continue inspiring and motivating colleagues to work together to achieve future accomplishments,” added the rector.
The UGM Outstanding Individuals Awards Night is part of the celebrations for the 74th Anniversary of UGM this year, with the theme “Digital Transformation: Harmonizing Innovation and Humanity.”
The event also included the presentation of awards to the top five winners of the songwriting competition held in conjunction with UGM’s 74th Anniversary.
“Keep creating and giving meaning to every step and achievement. May each award recipient become an extraordinary inspiration to realize a more conducive working ecosystem and achieve UGM’s vision and mission,” concluded the rector.