The UGM Graduate School is a unit equivalent to a faculty that offers master’s and doctoral education in distinguished programs in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields grounded in local excellence.
Currently, the Graduate School manages 25 study programs, 14 master’s and 11 doctoral programs in science and technology and social sciences and humanities.
The international reputation and recognition achieved by the Graduate School in the category of religious studies and cross-cultural fields have placed it at the top in Indonesia and within the top 51-100 globally, according to The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS WUR) in 2023.
“Based on theology, divinity, and religious studies, UGM ranks 51-100 globally and first in Indonesia,” stated Graduate School Dean, Professor Siti Malkamah, during the 8th Lustrum celebration on Friday, October 27.
According to Professor Siti Malkhamah, the UGM Graduate School earned this international reputation due to its excellence in the field of religion, primarily through its master’s program in religion and cross-cultural studies and the inter-religious studies doctoral program.
She highlighted that this recognition aligns with the vision of the school to provide internationally superior education oriented towards the nation’s interests based on Pancasila.
During the event, she mentioned that the school had reached 500 lecturers, with 394 faculty members from various faculties within UGM and the rest comprising external lecturers, practitioner lecturers, and seven foreign lecturers.
“There are seven full-time foreign lecturers,” the dean explained.
Dr. Arie Sujito, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, Community Service, and Alumni, congratulated the school for its 40th anniversary and 8th lustrum. He expressed hope for the school to progress further, producing higher-quality graduates.
“Our students are becoming smarter, and the references they possess serve to produce even better and higher-quality master’s and doctoral graduates,” the vice-rector stated.
Dr. Abdul Haris Achadi, the secretary of Indonesia Search and Rescue Agency, in his keynote speech, “Indonesia’s Diversity-Based Development in Supporting National Independence Post-COVID-19,” reported that, according to the World Bank, Indonesia is among the five most disaster-prone countries globally.
Dr. Achadi mentioned the government’s efforts in formulating a roadmap for disaster-resilient Indonesian society.
“The Search and Rescue Agency aims to have 10,000 potential Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel to support rapid response efforts for disaster victim rescue and the community’s disaster risk reduction awareness movement,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson