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UGM is Indonesia's best university of 2020, says uniRank

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Jakarta  /  Thu, June 4, 2020  /  02:39 pm
UGM is Indonesia's best university of 2020, says uniRank

More than 8,000 new students at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta form UGM's symbol during the closing ceremony of the week-long Success Learners Training for New Students (PPSMB) 2017 held at the university's Ghra Sabha Pramana Square on Aug. 12, 2017. (Courtesy of Gadjah Mada University/file)

Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta has ranked first out of 573 higher education institutions in the 2020 Indonesian University Rankingan annual list released by international higher education directory and search engine uniRank.  

Formerly known as 4 International Colleges and Universities (4ICU), uniRank listed the universities based on three criteria, namely being accredited by higher education-related organizations, offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees or postgraduate degrees, and providing most of the courses in face-to-face format.

Following behind UGM are the University of Indonesia (UI) in Depok, West Java and Pendidikan Indonesia University (UPI) in Bandung, West Java in second and third position, respectively.

Widyawan, head of information resources and system center at UGM, said in a statement that the ranking was a form of appreciation from the international agency for the university’s use of information technology in education, teaching and research.

"Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and work-from-home and study-from-home policies, the role of information technology has become more important. The ranking [serves] as encouragement and promotes reflection,” he added. 

In 2018, uniRank also ranked UGM and UI in the first and second position, respectively. Meanwhile, last year UGM was recognized as the country's best higher-education institution by university index agency Webometrics. (wir/kes) 

Below is the top 15 list of the 2020 Indonesian University Ranking:

  1. Gajah Mada University
  2. University of Indonesia
  3. Pendidikan Indonesia University
  4. Diponegoro University
  5. Brawijaya University
  6. Yogyakarta State University (UNY)
  7. Lampung University
  8. Airlangga University
  9. Bogor Institute of Agriculture
  10. Semarang State University
  11. Muhammadiyah Surakarta University
  12. Bandung Institute of Technology
  13. Malang State University
  14. North Sumatra University
  15. Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University

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