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Jakarta Post

Pratikno elected new rector of UGM

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 24 2012   /  02:09 pm

Beating out two other candidates, noted political observer Pratikno was elected as the new rector of
Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University (UGM) during the last stage of the election process held at the campus on Thursday.

Of the contended 32 votes, Pratikno won 26. The other two candidates, Marsudi Triatmodjo and Danang Parikesit, won six and one vote respectively.

Responding to his victory, Pratikno said that he would make UGM a front guard for the democratization process in the country, as well as the center of reference for national development. “This is the place where different fields of science find reference,” Pratikno said in his speech after the election.

Pratikno, who will be sworn in on May 28, 2012, to replace Sudjarwadi, said that UGM possessed extraordinary resources in varied disciplines of science. These, he said, had to be synergized in th...