The Jakarta Post
Three state-owned universities in Indonesia were among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
Sitting in the highest position among the three is the University of Indonesia (UI), which was ranked at 292 in the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, as seen on its website.
The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) followed at number 359. Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, meanwhile, sat at 391, jumping 11 spots from its previous position of 402.
UGM's head of the Quality Assurance Office, Indra Wijaya Kusuma, said in a statement on the university's website that the upgrade is marked by the improvement of its reputation among employers, the ratio of lecturers to students and the increasing number of international lecturers.
"[We are in] the top 39 percent, ranked 391 of the world's top universities," Indra said, as quoted in the statement published on June 7.
In the global ranking, which lists 1000 universities from around the world, nine Indonesian universities made the list.
The six other universities were ranked between 700 and 800, namely Airlangga University, Bogor Agricultural University, Diponegoro University, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember, Muhammadiyah Surakarta University and Brawijaya University. (kes)