The Jakarta Post
University of Indonesia (UI) student Ayu Namira Paramecwari has been named valedictorian of her graduating class at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
According to Antara news agency, Ayu was a student at UI's School of Psychology, class of 2015. She took the international bachelor’s dual-degree program and spent three semesters in Indonesia. She transferred to UQ to complete her studies, earning her two degrees from both UI and UQ.
#HASS Bachelor of Arts/Psychology Valedictorian Ayu Namira Paramecwari made the most out of a dual degree while at #UQ.— HumanitiesUQ (@HASSUQ) July 19, 2019
Ayu was awarded the UQ-UI Psychology Tuition Fee Scholarship to study in Australia. 🎓🎓
Read her story: https://t.co/0jydt73lmS @uqsocsci @UQ_News @UQPsych pic.twitter.com/KpfrxSsWNQ
During her study, Ayu received UI-UQ's full tuition waiver. She graduated with cum laude from UI and received UQ Employability Award for her participation in various activities.
UI head of public relations and public information Rifelly Dewi Astuti said that Ayu’s achievement had brought international, public attention to Indonesia's higher education sector.
Rifelly added that following Ayu’s achievement, the UQ School of Psychology offered to waiver the full tuition of three UI students who wanted to take its honors program.
Meanwhile, Ayu did not expect to be named valedictorian. She said she planned to continue her studies and take the honors program at UQ. (jes/kes)