Friday, 9 September 2011

Universitas Indonesia Top 300 in The World

Depok - Based on the assessment issued by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2011 / 2012 on September 5, Universitas Indonesia (UI) is at rank 217 (ranked 236 in 2010). QS World University Ranking 2011/2012 which assesses more than 600 best universities in the world put the UI as the only universities in Indonesia are in the Top 300 Universities in the World.

Compared with the rankings in 2010, the UI increased significantly as many as 19 levels of rank-217 (score 45.10). In 2010, the UI is on the order-236 (score 42.56). UI outperformed a number of universities in the world favorites such as the University of Notre Dame, United States (number-223, score 44.8), Mahidol University in Thailand (the order of 229, score 43.10), University of Technology, Sydney Australia (ranked 268 , score 39.7).

QS World University Ranking Ranking 2011/2012 rate in five clumps of science that is Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Science and Social Sciences & Management. In the field of Arts and Humanities UI is ranked 142, the field of Engineering and Technology UI is ranked 232, the field of Life Sciences and Medicine, ranked 162, the field of Natural Science ranking of 258 and the field of Social Sciences & Management at rank 124.

QS World University Ranking using six parameters in the rating of academic reputation (40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), student / faculty ratio (20 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty (5 percent) and international students (5 percent).

National Achievement

This achievement not only belong to the UI itself, but also a national achievement. This is because the achievement is closely linked to government support for improving the quality of education at the UI. Government through the Ministry of National Education since 2010 has been launched quality improvement program and the international competitiveness of national universities through a program of internationalization.

The program was manifested in the activities of overseas scholarships for lecturers, facilitation of international publications, facilitation of international collaborative research, training for lecturers, development of performance-based management system, and so on.

Competitiveness Improvement Strategy UI

When viewed from the parameters of assessment in the rating QS World University Ranking, the indicators are used fairly comprehensive. The indicator in question is academic quality, publication, management, adequacy ratio of lecturers and exchange students / international lecturer.

Improving the quality of the elements they require serious work to develop the potential that exists both from within and from outside the UI. UI alone since 2007 has been proclaimed a vision to become a world-class research university.

UI is expected to be a university that is able to generate knowledge from research works whose quality is competitive at international level. This vision is in line with the Directorate General of Higher Kemdiknas Strategic Plan 2010-2014, so the support and facilitation of the government through Kemdiknas allows the UI to achieve that vision.

UI strategy to enhance the international competitiveness of internal consolidation, horisontalisme and global collaboration. Consolidation is done by strengthening internal administrative systems and management education in the UI. Among others by doing systems integration of financial administration and human resources.

Financial administration of the UI since 2009 has started an integrated and transparent. Integration has allowed UI to implement programs to improve quality by better and reduce the barriers stemming from the financing difficulties.

Financial transparency is also more secure with the development of better information systems and external audit done. Horisontalisme done by integrating science clumps. In the academic realm, a multidisciplinary scientific tradition in the three clumps of science, namely health, social and technology began to be developed to improve the quality of education and research.

Global collaboration is also actively conducted by the UI in the last 4 years. Number of international cooperation for the dual degree programs and international classes continue to be improved. Research cooperation with leading international universities also continue to be improved.

Performance resulting from this strategy is quite satisfactory. In 2010, there has been a significant increase in journal publications to reach 200 percent, human resource management at the university level as well as faculty and governance organizations that include culture, customs, policies and rules of the organization to support achievement of the UI as one of the best universities in Indonesia and the world.

This achievement is not easy in the midst of the dynamic development of higher education in Indonesia so it requires constant struggle to continue to improve the quality and the quality of education for the UI itself and Indonesia in general education.


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