UI among world`s top 300 universities

UI among world`s top 300 universities

University of Indonesia (UI). (ANTARA PHOTO/Feru Lantara/dok)

Depok, W.Java (ANTARA News) - The University of Indonesia (UI) is ranked 292 in the world along with two other universities -- the National Yang-Ming University (Taipei) and Beijing Normal University -- in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of World Universities for 2018-19.

UI`s Rector, Prof. Muhammad Anis, said here on Thursday that from year to year UI was able to compete with the best universities in the world. The ranking was evidence that UI had been recognised by the world and was able to hold its own with other universities in the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The QS World University Ranking assessed 1,233 universities in 151 countries worldwide. The result was published on Wednesday (June 6) on its website https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2019.

UI succeeded in maintaining its position as the best university in Indonesia for seven consecutive years. The QS University Ranking is used as a reference by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia to measure the quality of the universities in the country.

Prof Anis said one of the efforts made by UI was to meet the indicators used by QS. This ranking reaffirms UI`s expertise in the fields of humanities, health, and science and technology.

Prof. Anis said that in 2018 UI would constantly improve the quality and quantity of research and community service. "In addition, we want to increase the participation of the UI academic community in responding to problems faced by people through cutting-edge and innovative research," he said.

The QS team felt that UI had significantly increased its International Faculty, he said. Currently, UI has 617 foreign lecturers and researchers, mostly from Australia, Philippines, Japan and Malaysia.

The other improvement was in employer reputation. This indicator reflected an the increase in satisfaction of companies` leaders in the performance of UI graduates in their organisations.