In fulfilling the vision of the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) mission to develop science for the benefit of the ummah, UMY made various breakthroughs to realize the task. One of them is to meet the targets that have been proclaimed until 2020 to become a reputable international university in the world, which will be implemented by way of entry in the ranking made by QS Star system. Specifically UMY will target QS Ranking achievements for the publication category.
Based on the presentation of Slamet Riyadi, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D. as the head of the Planning and Development Agency (BPP) of UMY, the achievement of this ranking will be implemented by pushing from 2 internal aspects of UMY. “The development of the publication of UMY’s current scientific work is good but we still need to push the existing status. First we will increase the quantity by increasing the number of published scientific papers from lecturers, and also improve the quality of the publication of these scientific works by increasing the number of citation using UMY publications as a reference, “he said in an interview conducted by the team of Bureau of Public Relations and Protocol (BHP) UMY, in Prodi Information Technology UMY, Saturday (2/6).
“The reason we choose the QS Star system as a target is because in addition to this system is more popular among academics, the Indonesian government also makes the indicators used by this system as a reference. Besides the rating is an important thing for college. As a form of recognition and also a bridge for students, parents, academics and other universities in providing trust UMY quality assessment itself, “he continued.
To meet this target UMY will implement various strategies, both to increase the quantity and quality of its publication. “For example, for quantity, we encourage lecturers to produce more quality scientific papers and also collaborate with other authors. The strategy adopted by UMY is an acceleration step so that these two things can immediately rise and enter the QS Star ranking, “explained Slamet.
“The strategy we are doing is a real form of UMY. That we really pay attention to the importance of capacity building. As a leading educational institution, which is not only in Indonesia but also in the international environment, “lid Slamet.
credit: BHP UMY