SEMARANG – The Head of Diponegoro University (Undip) Alumni Association (IKA) invites all alumni to support the target of Undip in reaching on the list of 500 Leading Universities in the World. Aside from being a form of commitment to the alma mater, the support should be given because Undip is considered feasible to launch the program.

Maryono, the Head of IKA Undip, said that it was indeed the time for Undip to set a target for 500 leading universities in the world. “In order to achieve this. It requires an extraordinary effort. The competition is fierce. Thus, I invited all alumni and Undip partners to support them. Let us push together so that it can be actualized,” said Maryono , Monday (06/15/2020).

In the current era, said the banker who led Bank BTN from 2012-2019, all competition will certainly be viewed in a global perspective. Everything will be measured on a world level, because globalization is a necessity. Every competition will be seen in a global dimension.

Regarding the expected way to participate, Maryono believes that all Undip alumni know and understand what needs to be done to advance the campus which is a candradimuka crater of higher education. “Indeed, it needs to be adapted to the conditions and the existence of each. Whatever form of participation it will definitely useful. And I believe, the alumni will provide the best participation for their alma mater, ” he said.

The strength of the Undip alma mater is one of the biggest strengths in Indonesia. The presence of Undip alumni has spread throughout Indonesia as well as abroad as a force to be reckoned with. This can be seen from the presence of DPD IKA Undip that spreads across 17 provinces.

To the students who are still studying in Undip at various levels, Maryono, who has just completed his third-degree study at FEB Undip, hopes for everyone to have pride as part of Diponegoro University community. Undip is time to be on the same level with international universities so that students must also adjust to change in the way they think, act and learn in order to become the nation’s best alumni.

As is known, the ranking of higher education is carried out by several institutions, ranging from the national level ranking, the ASEAN level, then the Asian level and lastly the world level. At the world level, there are two institutions whose ranking results are trusted and recognized as a reference for performance by higher education providers, namely webometrics, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World Rankings and THE (Times Higher Education).

Webometric is a site that independently evaluates the ranking of a university around the world using presence indicators that assess the number of pages of a university website; visibility that assesses the number of university website links listed on other websites; transparency which means the number of citations in google scholar, as well as excellence that assesses the number of scientific works indexed by scimagojr.com.

The QS World University Rankings is an annual university ranking publication conducted by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Originally QS World University Rankings used the THE-QS World University Rankings label in collaboration with the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine during the period 2004-2009 to publish international league tables. However, entering 2010, each went its own route. QS World published its own ranking with the methodology originally used, while THE adopted a new methodology.

Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, SH., M.Hum, at the 62nd Anniversary launched a strategic step to get Undip into the world’s top 500. According to Prof. Yos, his nickname, Undip has been serving for 62 years in the world of higher education in Indonesia. Lots of experience gained, obstacles, and challenges, as well as happiness and pride based on cohesiveness, perseverance, courage, and synergy among Undip’s academic community. All of that has encouraged and provided hope to achieve the vision of becoming a superior research university into an internationally recognized university.