UNS – Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta managed to occupy the top 10 Asian University Ranking (AUR) Indonesia, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) version year 2019. This achievement proves that UNS make the same level to the former and legal entity universities in Indonesia.
UNS Rector, Ravik Karsidi, stated that UNS appreciated this success. Ravik hopes that it can motivate academic community in UNS.
“Becoming the top 10 in AUR Indonesia is such an honour. We do hope that we can do better in the future,” Ravik stated.
Meanwhile, Senior Advisor to Rector for Partnership and Student Affairs, Sutanto, said that there were some criteria to determine the rank. First, it is the number of Doctor. The more doctor UNS has, the more score it will be gotten.
“There is about 40% of Doctor in UNS, and the ideal percentage is 80% of Doctor. However, there are plenty of lecturers in UNS completing the doctoral degree,” Sutanto said.
The second criterion is the comparison between the number of students and lecturers; the ideal comparison is 1:20. Next is the total number of paper in a faculty. In five years, the lecturer has to publish 7 papers in international journal indexed by Scopus. The fourth criterion is the number of papers that have been cited. The next one is international research network. The sixth is the number of foreign lecturers teaching in UNS and the number of foreign students studying in UNS. Last but not least is the carrier of the alumni in international level.
“The universities will be assessed according to the criteria. They have to upload the data before they will be validated and assessed by QS,” Sutanto told.
Sutanto added that UNS has prepared towards Legal Entity Universities (Perguruan Tinggi Berbadan Hukum/PTNBH). Furthermore, Universitas Indonesia (UI), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Padjadjaran, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS), Universitas Bina Nusantara, Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Brawijaya and Universitas Hasanuddin are Indonesia universities chosen as top 10 AUR Indonesia. humas-red.uns/Ref/Dty