Depok, MINA – Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir targets 11 universities in Indonesia can penetrate to the world ranking in 2024.
He conveyed it when attending the 2019 National Education Day (Hardiknas) commemoration ceremony at Rotunda field, University of Indonesia (UI), Depok, Thursday.
He explained that currently, Indonesia has only 11 state-owned legal colleges from a total of 4.741 universities throughout Indonesia. However, there are only three universities that have been recorded in the top 500 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University until 2019. They are Namely, University of Indonesia (UI) ranked 292, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in the ranking of 359, and University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) ranked 391.
“UI is now in the ranks of 292 world universities, we want to be able to push it into top 200 in the world. ITB at 340, how do we push it to 200. UGM in 390, how we push it to 200, “Nasir said.
Related to this, Nasir also encouraged other legal colleges to be recorded in 500 QS.
From 11 legal colleges in Indonesia recorded, namely Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), University of Indonesia (UI), Indonesian Education University (UPI), University of North Sumatra (USU ), Airlangga University, Padjadjaran University (Unpad), Diponegoro University (Undip), Hasanuddin University (Unhas), and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS).
He explained that currently, the funds that only have been allocated for research just IDR 950 billion. Nasir wants in 2020 It can be increased, especially to encourage the improvement education quality in world-class tertiary institutions.
“We are trying to propose to enter world class around IDR 10 trillion for 2020. The funds for research development, mobility staff, foreign lecturers to Indonesia or vice versa Indonesia abroad, students and all we have to do. Collaborative research, “he explained. (TL/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)