Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta keeps showing an increase in quality from year to year by striving to become an Excellent, Islamic, Youthful, and Worldly University as seen in its slogan. At the start of this September, UMY has become the best Private University in the Special Region of Yogyakarta and the third best Private University in Indonesia according to 4ICU.
4ICU Uni-Rank (International College University Ranking) based its rankings on three criteria, namely that the university must be accredited by a governmental body (Kemenristekdikti), has three levels of higher education (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate studies), and has a varied learning process. Uni-Rank also measured the popularity of a university based on the learning activities on its website.
According to Uni-Rank data, the site activity of 570 universities was measured, and UMY has been proven to be the best Private University in the Special Region of Yogyakarta and third best in Indonesia. UMY was graded based on their ability to use their website for the learning process.
“This Achievement is not for UMY only, but also for the entire academic population including the students, and how much they use the UMY web services. If the web services are very good but nobody uses it, then there will be no point of it. from the web, we know that UMY has an e-learning site, an active journal site that can be used by a lot of people. Basically, we know that lecturers and students play a great role regarding keeping the UMY web services active,” Stated Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P when interviewed in his office on Saturday (7/9).
Nevertheless, UMY has achieved a new rank, especially in web activity. To maintain and increase the quality of UMY’s web services, Gunawan hopes that the entire academic population, especially lecturers and students can use the web services to support the learning process. “Now, lecturers must be willing to implement web-based learning, alongside the traditional online methods.” He closed. (Hbb)