Denpasar - Udayana University through Quality Development and Quality Assurance Institution (LP3M) held Socialization and Refreshment Quacquarelli Symonds Star (QS Star) and Quacquarelli Symonds Asian University Rangkings (QS AUR) on Thursday (25/01/2018) at Postgraduate Hall Room of Campus Sudirman Denpasar. The socialization was attended by Vice Rectors, Deans and Vice Deans, Head of Institutions, Coordinator of Study Program, Chairman of CIP, UPMF and Chairman Ikayana with Prof. Dr. Ir. Dr. Ir. I Wayan Nuarsa, M.Si and Ir. I Nengah Sujaya, M.Agr.Sc.Ph.D.

Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Putu Alit Suthanaya, ST., M. Eng., Sc., Ph.D, delivered the background of the activity was in order to socialize QS Star to the newly set Program Coordinator and refresh the latest information on QS Star and QS AUR. Further Chairman of the Committee conveyed in an effort to World Class University we need to know the current position of Unud among other universities. Through rate in QS Star will be known the quality of universities which is seen from the stars obtained. Currently Unud is in the position of three stars from five stars. This shows that Unud is just beginning to attract international attention. For that purpose, Unud seeks to reach four stars which means to have internationalized both the students and the publication. In QS Star the rate very necessary accuracy and completeness of data.

Given the importance of QS Star, cooperation from all parties, especially the Coordinator of the Study Program which is the spearhead in collecting data is needed for the position of three stars so it does not decrease. With the spirit of approximately 1600 lecturers in various courses, Alit Suthanaya sure Unud can achieve the position of four stars. Because one of the requirements to become World Class University (five stars) in QS Star, must reach four stars first. With regard to QS AUR, currently Unud is in position 351 in Asia, therefore it is necessary to work hard for Unud to compete with other universities to reach an international-class university.

Rector of Unud, Prof. Dr. dr. A A. Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K) in her speech conveyed to realize the vision of Unud, the main objective set in the strategic plan is to become a World Class University. Various efforts will be made to improve the position in university rankings, both nationally and internationally. At the national level in the rankings of Dikti, 2017 Unud is in position 17. In the performance contract with the Ministry, the Rector targets to rise to 15th position by 2018. Looking at the criteria used, the University seeks towards internationalization, including for Asia, is preparing a study program to obtain AUN certification. Through this opportunity, the Rector challenged the new Study Program Coordinators to compete for AUN certification. The Rector expects Unud to maintain three-star positions and improve its position under 350 at the Asian level. The Rector gave appreciation to LP3M and all components for his hard work in advancing Udayana University. (PR)