Navigating the Heights: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta's Workshop on Strategic Governance and Its Relevance to Times Higher Education (THE) Indicators


Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta hosted a significant workshop on February 6, 2024, which addressed the strategic governance of higher education institutions. The program specifically aimed to enhance comprehension and maximize the effectiveness of Times Higher Education (THE) indicators. The event, which was attended by prominent authorities such as Vice-Rectors, Deans, Vice Deans, and other representatives from all levels of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, had the objective of exploring the intricacies of university ranking factors.

The event offered delegates a valuable chance to enhance their comprehension of the factors that significantly influence the worldwide reputation of academic institutions. The event showcased esteemed attendees from Times Higher Education, namely Simone Dilena (President of APAC), Julie Wikens (Regional Director of APAC), and Mirelle Harvey (Customer Success Manager).

The session began with an enlightening presentation that clarified the three fundamental elements of THE ranking assessment: Teaching, University, and Research. Highlighting the significance of these factors, the presentation stressed that universities need to demonstrate excellence in educating undergraduate students, maintaining a faculty composition that is diverse (with no more than 80% dedicated to one subject), and displaying a strong research output, which includes a minimum of 1000 papers published in the last five years (with an average of at least 150 papers per year).

After the lecture, an opportunity was provided for questions and answers. Faculty representatives and lecturers actively collaborated with the Times Higher Education team, seeking for clarification on different areas of the ranking process and exchanging thoughts on how Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta may improve its position.

The workshop concluded with a group photograph, representing the shared dedication to enhancing the university's international reputation. In addition, participants were given mementos as a gesture of gratitude for their involvement and commitment to the pursuit of academic success.

To strengthen the culture of cooperation, the Vice-Rector for Research, Cooperation, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship and accompanying academics participated in a dinner event alongside the Times Higher Education team. This casual event served as an opportunity to cultivate significant connections and establish the groundwork for future collaborations.

The session provided an important opportunity for Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta to reflect, learn, and collaborate, demonstrating the institution's dedication to reaching the rigorous requirements established by Times Higher Education indicators. (Author: Saragupita, Editor: Prof. Anita Triastuti, S.Pd., M.A., Ph.D.)

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