On its 60th anniversary, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta garnered more achievements and awards. By the end of November this year, campus with A accreditation was awarded with the Best Private University on National level. The award was given by Jawa Pos Radar Solo on its Radar Solo Awards 2018.
On Friday night (30/11/2018), Dr. Sofyan Anif M.Si. as the Rector of UMS personally accepted the award. The awarding night, which was organized annually for the last three years by Jawa Pos Radar Solo, was held at Bright Grand Ball room Harris Hotel Solo.
Being interviewed in the venue, Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si., mentioned that this was the second time UMS won the best National Private University from Jawa Pos Radar Solo. “Related to Radar Solo Awards, like last year, UMS is still the best Private University in Indonesia,” he explained.
Furthermore, as the former Vice Rector IV of 2013-2017, he also said that they need to be grateful for the award to encourage the faculty members to maintain this achievement. “Of course we need to appreciate this achievement and this could be the milestone to retain this achievement in the future,” he continued.
For the effort of UMS faculty members, the Rector also hoped that the campus, which had 60 study programs, would continue to maintain its quality and garner more trust from people.
“Because we keep trying to main our quality, of course we hope the best for the future,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Taufik Lamade served as the Director of Jawa Pos Radar Solo explainend that the reason UMS was chosen as the Best Private University through research and consideration from the committee. One of the considerations he made including his appreciation UMS’s achievement, which successfully entered the nine best universities in Indonesia, and UMS ranked 8th in the version of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2018.
“We appreciate the success of UMS of being the best university in Indonesia, UMS ranked 8th competing with other public universities,” he said upon interviewed in the venue.
He also mentioned that out of nine best universities nominated in the award, UMS was the only private university. Thus, UMS became the best private universities among other universities. This was the proof that UMS was not an ordinary campus. He admitted that he remembered the data on this nomination.
"UMS is the best university among other private universities. I still remember the data, which also means that UMS is not an ordinary campus,” he said.
Radar Solo Global Awards 2018 also nominated other categories, including public figure, organization, and government institutions in Great Solo that inspired many people. This event was enlivened with musical parody performed by Owah Band.