Postgraduate Alumni Must Help Advance the Society

Postgraduate Program of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) released 112 graduates in the graduation period of November of 2018. The debriefing and release events for UAD Postgraduate Program were held at the auditorium of UAD campus 3 on Friday (11-11-2018). The 112 graduates came from eight study programs.

Prof. Dr. Achmad Mursyidi, M.Sc., Apt., the Director of the Postgraduate Program, in his speech stated that the alumni of the Postgraduate program of UAD had to be able to unify the community. "At present, many people are fragmented, especially regionally. Therefore, the Postgraduate alumni must be cadres who are able to unify the community when they are back to their hometown."

In addition, Mursyidi advised UAD graduates to show good ideas and innovation to advance the people and society. What was equally important was for them to educate the people.

"Do not let the community split. Avoid untrue news, hoaxes. Give education to the community to strengthen its unity," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kasiyarno, M. Hum., the Rector of UAD, congratulated the Postgraduate graduates for completing their S2 studies. "Always be grateful for what you have. High learning motivation must continue to be maintained. If possible, do not just stop at getting a master’s degree and get a doctoral degree in S3."

UAD recorded its history by releasing 1,868 graduates in this graduation period. This number is the biggest number of graduates ever released in one period since UAD was established. Out of the total graduates, S1 graduates amounted to 1,756 graduates with an average Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.4 and S2 graduates amounted to 112 graduates with an average GPA of 3.64. On the other hand, the number of graduates with cum laude predicate amounted to 768. Up to now, the total number of UAD alumni is 45,610 people. (ard)