“We have voted, and the result is that Prof. Bambang Agus Kironoto has one vote, Prof. Deendarlianto has three votes, and Prof. Ova Emilia has 21 votes. Thus, the elected rector candidate is Prof. Ova Emilia,” said the Chair. UGM MWA Prof. Ph.D. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc, quoted from the campus page.
Previously, UGM rector candidates had gone through a series of rector candidate selection procedures and the rector election will be held on January 24, 2022. The registration and administrative selection stages go through six rector candidates.
At the Plenary Session of the Academic Senate on May 12, the results of the follow-up selection resulted in three candidates for UGM Chancellor. The UGM prime minister is scheduled to be sworn in on 27 May.
“Due to the current presidential term, Prof. Panut Mulyono will end soon, MWA will hold its inauguration in the near future,” said Pratikno, who chaired the plenary session.
Profile of Ova Emilia, Elected UGM Chancellor
Professor Dr. Ova Emilia, M.Med., Ed., Sp.OG(K), Ph.D is a Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM. This alumnus of the Faculty of Medicine UGM has also served as the Dean of FK-KMK UGM since 2016.
The first professor of education in Indonesia graduated from the UGM undergraduate program in 1987. Ova Emilia then continued her studies for a master’s degree at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 1990.
Born on February 19, 1964 in Yogyakarta, this woman then studied as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UGM from 1996 to 2000, then obtained a PhD in Clinical Teaching and Associate Specialist at UGM in 2009 at Doctoral Education at the University of New South Wales.
Since 2018, he has served as Chairman of the Indonesian National Medical College Association, etc., and won the first place for the 1998 Young Gynecologist Award.
From 2012-2020, Ova developed a family planning services course for doctors. His work has become a state-appointed training model and applied in medical schools in Indonesia.
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Owa said that his strategy as UGM rector in the future includes strengthening interdisciplinary education that encourages social entrepreneurship, independence and diversity, as well as strengthening a campus climate that is healthy, environmentally friendly, literate and socially responsible.
The prepared strategy also includes strengthening comprehensive and sustainable services to address regional problems, he added. Ova emphasized that the strategy would involve academics and alumni.