24 August 2019

The Indonesian Research, Technology and has announced new university rankings. This comes at a time of growing concern about the poor quality of the country’s universities and their lacklustre performance in the global rankings. There have been proposals to recruit international academics to lead Indonesian universities in the hope that this will lead to higher standards. The new rankings classify 2,141 non-vocational higher education institutions in five clusters. It is noticeable that the leading universities are mainly found in Java and Sumatra and few in the eastern regions such as Bali, Sulawesi and Irian jaya. Of the thirteen universities in the first cluster, ten are located in Java, two in Sumatra and only one in Eastern Indonesia.

The top ten universities are:

  1. Institut Teknologi Bandung
  2. Universitas Gadjah Mada
  3. Institut Pertanian Bogor
  4. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
  5. Universitas Indonesia
  6. Universitas Diponegoro
  7. Universitas Airlangga
  8. Universitas Hasanuddin
  9. Universitas Brawijaya
  10. Universitas Padjadjaran.

The ranking is based on four criteria: Input (weighting 15%), Process (25%), Output (25%), and Outcome (25%).

The ministry has also published a list of vocational institutions comprising polytechnics and academies.

The top ten are:

  1. Politeknik Electronika Negeri Surabaya
  2. Politeknik Negeri Bandung
  3. Politeknik Negeri Malang
  4. Politeknik Negeri Semarang
  5. Politeknik Pertanian Negeri Payakumbuh
  6. Politeknik Negeri Ujung Pandang
  7. Politeknik Negeri Jakarta
  8. Politeknik Negeri Padang
  9. Politeknik Pertanian Negeri Pangkajene Kepulauan
  10. Politeknik Negeri Bali.




IREG Initiatives

The purpose of "IREG Inventory of International Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence website information on the current state and scope of this important group of rankings.


National and international academic rankings play ever increasing role as a barometer of quality of higher education institutions. The purpose of "IREG Inventory of National Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory website information on the current state and scope of this important group of rankings.


With the fast development of science and technology, as well as the internationalization of scientific activities, international academic awards have been more and more popular and influential. Numerous international academic awards have been established to provide individuals with incentives and motivation for new academic work and to reward past excellent academic accomplishments.


The purpose of the IREG Ranking Audit, conducted by independent experts, is to verify and attest that ranking under review is done professionally, with a transparent methodology, observes good practices and responds to a need for relevant information of various stakeholders, in particular students, higher education institutions, employers and policy makers.


The purpose of the IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings is to provide recommendations for appropriate interpretations, uses and applications of rankings by potential interested parties, including students and parents, institutions of higher education, policymakers, quality assurance and funding organizations, employers and the media. Specific recommendations have been formulated for each group of stakeholders.


News from IREG Members

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod listed in the global ranking of the world's best university websites Webometrics

According to the recent results of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Lobachevsky University now ranks 1383rd in the world and 67th among university websites in Eastern and Central Europe.

QS organize Reimagine Education conference on 8-10 December 2019 in London

Reimagine Education is the global conference for those interested in pedagogical innovation, cutting edge education technology, and means by which graduate employability can be nurtured.

Yeditepe University in Turkey organize the YIRCoF’19 conference

The Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresught and Futures will take place at Yeditepe University on 29-30 November, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. The invited speaker are – Roberto Poli, UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems from University of Trento, Italy.

Members area

© 2018 IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence