Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta was ranked as the best private university in Indonesia by Quacquarelli Symonds. This fact was known from the list of the best universities in Asia that released by that rating board in June 2016. The title of that release is QS University Ranking Asia 2016: Based on the result of 2016 Asian University Rangking Survey.


“Four state universities were ranked as the four best universities in Indonesia based on research of the 11 best Indonesian universities 2016 by Quacquarelli Symonds. Uniquely, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta is able to beat Universitas Brawijaya Malang”, said Sutarno from Bisnis.com.


The ranking of the 11 best Indonesian universities was based on the ranking of the best universities in Indonesia in the Asian region. As the result, the 11 best Indonesian universities in 2016 were Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Diponegoro, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Universitas Brawijaya dan Universitas Bina Nusantara.


UI, ITB, UGM ranking increased significantly. UI’s ranking increased from 79 (last year) to 67, ITB increased significantly from 122 to 86, and UGM from 137 to 135. Two other state universities’ ranking also increased. They were Institut Pertanian Bogor from 211 to 190 and Universitas Diponegoro from 261 to 231. There was also a state university that decreased drastically in rank. It was Universitas Padjadjaran from 168 to 199.

“Other universities that ranked on this year are Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November and Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta in the 251-300 ranking group, Universitas Brawijaya and Universitas Bina Nusantara in 301-350 ranking group”, as written in the realese of QS University Ranking Asia 2016.


The UMS ranking in 2016 remained at 8 from the previous year (2015). Last year, there were only 9 Indonesian universities in the QS University Ranking. Two new universities that ranked on this year are Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Bina Nusantara.