Dhifan Kemal Akbar, an FTUI student from the 2019 Mechanical Engineering study program, won 1st place in the Outstanding Student at the Universitas Indonesia. The Outstanding Student Award was presented at the 2022 UI Student Achievement Appreciation Night, at the Assembly Hall, UI Depok Campus, on Friday (3/5). This activity held by the UI Directorate of Student Affairs (Dirmawa) aims to give awards to individuals and groups of students who excel in making UI and Indonesia proud in various academic fields, reasoning competencies, arts and sports, and community service throughout 2021.

During the event, it was announced that the UI 2022 Main Outstanding Student Undergraduate Program won by Dhifan Kemal Akbar from the Faculty of Engineering (1st place), Valerie Josephine Dirjayanto from the Faculty of Medicine (2nd place), and Tasya Salensia from the Faculty of Economics (3rd place). Meanwhile, the Main Outstanding Student of UI 2022 Vocational Program was won by Barijani Mahesa Putra.

Present at the event, the Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. rer. grout. Abdul Haris; Secretary of UI, dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Director of Student Affairs UI, Dr. Badrul Munir, S.T., M.Eng.; Head of Sub-Directorate for Interest and Talent Development of the UI Student Affairs Directorate, Dr. Drs. AG. Sudibyo, M.Sc.; Head of the General Subsection of the Indonesian Talent Development Center (BPTI), Sugeng Riyadi, S.E., M.M.; and Deans, School Directors, Director of Vocational Education Programs, and Student Managers.

UI Chancellor, Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., M.A., Ph.D., said that one of the main tasks of the university is to prepare students to become graduates who are intelligent and of noble conscience who are able to apply, develop, enrich and advance science, technology, art, and culture. “This afternoon, we are holding the University of Indonesia Achievement Student Appreciation Night in 2022. On behalf of UI, I would like to congratulate the selected outstanding students and their proud parents and guardians. Hopefully the achievements can provide benefits and spur other UI students to achieve more and higher at the national and international levels.”

The Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah ST., M.Eng., IPU expressed his pride for Dhifan’s achievements. “The last time FTUI won 1st place in UI Outstanding Student was in 1993. After a long wait of 29 years, Dhifan finally managed to achieve this proud achievement. Dhifan successfully went through a long selection process. Starting from the selection at the departmental level, at the faculty level and finally at the UI level. Hopefully in the future Dhifan can continue the tradition of UI achievements at the National Student Achievement event.”

In the Best Category, the students who won awards were Valerie Josephine Dirjayanto from the Faculty of Medicine (Best Character), Zarifa Emily Putri from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Best Outstanding Achievement), Dhifan Kemal Akbar from the Faculty of Engineering (Best Paper and Presentation) , Tasya Salensia from the Faculty of Economics (Best English), Valerie Josephine Dirjayanto from the Faculty of Medicine (Best Health Sciences Cluster), Dhifan Kemal Akbar from the Engineering Faculty (Best Science and Technology Cluster), and Tasya Salensia from the Economics Faculty (Social Sciences Cluster). and Best Humanities).

In this series of events, there was also a signing of a cooperation agreement between UI and the National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) of the Ministry of Education and Culture for the event of awarding outstanding students at the national level. This collaboration also marks the selection of UI as the host for the award event. Dhifan Kemal Akbar as the winner of the UI 2022 Main Achievement Student Winner will later represent UI at the national event.

“To win this event, I participated in many competitions, explored the things that became my focus, namely the environment, and did various researches related to these problems. The future strategy for the next competition at the national event, I will collaborate with other UI finalists who are so extraordinary,” said Dhifan in the interview session.


Public Communication Bureau
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia