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The 14th Rector of University of Gajah Mada (UGM) as well as Professor of Social and Political Studies of UGM, Pratikno is the Secretary of State of the Republic of Indonesia for the period of 2014-2019. Pratikno was born in Bojonegoro, East Java, on February 13, 1962, and he earned his Ph.D. in political science at Flinders University in Australia in 1997. He got his Master's degree at the Department of Development Administration of the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1991. He was then Dean of Social and Political Science at UGM for the period of 2008-2012. This loving husband of Siti Faridah and father of their three children is also known as a book author, as well as a political writer in various media.