Gadjah Mada University
|Gadjah Mada University|
|Universitas Gadjah Mada|
University coat of arms
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc.,
|Undergraduates||30,638 (as of 2011)|
|Postgraduates||7,600 (as of 2011)|
|Location||Yogyakarta (main campus) and Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Campus||Urban, 882 acres (357 ha)|
|Students||82,394 (2011 data, from Diploma to Postdoctoral)|
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, AUN, ASEA UNINET|
Gadjah Mada University (official: Universitas Gadjah Mada; Abbreviation: UGM) is a public research university located in Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, three years after its first lecture was given on 13 March 1946, it is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Indonesia, and considered one of the most prestigious.
Comprising 18 faculties and 28 research centers, Gadjah Mada offers 68 undergraduate programs, 23 master's programs, and 67 graduate programs ranging from the Social Sciences to Engineering. The university enrolls approximately 157,000 students, has a staff of 2,240 employees, hosts 2,300 lecturers, and maintains a campus of 882 acres, with facilities including a stadium and a gymnasium.
Gadjah Mada is implementing an 'educopolis' campus atmosphere by creating a conducive learning environment. These efforts are pursued within the context of developing multidisciplinary collaborations and responding to ecological issues in order to achieve the vision of the university. Some of the steps include reducing pollution and vehicle exhaust emissions, development of pedestrian areas, restrictions on vehicles entering campus, construction of new dormitories on campus, development of parking pockets, planting trees, and more.
- 1 History
- 2 Faculties and schools
- 3 Research centers
- 4 Achievements
- 5 Student life
- 6 Notable alumni
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
UGM was the first state university in Indonesia, originally established as Universiteit Negeri Gadjah Mada (UNGM) when the Republic of Indonesia was just 3 years old and facing threats from the Netherlands, which wanted to regain control of the Republic. At that time, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia had moved from Jakarta to Jogjakarta.
UGM was established through Government Regulation (PP) No. 23 of 1949, regarding the merger of colleges to form a University. Although these regulations were dated 16 December 1949, the UGM's inauguration took place on 19 December 1949. 19 December was intentionally chosen to alleviate the grief caused by the invasion of the city of Yogyakarta the year before. Additionally, it was meant to show the world that exactly a year after the Netherlands had returned to Indonesia (19 December 1948), the Government of Indonesia would be able to establish a nationwide university.
When founded, UGM had six faculties: the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, the Faculty of Law, Social and Political Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Letters, Pedagogy and Philosophy, the Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
From 1952 until 1972, the Faculty of Medicine was split into two faculties, the Surabaya branch of the Faculty of Law, Social, and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, which was integrated into IKIP Yogyakarta (now Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta [UNY]).
During its initial years the university used the buildings and other facilities belonging to the Kraton of Yogyakarta (Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX's palace). UGM gradually established a campus of its own in Bulaksumur on the northern side of Yogyakarta. The university now occupies an area of three square kilometres.
Faculties and schools
The UGM main building (rectorate building) is located at Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281. Surrounding this, UGM has Grha Sabha Pramana – a huge building utilized for graduation ceremonies - a university library, and a sports center consisting of a stadium, tennis court, and basketball field.
The UGM administration is divided into 18 faculties, offering study programs from undergraduate to doctorate level. It hosts an integrated graduate school that manages study programs outside those offered by the 18 faculties and one vocational school offering practically-oriented study programmes.
- Faculty of Agricultural Technology
- Faculty of Agricultural Science
- Faculty of Animal Science
- Faculty of Biology
- Faculty of Cultural Sciences (Arts and Humanities)
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Economics and Business
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Forestry
- Faculty of Geography
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Philosophy
- Faculty of Psychology
- Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
- Faculty of Veterinary Science
- Graduate School of UGM
- Vocational School
In 1988, UGM opened a master's programme in management (MM-UGM), specially designed for business practices. The business school is a collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Temple University.
UGM's School of Medicine is one of the oldest medical schools in Indonesia, established on 5 March 1946. It is ranked number 72 by the Times Higher Education Supplement 2006 for biomedicine. For the past decade it has been the top medical school in Indonesia.
- UGM's School of Medicine
- Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Cultural Sciences
- Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economics and Business
International Medicine Programme
Starting in 2002, UGM began offering an English-language-based medicine programme for overseas and Indonesian students to study medicine with an international standard curriculum. The International Medicine Programme is five years long, with the first three and a half years being study and a further one and a half years of clinical rotations. The programme is designed around the problem based learning approach, making use of small study groups.
Computer Science International Undergraduate Programme
The CSIUP began in the 2012 academic year. It offers undergraduate computer science classes in English. Its strength lies in algorithm and software design, intelligent systems, programmable logic and embedded systems, and mobile computing. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has been delivering Computer Science courses since 1987 (BSc), 2000 (MSc), and 2003 (PhD), organized jointly by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics, which has also offered courses in Electronics and Instrumentation since 1987 (BSc). In 2010, the Department of Computer Science and Electronics (DCSE) was formed by merging Computer Science resources within the Department of Mathematics with the Electronics and Instrumentation group within the Department of Physics. Students of DCSE have consistently won gold medals in robotics competition both nationally and internationally (in Korea in 2012 with a humanoid robot, and in the USA in 2013 with a legged robot).
UGM has 28 university-level research centers in various fields:
- Center for Agro Ecology Studies
- Center for ASEAN Studies
- Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
- Center for Management of Biological Resources Studies
- Center for Biotechnology Studies
- Center for Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Policy Studies
- Center for Cultural Studies
- Center for Economic and Democracy Studies
- Center for Economic and Public Policy Studies
- Center for Energy Studies
- Center for Environmental Studies
- Center for Food and Nutrition Studies
- Center for German Studies
- Center for Japanese Studies
- Center for Korean Studies
- Center for Land Resources Studies
- Center for Marine Resource and Technology Studies
- Center for Disaster Studies
- Center for Pancasila (State Ideology) Studies
- Center for Population and Policy Studies
- Center for Regional Planning and Development Studies
- Center for Rural and Regional Development Studies
- Center for Security and Peace Studies
- Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies
- Center for Tourism Studies
- Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies
- Center for Women's Studies
- Center for World Trade Studies
- Center for Engineering Science Studies
UGM also makes use of the Integrated Research and Testing Laboratory (LPPT), which is the university’s central laboratory.
The chemistry undergraduate program of Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, has received accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the United Kingdom. RSC is the biggest international organization in Europe committed to the development of chemical science. The announcement was conveyed to the university through an email earlier this week. The accreditation is effective from March 5, 2013 until March 2018. It was the first international accreditation ever received by the university.
|Ranking system||World||Asia||Southeast Asia||Indonesia|
|QS World University Rankings 2011||342||118||–||1|
- 1st winner of Fire Fighting category, 1st winner of Stand Balancing, and 2nd winner of Walker Challenge, Robogames competition, USA 2012
- 3rd Best Memorial Award Asia Cup 2012. International Law Moot Court Competition Asia Cup 2012, Japan
- The Best Technical Innovation Award for eSemar Xperimental, Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) 2011, Malaysia
- Winner of Outstanding Achievement in 62nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – China Association for Science and Technology 2011, USA
- 1st winner of Creative Robot, The 13th International Robot Olympiad 2011, Indonesia
- The Standard CM Category Award, 7th GATSBY Student CM Award
As a contribution to society, UGM organizes a community service called KKN-PPM. It is a must for undergraduate students to attend KKN, since it is one of the requirements to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. KKN-PPM is a research based community service held three times each academic year, in the middle of both the odd semester and even semester and between these two semesters. Not only local students joining the KKN, but also international academicians, including lecturers and students, are regularly involved in KKN-PPM UGM. In 2011, 150 international students participated in KKN-PPM, coming from many countries, such as South Korea, Australia, France, the USA and Norway.
The Sports Activities Unit is coordinated by the Secretariat of Joint Sports, and the Arts Unit is coordinated by the Joint Secretariat of Arts.
Sports Unit activities include Swimming, Diving, Inkai Karate, Kempo, Black Scorpion Karate, Pencak Silat Merpati Putih, Self Periasi Pencak Silat, Pencak Silat Pro Patria, Pencak Silat Setia Heart of the Lotus, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics, Equestrian, Bridge, Badminton, Chess, Tennis, and Tennis Courts.
Arts Unit activities include Arts Gaya Yogyakarta (Swagayugama), Art Style Surakarta, Balinese dance, New Creative dance, Photography, Gamma Band, Marching Band, Keroncong, Student Choir, Theatre, and Arts.
Specific Activities Unit activities include Publisher Student Press Agency, Mapagama, Student Health Unit, Scout, Satmenwa, and Cooperative Students "Kopma UGM."
Spirituality Units include the Unit of Islamic Spirituality (Jama Saladin), Unit of Catholic Spirituality, Christian Spirituality Unit, Hindu Spirituality Unit, Buddhism and Spiritual Unit.
Reasoning Unit activities include the Interdisciplinary Unit of Scientific Reasoning, Gama Scholar Reasoning Unit, and English Debating Society.
Madya Stadium: Madya Stadium is located in the valley of UGM and can be used for football, athletics, hockey, and several other activities. Madya Stadium is not only used by GMU students and academic society but may also be utilized by the general public after obtaining permission from the Rector/Director of Student Affairs.
The Softball/Baseball field (a special field for softball/baseball) is also available for use by external parties after obtaining permission.
The GMU Tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), located in the valley, are used by the GMU Tennis Unit, the academic community, and outside parties who have received permission.
The Student Center consists of the Student Center secretariat room, meeting room, and the Hall. There is also space used by the Student Activity Unit secretariat. The Hall space is not only used for sports activities such as basketball, bolavoli, badminton and martial arts, but also for exhibitions and artistic performances.
There is an Open Field for performing music / art. Located in the valley of UGM. This can be used for musical performances or other student activities that require a wide open space. A permit to use the field to show only musical performances is given twice each month and on special holiday nights (Sundays or national holidays). To use this field a student must apply for permission to the Rector of UGM cq. Director of Student Affairs.
Sukadji Ranuwihardjo – Rector of Gadjah Mada University from 1973 – 1981;
Mohd Noh bin Dalimin - Vice Chancellor of UTHM, Malaysia from 2008 - now
Anies Baswedan – President of Paramadina University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Boediono – Former member of the Government Cabinet as Coordinative Minister of Economics, former Governor of Central Bank Indonesia, and Vice President of Indonesia 2009-2014.
Sri Adiningsih – Indonesian economist
Burhanudin Abdulah – Former Governor of Central Bank Indonesia
Faik Fahmi – Director in PT, Garuda Indonesia Air Lines
Kamardy Arief – Former President Director of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) (1983-1992)
Eko Budiwiyono – President Director of Bank DKI
Halim Alamsyah – Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia
Perry Warjiyo – Director of Monetary Policy Research at Bank Indonesia
Dodjana Jody – President Director of Astra Credit Company, former President of AUTO 2000 (Astra Group)
Siti Fadillah Supari – former Minister of Health
Ryan Thamrin – Host of Dr. Oz Indonesia
Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X – 10th sultan of Yogyakarta
Budiman Sudjatmiko – Indonesian politician
Abdul Rahman Saleh – Attorney General of Indonesia
Jahja Muhaimin – Former Education Minister of Indonesia
Anggito Abimanyu – Director General of Hajj and Umrah of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, former Head of the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia
Art & Culture
Umar Kayam – Prominent Indonesian author and former President of Jakarta Art Institute
Putu Wijaya – Indonesian novelist
Willibrordus S. Rendra – Poet, lyricist, and stage writer, one of the most recognized poets in Indonesia
Sapardi Djoko Damono – Prominent Indonesian poet and a professor at Universitas Indonesia
Science & Technology
Herman Johannes – Rector, former Minister of Public Works 1950–1951
Teuku Jacob – Rector, physician, anatomist, palaeoanthropologist
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