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 an Indonesian public research university located in Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was officially founded on 19 December 1949, three years after the first lecture was given on 13 March 1946. It is considered to be one of most prestigious universities in Indonesia.
The university is claimed to be the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia. Comprising 18 faculties and 28 Research centers, Gadjah Mada offers 68 undergraduate study programs, 23 diploma study programs, and 67 graduate programs ranging from Social Sciences to Engineering. Enrolling approximately 157,000 students, the school staffs 2,240 employees, nearly 2,300 lecturers, and maintains a campus of 882 acres with facilities including a stadium and a gymnasium.
Gadjah Mada is implementing an 'educopolis' area, a step taken by university in creating conducive environment for the continuity of the learning process. These efforts are pursued in the context of developing multidisciplinary collaborations and responding to ecological issues in order to achieve the vision of the university. Some of the steps are reducing pollution and vehicle exhaust emissions, development of pedestrian areas, restriction of vehicles entering the campus; construction of new dormitories on the campus, development of parking pockets; planting trees and much 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 the Indonesia. First-time established as Universiteit Negeri Gadjah Mada (UNGM) when the age of the Republic of Indonesia was just 3 years old and when the Netherlands wanted to regain control of the Republic. At that time, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia had moved from Jakarta to Jogjakarta.
In conditions like this, UNGM was established through Government Regulation (PP) No. 23 of 1949 regarding the Merger Colleges to a University. Despite these regulations dated 16 December 1949, the UNGM's inauguration took place on 19 December 1949. 19 December was intentionally chosen to eliminate the grief caused by the invasion of the city of Yogyakarta; a year to that date previously. In addition to this, it was to show the world that exactly a year after the Netherlands returned to Indonesia (19 December 1948), the Government of Indonesia would be able to establish a nationwide university.
When founded, UGM had 6 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 was established, and the Faculty of Education and Teacher Training 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.
The rector of the university is Professor Pratikno, a political scientist, elected on 22 March 2012 for a five-year term ending in 2017.
Faculties and schools
UGM main building (rectorate building) is centered at Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281. On the surroundings, UGM has Grha Sabha Pramana – a huge building utilized for graduation ceremony, a university library, a sports center consisting of a stadium, tennis court, and basketball field.
UGM administration is divided to 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 practical-oriented study programs.
- Faculty of Agricultural Technology
- Faculty of Agriculture
- 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 & 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
UGM's School of Medicine is one of the oldest medical schools in Indonesia, established on 5 March 1946. It is ranked number 72 on the Times Higher Education Supplement 2006 for biomedicine. In 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 program 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 program is designed around the problem based learning approach; making use of small study groups.
Computer Science International Undergraduate Program
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. 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 and that of 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 2012 with the humanoid robot, and the USA 2013 with its 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 Studies
- Center for World Trade Studies
- Center for Engineering Science Studies
UGM also facilitates itself with 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 an 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’s one of requirements to graduate from a Bachelor's degree. KKN-PPM is a research based community service held three times in an academic year: in the middle of both odd semester and even semester and between those two semesters. Not only local students joining the KKN but also international academicians including lecturers and students get involved regularly in KKN-PPM UGM. In 2011, 150 international students participated in KKN-PPM coming many countries such as South Korea, Australia, France, USA, Norway.
The Sports Activities Unit is coordinated by the Secretariat of the Joint Sports, and the Arts Unit is coordinated by the Joint Secretariat of Arts.
Units of sports 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, Soft Ball, Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics, Equestrian, Bridge, Badminton, Chess, Tennis, and Tennis Courts.
Units of art activities include Arts Gaya Yogyakarta (SWAGAYUGAMA), Art Style Surakarta, Balinese dance, Dance New Creative, Photography, Gamma Band, Marching Band, Keroncong, Student Choir, Theatre, and Arts.
Units of specific activities include Publisher Student Press Agency, Mapagama, Student Health Unit, Scout, Satmenwa, and Cooperative Students "Kopma UGM. "
Units of spirituality include Unit Islamic Spirituality (Jama Saladin), Unit of Catholic Spirituality, Christian Spirituality Unit, Unit Spirituality Hinduism, Buddhism and Spiritual Unit.
Units of reasoning activities include Interdisciplinary Unit of Scientific Reasoning, Reasoning Unit Gama Scholar, and English Debating Society.
Madya Stadium : Madya Stadium is located in the valley of UGM and can be used for football activities, athletics, hockey, and several other activities. Madya Stadium is not only used for 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 the afore mentioned permission.
The GMU Tennis courts (indoor and out Door) located in the valley are used by the Unit GMU GMU Tennis, academic, and outside parties who have received the above mentioned permission.
The Student Center which consists of the Student Center room secretariat, meeting room, and the Hall. There is also space used by the Secretariat Student Activity Unit. The Hall space is not only used for sports activities such as Basket, Bolavoli, badminton and Martial Arts, but also for exhibitions and art performances.
There is an Open Field to perform 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 2 times 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 Economic, Former Governor of Central Bank Indonesia, and is now the Vice President of Indonesia
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 Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) (1983-1992)
Eko Budiwiyono – President Director Bank DKI
Halim Alamsyah – Deputi Gubernur 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
Dr. Ryan Thamrin – Host Dr.Oz Indonesia
Dewa Made Beratha – Governor of Bali
Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X – 10th sultan of Yogyakarta
Budiman Sudjatmiko – Indonesian politician
Amien Rais – Former leader of Muhammadiyah
Abdul Rahman Saleh – Attorney general of Indonesia
Jahja Muhaimin – Former education minister of Indonesia
Fadel Muhammad – Governor of Gorontalo 2001–2006, Vice President ASEAN Business Forum
Joko Widodo – Governor of Jakarta (Former: Mayor of Surakarta)
Khairy Jamaluddin – Chairman of Barisan Nasional Youth 2008-now
Rosmah Mansor – wife of Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia 2009-now
Anggito Abimanyu – Director General of Hajj and Umrah of the ministry of religious affairs of Republic of Indonesia ( former Head of Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance of Republic Indonesia)
Art & Culture
Artika Sari Devi – Miss Universe 2005, Top 15
Umar Kayam – Prominent Indonesian author and former President of Jakarta Art Institute
Lindi Cistia Prabha – Indonesian Representative in Miss World 2002
Putu Wijaya – Indonesian novelist
Willibrordus S. Rendra – Poet, lyricist, and stage writer, one of the most recognized poet 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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