Universitas Gadjah Mada
|Motto||Mengakar Kuat, Menjulang Tinggi|
Motto in English
|Locally Rooted, Globally Respected|
|2,707 (as of 2020)|
|Students||56,110 (as of 2020)|
|Undergraduates||33,133 (as of 2016)|
|Postgraduates||15,637 (as of 2016)|
|2,693 (as of 2018)|
|Campus||Urban, 357 ha|
|Affiliations||AACSB Accredited, CHEA, WFME, RSC, ABET, IChemE,ASIIN, KAAB, AUN, IABEE, ASAIHL, FUIW, ASEA-UNINET|
Gadjah Mada University (Javanese: ꦈꦤꦶꦥ꦳ꦼꦂꦱꦶꦠꦱ꧀ꦓꦗꦃꦩꦢ; Indonesian: Universitas Gadjah Mada, abbreviated as UGM) is a public research university located in Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher education in the country. It is widely known as the largest and the first state university in the nation. It has been credited as one of the best universities in Indonesia. In the 2023 QS World Universities Ranking, UGM is ranked 1st in Indonesia and 231st in the world.
When the university was established in the 1940s under Dutch rule, it was the first medicine faculty freely open to native Indonesians, at a time when native education was often restricted.
Comprising 18 faculties and 27 research centers, UGM offers 68 undergraduate, 23 diploma, 104 master and specialist, 43 doctorate and 4 clusters of post doctoral study programs. The university has enrolled approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students, and has 2,500 faculty members. UGM maintains a campus of 360 acres (150 ha), with facilities that include a stadium and a fitness center.
The university is named after Gajah Mada, a 14th-century leader of the Majapahit Empire of Java, considered by some historians to be the nation's first unifier; the university's name still reflects the old Dutch-era spelling. The seventh and current President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, earned his degree in forestry at UGM in 1985.
UGM was the first state university in Indonesia, established as Universiteit Negeri Gadjah Mada (UNGM) when Indonesia was still facing threats from the Netherlands, who wanted to regain control. At the time, the capital of Indonesia had moved from Jakarta to Yogyakarta.
UGM was established through Government Regulation (PP) No. 23 of 1949, regarding the merger of colleges to form a university. Although the regulations were dated 16 December, UGM's inauguration took place on 19 December, intentionally chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Dutch invasion of Yogyakarta, exactly one year prior on 19 December 1948. The intentional date was meant to show that one year after the Netherlands had invaded the city, the government would establish a nationwide university there.
When it was founded, UGM had six faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy; Law, Economics, Social and Political Sciences; Engineering; Letters, Pedagogy and Philosophy; Agriculture; and Veterinary Medicine.
From 1952 until 1972, the Faculty of Law, Social and Political Sciences 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).
During its initial years of Dutch resistance, the university taught literature and law in the buildings and other facilities belonging to the palace of Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, who volunteered his palace for the university's use. UGM gradually established a campus of its own in Bulaksumur, on the northern side of Yogyakarta, and now occupies an area of three square kilometres.
Faculties and Schools
The UGM main building is called the Balairung, a rectorate building, in Sleman. Nearby is the Grha Sabha Pramana, a large building utilized for graduation ceremonies, with an adjoining square used for sport and recreation. There is also a university library and a sports center, consisting of a stadium, tennis court, and basketball field.
Most of the main campus is located in Sleman, with the small parts (such as part of the Vocational School and part of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences) is located within Yogyakarta city.
The UGM administration is divided into 18 faculties, offering study programs from the undergraduate to post doctoral level. There is also a vocational school offering vocational study programmes.
- Faculty of Biology
- Faculty of Agricultural Technology
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Animal Science
- 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 Science
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
UGM provides some major programs in English and admits international students. In 2018, there are 1,334 international students who originally come from Asian countries, 566 European students, 214 Australian/Oceanian students, 101 Canadian & US students, 58 African students, and 12 South American students who study in the 18 faculties of Gadjah Mada University.
International Undergraduate Programmes
The undergraduate programs in English as follows.
- Computer Science
- Electronics & Instrumentation
- Cultural Sciences
- Animal Science
- International Relations
- Public Policy & Management
- Communication Science
- Geodetic & Geomatical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
- Environmental Geography
- Cartography and Remote Sensing
- Regional Development
Computer Science International Undergraduate Programme
CSIUP began in the 2012 academic year. It offers undergraduate computer science classes in English. It teaches algorithm and software design, intelligent systems, programmable logic and embedded systems, and mobile computing. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has been teaching 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 won gold medals in robotics competitions both nationally and internationally (in Korea in 2012 with a humanoid robot, and in the US in 2013 with a legged robot).
Medicine International Undergraduate Programme
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 over five years, 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 a problem based learning approach, making use of small study groups.
International Graduate Programmes
The graduate programs in English as follows
- Management & Business (MBA)
- Law (LLM)
- Economics Development (M.Ec.Dev)
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Geological & Geo-resources Engineering
- Material Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
- Religious and Cross-cultural Studies
- Disaster Management
- Computer Science
- Art & Humanity
- International Relations
- Public Policy & Management
- Communication Science
- Agricultural Science
- Geographic Science
- Forestry Science
- American Studies
- UGM Graduate School
- UGM Vocational School
In 1988, UGM opened a master's programme in management (MM-UGM), to train students in business practices. The program is a collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Temple University. The Faculty of Economics and Business UGM is ranked among 5% of world best business schools after it received an international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. In 2010, UGM opened a similar campus in South Jakarta, Jakarta.
The Faculty of Medicine UGM is one of the oldest medical schools in Indonesia, having been established on 5 March 1946. It is ranked number 72 by the Times Higher Education Supplement 2006 for biomedicine.
Prior to being part of the UGM, the faculty of engineering was already providing engineering education under name of STT Jogjakarta since 1946. After the UGM establishment meeting on May 20, 1949, STT Jogjakarta changed its name to the faculty of engineering of UGM and admit 205 students. The faculty consists of 3 departments: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Between 1957 and 1966, the engineering faculty received support from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA gave books, equipment, and scholarship to lecturers as well as sent their professors to teach in the faculty of engineering of Gadjah Mada University.
Currently, the faculty of engineering has 8 departments: Architecture & urban planning, civil & environmental engineering, geodetic engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical & industrial engineering, electrical and informatics engineering, nuclear and physic engineering, and geological engineering. Each department has been accredited by ABET (USA), IChemE (UK), ASIIN (Germany), KAAB (South Korea), AUN QA (ASEAN), IABEE (Indonesia), and BAN-PT (Indonesia)
Double Degree Programmes
UGM provides the undergraduate & graduate Double Degree programmes by collaboration with selected and prestigious university at USA, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Japan, as follows:
- Agricultural Science
- Agricultural Technology (Agricultural & Food Engineering)
- Economics & Business
- Economics Development
- Mathematics & Natural Sciences
- Civil Engineering & Environmental Infrastructure Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
- Physical & Nuclear Engineering
- Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Architecture, Urban Design & Regional Planning
- Agro-Industrial Technology
- Humanitarian Engineering
- Veterinary Medicine
- Animal Science
- Art & Humanity
- Public Administration, Management & Policy
- International Relations
- Computer Science
- Disaster Management
- Health Policy & Management
- Geo Information for Spacial Planning & Disaster Risk Management
- Coastal & River Basin Area Management
Post Doctoral Programmes
- Cluster of Social & Humanity Sciences
- Cluster of Medical & Health Sciences
- Cluster of Science & Technology
- Cluster of Agro Complex / Life & Agro Sciences
UGM, SDGs Corner
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future"
The 17 SDGs are: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life On Land, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals.
UGM has 24 university-level research and study centers:
- Center for Agroecology and Land Resources Studies
- Center for Asia - Pacific Studies
- Center for Disaster Studies
- Research Center for Biotechnology
- Center for Economic and Public Policy Studies
- Center for Economic Democracy Studies
- Center for Energy Studies
- Center for Clinical Pharmacology Studies and Drug Policy
- Center for Security and Peace Studies.
- Center for Cultural Studies
- Center for Population and Policy Studies
- Center For Environmental Studies
- Center for Pancasila Studies
- Center for Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Technology Studies
- Center for Food and Nutrition Studies
- Center for Tourism Studies
- Center for Rural and Regional Development Studies
- Research Center for Management of Biological Resources
- Center for World Trade Studies
- Center for Studies in Regional Development Planning
- Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies
- Center For Marine Resource Development and Technology
- Center For Transportation and Logistics Studies
- Center For Women Studies
UGM maintains the Integrated Research and Testing Laboratory (LPPT), which is the university's central laboratory.
UGM has been collaborating with many overseas universities such as
- Harvard University, USA
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Stanford University, USA
- Yale University, USA
- University of Chicago, USA
- University of California Berkeley, USA
- Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Princeton University, USA
- Johns Hopkins University, USA
- California Institute of Technology, USA
- Cornell University, USA
- Columbia University, USA
- University of Pennsylvania, USA
- University of Michigan, USA
- University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Northwestern University, USA
- UCLA, USA
- University of Washington-Seattle, USA
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- Michigan State University, USA
- Duke University, USA
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- University of California-Davis, USA
- University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Purdue University, USA
- University of Oxford, UK
- University of Cambridge, UK
- UCL London, UK
- Imperial College London, UK
- University of Edinburgh, UK
- King's College London, UK
- LSE, UK
- University of Manchester, UK
- University of Bristol, UK
- University of Glasgow, UK
- University of London, UK
- University of Warwick, UK
- University of Southampton, UK
- University of Birmingham, UK
- University of Leeds, UK
- University of Durham, UK
- University of Nottingham, UK
- Australian National University, Australia
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- University of Sydney, Australia
- Monash University, Australia
- University of New South Wales, Australia
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Amsterdam University, Netherlands
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Leiden University, Netherlands
- TU Delft, Netherlands
- Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Groningen University, Netherlands
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
- ITC Enschede, Netherlands
- KU Leuven, Belgium
- Ghent University, Belgium
- Copenhagen University, Denmark
- Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- University of Tokyo, Japan
- Kyoto University, Japan
- Osaka University, Japan
- Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Tohoku University, Japan
- Hokkaido University, Japan
- Nagoya University, Japan
- Kyushu University, Japan
- RWTH Aachen, Germany
- LMU Munich, Germany
- Universität Heidelberg, Germany
- Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
- Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- University of Leipzig, Germany
- Gottingen University, Germany
- Tubingen University, Germany
- University of Freiburg, Germany
- University of Toronto, Canada
- University of British Columbia, Canada
- University of Montpellier, France
- Sciences Po, France
- Universite Paris I Pantheon - Sorbonne, France
- Grenoble Alpes University, France
- Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- University of Vienna, Austria
- University of Helsinki, Finlandia
- Moscow State University, Russia
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Lund University, Sweden
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- University of Zurich, Switzerland
- EPFL, Switzerland
- University of Barcelona, Spain
- Tsinghua University, China
- Seoul National University, South Korea
- National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
- University of Philippines, Philippines
In 2013, the chemistry undergraduate program received accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the United Kingdom, the largest European-based international organization devoted to the advancement of chemical science. The first such international accreditation received by the university, it is effective from 5 March 2013 until March 2018.
|Global – Overall|
|QS World||231 (2023)|
|QS Employability||301-500 (2020)|
|THE World||1001+ (2020)|
|Regional – Overall|
|QS Asia||56 (2023)|
|THE Asia||301-350 (2022)|
In 2022, UGM was ranked in the top 50 in the world, according to Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking, using seven criteria of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). THE Impact Ranking this year included 1406 prestigious institutions throughout the world. In the overall assessment this year, UGM ranked 87th in the world. UGM ranked 10th under the No Poverty indicator, 12th under Decent Work & Economic Growth, 20th under Zero Hunger, 50th under the Peace, Justice, and Strong Institution indicators.
In 2021, UGM ranks 16th in the world for Zero Hunger, 24th in the Partnership for the Goals indicator, 25th in the world for No Poverty indicators, and 26th in the world for the indicator for Mainland Ecosystems (Life on Land). For the Clean Water and Sanitation indicator, UGM ranks 34th in the world, the Decent Work and Economic Growth indicator rank 41st in the world. For the Reduced Inequalities indicator, it ranks 49th in the world.
UGM also ranks 51–100 in the world for 5 SDGs, 101-200 for the 2 SDGs, and 201-300 for the other three SDGs.
- Bimasakti UGM, The 1st Place Business Plan Presentation, Top 8 Overall, Top 5 Endurance, Top 6 Acceleration, Top 5 Skidpad & Top 5 Autocross, SAE International & Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica, Circuit Riccardo Paletti, Parma, Italia, 2023
- Bimasakti UGM, The 3rd winner of Formula Student SAE Australasia, 2020
- Semar UGM, The 1st & 3rd winner World Champion of Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous Programming Competition 2023
- Semar UGM, The Double winners Prototype Battery Electric (New Asia Record) & Urban Concept Hydrogen Fuel Cell (New Asia Record & the first in Indonesia), Shell Eco-marathon Asia and The Middle East, 2023.
- Arjuna UGM, The 1st winner Software and Intelligence Integration, the 3rd Place Procurement Strategy & 4th Place overall Event Formula Bharat 6th Annual FSEV Concept Challenge, Pi-EV 2022, India
- Arjuna UGM, The 2nd winner of Annual Formula Student Electric Vehicle (FSEV) Concept Challenge 2020. Formula Bharat, India, 2020
- The winner of International Reactics Chem-E-Car Competition, Berlin, Germany, 2023
- The Silver Prize of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition 2021, Paris, France
- 3rd winner of Venezuela Energy Solutions Case Study Competition, Venezuelan American Petroleum Association (VAPA) sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, 2022
- 1st winner of Schlumberger Digital Forum, Luzern, Switzerland, 2022
- 1st winner of Business Plan Presentation & Golden Fighter Award, Formula Student Netherlands (FSN), Circuit TT Assen, The Netherlands, 2022.
- 1st winner of World Bank Group Youth Summit 2022, Washington DC, USA
- 5th winner of the International Commercial Mediation Competition (ICMC) 18th International Chamber of Commerce 2023, Paris, France
- The Most Innovative Presentation of Krannert Human Resource Case Competition and Executive Conference, Purdue University, USA, 2013
- The Best Reviewer Award of International Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, San Antonio, Texas, USA. 2014
- 1st winner of World Bank Group Youth Summit, Case Challenge Competition, Washington, DC, USA, 2021
- The Most Outstanding Delegate & Honorable Mention Nottingham University Model United Nation (NUMUN) Competition, 2016
- Gold Prize of International Case Competition, Hong Kong, 2021
- 3rd winner of 5th Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competition at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA, 2012
- Runner-Up of International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (IHL MCC) Asia Pacific, 2022
- Overall Highest Team Ranking of Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Meet, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016
- 4th winner of International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC), Den Haag, The Netherlands, 2014
- Honorable Mentions of Eric E. Bergsten Award of International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot), 29th Willem C. Vis (West) Moot, 2022
- 1st winner of The Nuremberg Moot Court Competition, The Netherlands, 2022,
- The winner of 16th International Veterinary Medicine Student Scientific Research Congress, Istanbul, Republic Turkey, 2014
- The winner of Agricultural Engineering – Annual Regional Convention (AE-ARC), Philippine, 2022
- The winner of Agricultural Engineering - Annual Regional Convention (AE-ARC), Malaysia, 2019
- 2nd winner of International Microbiology, Parasitology, and Immunology Competition (SIMPIC), Thailand, 2017
- Best Overall Presentation of International Forestry Student Association, Hokkaido, Japan, 2021
- Silver Medal on Giant Jamboree, International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition, France, 2021
- The winner of The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation / IPSF Pharma Olympics, 2020
- Gold Medal & Best Award of The International Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX) Competition, Malaysia, 2011
- The winner of International Challenge of Emergency Medicine (KKU ICEM) Competition, Thailand, 2020
- The winner of The Asian-Oceania Medical Students' Conferences (AMSC) Competition, Seoul, Korea, 2022.
- 3rd winner of The Model Satellite Competition, Turkey, 2022
- The winner of DAAD-Fraunhofer Technopreneur Award, Germany, 2007
- The winner of Mondialogo Engineering Award, Stuttgart, Germany, 2009.
- The winner of International Mathematics Competition (IMC), Bulgaria, 2021
- 3rd winner & honorable mention of International Mathematics Competition (IMC), Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2018
- 1st, 2nd & honorable mention of International Mathematics Competition (lMC) Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2015
- 3rd winner of International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC), Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2008.
- 3rd winner of International Scientific Olympiad on Mathematics (ISOM), Teheran, Iran, 2008.
- The winner of Formula Student Netherlands (FSN) Competition, The Netherlands, 2022
- The winner of International Innovation Invention Competition Canada, Toronto, 2016
- The Best Public Safety App on “Public Safety App Challenge” at California, USA, 2014.
- Best Chapter of The World Champions of Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2014
- 6th winner of The International CanSat Competition, American Astronautical Society (AAS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, 2022
- 1st-place Winner of Battery-Electric Prototype category, Shell Eco-Marathon, 2022.
- 1st-place Winner of Green Wave Environmental Care Competition, organized by Sembcorp Marine Ltd, Singapore, 2021.
- 1st-place Winner of Indonesia Flying Robot Contest at 2021.
- 1st-place Winner of NewQuest Young Geothermal Explorationist Competition, 2021.
- Best Paper-International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials (SCESCM) in University of Technology Mara, Malaysia, 2020.
- 1st-place Winner of Electric Car Design - PLN Innovation & Competition in Electricity (ICE), 2021.
- Best Student Prize - The Gawler Challenge by Unearthed dan Department for Energy and Mining, Government of South Australia, 2020.
- 1st-place Winner - CulturIS-3D on International Invention and Innovation Competition (InIIC) Malaysia, 2020.
- 2nd-place Winner of United States Annual Student CanSat Competition organized by American Astronautical Society & sponsored by NASA, 2020.
- 1st-place Winner of BRI x Google Hackaton Competition, 2020.
- Gold Award - Architecture and Alumni Choice Award - Asian Young Designer Award, 2017.
- Gold Winner of Robot Contest in Connecticut USA, 2018.
- 1st-place Winner of Slum Housing Improvement Design of Public Work and Public Housing Ministry competition, 2015.
- 1st-place winner of Fire-Fighting category, 1st-place winner of Stand Balancing, and 2nd-place winner of Walker Challenge, Robogames competition, USA 2012
- 3rd Best Memorial Award Asia Cup 2012. International Law Moot Court Competition Asia Cup 2012, Japan
- 1st Best Mooter (Mr. Dylan Jesse Andrian), Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot 2022
- 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 in Los Angeles
- 1st winner of Creative Robot, The 13th International Robot Olympiad 2011, Indonesia
- The Standard Commercial Movie Category Award, 7th GATSBY Student CM Award
Every year UGM welcomes new undergraduate students by holding a one-week student orientation session called PPSMB Palapa (Pelatihan Pembelajar Sukses bagi Mahasiswa Baru Palapa, "Training for New Students to be Successful Learners", named after Palapa oath), which involves a short course introducing UGM's common knowledge, values, rules, and soft-skill education. On the last day of the program, there is a closing ceremony where students make a formation of a symbol or logo. In 2018, the students created a formation called Bersatu Nusantara Indonesia ("United Indonesian Archipelago") with the Indonesian national flag, to encourage a spirit of unity across differences in the country.
UGM organizes a community service called KKN-PPM (short for Kuliah Kerja Nyata-Pembelajaran Pemberdayaan Masyarakat or "Student Community Service-Community Empowerment Learning", in English), which is obligatory for undergraduate students. KKN-PPM is a research-based community service offered 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 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 US, 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 activities include swimming, diving, inkai karate, kenpō, the Indonesian martial art pencak silat (including the variants of pencak silat merpati putih, self periasi pencak silat, pencak silat pro patria, and pencak silat setia hati terate), taekwondo, judo, hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, athletics, equestrian, bridge, badminton, chess, and tennis.
Arts activities include Arts Style Yogyakarta (Swagayugama), Art Style Surakarta, Balinese dance, creative dance, photography, fine arts, Gamma Band, marching band, ‘’keroncong’’, student choir, theatre, and others arts.
Other activities include Publisher Student Press Agency, Mapagama, Student Health Unit, Scout, Satmenwa, Cooperative Students "Kopma UGM", and AIESEC.
Spirituality activities include the Unit of Islamic Spirituality (Jama'ah Shalahuddin), Unit of Catholic Spirituality, Christian Spirituality Unit, Hindu Spirituality Unit, Buddhism and Spiritual Unit.
Reasoning activities include the Interdisciplinary Unit of Scientific Reasoning, Gama Scholar Reasoning Unit, and English Debating Society.
There are sepeda kampus (campus bike) service available inside UGM, with 8 stations and 5 substations across the campus.
UGM campus is also served by Trans Jogja bus stations in several locations, notably near the Faculty of Medicine, Vocational School and lecturer's eastern housing.
UGM Campus Mosque is a mosque owned by UGM and situated within its campus. It was designed entirely by the students of UGM Architecture Engineering department. It holds maximum capacity of 10,000 pilgrims, making it one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia.
Madya Stadium, the softball/baseball field, and the tennis courts are located in the valley of UGM. The stadium can be used for football, athletics, hockey, and other activities. These facilities are available to UGM students, staff and the public.
The Student Center Hall is used for sports activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and martial arts, and for exhibitions and artistic performances.
The open field in the valley of UGM can be used for musical performances or other student activities that require a wide open space.
Some of Gadjah Mada University's inventions are displayed in the University Museum along with the university's collections and memorabilia.
UGM also has several student dormitories across Yogyakarta
The Yogyakarta Principles—a set of principles set forth at Geneva, Switzerland, which were intended to apply international human rights law guidelines in support of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people—were developed at Gadjah Mada University.
However, the Yogyakarta communities, civil societies, and the Sultanate of Yogyakarta have not subscribed to these principles. The principles were deemed as being against the Constitution of Indonesia and Pancasila ideology by the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD),[who?] Islamic and religious groups, and civil prosecutors, who attacked the LGBT community as being suspect in "promoting communism or westernization", although the Yogyakarta Principles merely address ending violence, abuse, and discrimination of LGBT people.
2016 student demonstration
In 2016, more than 1000 of UGM's student and staff flocked to the university's headquarters for a demonstration that was said to be the biggest after the 1998 national demonstration. The demonstration went peacefully, with no damage reported by the university, although it got a bit heated when the university's rector, Mrs. Dwikorita Karnawati, claimed that the demonstration was a simulation officially held by UGM. There were three factors that led to this demonstration: tuition (uang kuliah tunggal) that was deemed too expensive; the university's status as a "state university with corporation status" (PTNBH), which led to the tuition fee rate ruling by the university; and to stop the relocation of so-called "bonbin" canteen located between Faculty of Cultural Sciences and Faculty of Psychology.
2017 sexual assault case
On 5 November 2018, UGM's student publication body BPPM Balairung through its online portal Balairungpress.com published an article containing the account, from a female student ("Agni"), of an alleged rape she experienced at the hands of a male fellow student ("HS") while doing a so-called "student work experience" (Kuliah Kerja Nyata – KKN) program in Seram Island, Maluku in June 2017. However, on 4 February 2019, UGM announced the case was resolved and claimed it concluded with a rather "peaceful" resolution.
When learning of the rape allegation, UGM–KKN officials chose not to forward Agni's accusation to the police. Instead, they were skeptical of Agni's account. Regardless, HS was pulled from the KKN program about a week later because he was deemed to be "incompatible" with other KKN participants.
After Agni returned to Yogyakarta in September 2017, she received a C-grade for the program, apparently in retaliation for the shame her allegation had brought upon an official. Agni then filed a formal complaint about her alleged rape to higher-ranking officials at the university, who raised her grade to A/B but still did not report HS to law enforcement. Instead, the university agreed to pay for the counseling Agni had been seeking to deal with her trauma, as well as requiring HS to go to counseling as well. HS was allowed to take part in another KKN program the semester after the alleged rape, and he is expected to graduate soon.
UGM spokesperson Iva Ariani confirmed the account as told in Balairungpress.com and says that the university is now taking further steps to investigate the rape allegation. She admitted to Kompas that the case was happened, that UGM has "extraordinary empathy" for the victim and also "concerned" about the incident.
6th Minister of Mining & Professor of Economic, Mohammad Sadli
- Sukadji Ranuwihardjo – Rector of Gadjah Mada University (1973–1981)
- Pratikno – Rector of Gadjah Mada University (2012–2014), current Minister of State Secretariat
- Ova Emilia – Rector of Gadjah Mada University (2022–present)
- Anies Baswedan – Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (2014–2016), academician, former Governor of Special Capital Region of Jakarta (2017-2022)
- Yahya Muhaimin – Minister of Education (1999 - 2001)
- Bambang Sudibyo – Minister of Education (2004 - 2009) & Minister of Finance (1999 - 2000)
- Adrianus Mooy - former Governor of the Central Bank of Indonesia (1988–1993)
- J Soedrajad Djiwandono – former Governor of the Central Bank of Indonesia (1993–1998), Junior Minister of Trade (1988–1993)
- Perry Warjiyo – Governor of the Central Bank of Indonesia
- Mahfud MD - Former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Minister of Coordinating Political, Legal, and Security Affairs of Indonesia (2019–Present)
- Saldi Isra - Justice of the Constitutional Court (2017–Present)
- Albertina Ho - former Judge at the General Court, Supervision Board of Corruption Eradication Commission (2019–Present)
- Abdul Rahman Saleh - former Attorney General of Indonesia and Judge of the Supreme Court.
- Siti Fadillah Supari – Minister of Health (2004–2009), cardiologist
- Teuku Jacob - Indonesian Palaeoanthropologist, physician, anatomist
- Terawan Agus Putranto - former Minister of Health
- Haryono Suyono - former Coordinating Minister for the Peoples' Welfare
- Adi Utarini - public health researcher and one of TIME's 100 most Influential People of 2021
- Dewa Made Beratha – Governor of Bali (1998–2008)
- Boediono – Vice President of Indonesia (2009–2014), former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, former Governor of the Central Bank of Indonesia
- Brigida Antónia Correia - East Timor MP (2007–18) & agricultural scientist
- Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X – 10th and current Sultan of Yogyakarta, Governor of the modern Yogyakarta Special Region
- Airlangga Hartarto – politician, Minister of Industry (2016 - 2019), Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (2019–Present)
- Retno Marsudi – current Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands (2012–2015)
- Anies Baswedan – Governor of Jakarta (2017–2022)
- Fadel Muhammad – Vice President of ASEAN Business Forum, Governor of Gorontalo (2001–2006)
- Ganjar Pranowo – Politician & Governor of Central Java (2013–2018) & (2018–Present)
- Amien Rais – former leader of Muhammadiyah
- Ben Mang Reng Say – politician, founder and rector of Atma Jaya Catholic University
- Budiman Sudjatmiko – politician
- Joko Widodo – President of Indonesia, former Governor of Jakarta, former Mayor of Surakarta
- Ahmad Wahib – progressive Islamic intellectual
Arts and culture
- Sapardi Djoko Damono – poet, professor at University of Indonesia
- Artika Sari Devi – actress, model, Puteri Indonesia 2004 and Top 15 Miss Universe 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand
- Helmi Johannes – Voice of America (VOA) Indonesia Executive Producer (2005–present)
- Umar Kayam – author and former President of Jakarta Art Institute
- Kuntowijoyo – historian, author
- Eka Kurniawan – author, first Indonesian nominated for the Man Booker International Prize
- Emha Ainun Nadjib – poet, public speaker
- Jakob Oetama – founder of Kompas & CEO of Kompas Gramedia
- Susanto Pudjomartono – second chief editor of The Jakarta Post (1991–2003), Ambassador to Russia (2003–2008)
- Willibrordus S. Rendra – poet, lyricist, dramatist, and stage writer
- Putu Wijaya – novelist
Science and technology
- Marlina Flassy - anthropologist and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Cenderawasih University, where she was the first woman dean, and first indigenous Papuan to lead her faculty.
- Basuki Hadimuljono — Minister of Public Works & Housing (2014 - 2019) & (2019 - Present)
- Herman Johannes – Rector, scientist, former Minister of Public Works (1950–1951)
- Soenarno - Minister of Public Works (2001 - 2004)
- Djoko Kirmanto — Minister of Public Works & Housing (2004 - 2014)
- Sutopo Purwo Nugroho—Leading spokesperson on issues about natural disasters in Indonesia
- Mohammad Sadli – Minister of Mineral Resources (1973–1978), Minister of Labor (1971–1973), Professor of Economics at University of Indonesia
- Lolo Soetoro – Geographer and stepfather of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States
- Budi Karya Sumadi — Minister of Transportation (2016 - 2019) & (2019 - Present)
- Education in Indonesia
- List of universities in Indonesia
- List of Gadjah Mada University people, including notable alumni
- Yogyakarta Principles
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Some Indonesian historians have considered Gajah Mada as the country's first real nation-builder. It is significant that Gadjah Mada University (using the Dutch-era spelling of Gajah Mada's name), established by the revolutionary Republic of Indonesia at Yogyakarta in 1946, was--and remains--named after him.
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A distinguished group of human rights experts has drafted, developed, discussed and refined these Principles. Following an experts' meeting held at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 6 to 9 November 2006, 29 distinguished experts from 25 countries with diverse backgrounds and expertise relevant to issues of human rights law unanimously adopted the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
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Ten years ago, a distinguished group of human rights experts from around the world came together at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They met to provide victims of human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) an authoritative legal tool with which to seek justice and protection. The outcome is perhaps the most significant international legal development in SOGI history.
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