Sanata Dharma University
|Latin: Universitas Sanata Dharma|
|PTPG Sanata Dharma
FKIP Sanata Dharma
IKIP Sanata Dharma
|Motto||Cerdas dan Humanis
Motto in English
|Excellent and Humanist|
|Type||Private, Research University|
|Established||October 20, 1955|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
|Rector||Yohanes Eka Priyatma, Ph.D|
|Campus||Main campus - in Mrican
Campus II - on Affandi St
Campus III - in Paingan
Campus IV - in Kentungan
Campus V - in Kotabaru
Universitas Sanata Dharma (English: Sanata Dharma University) is a Jesuit university in Yogyakarta in Indonesia. It is also known as USD or Sadhar. Sanata Dharma means “the true dedication” or “the real service”. The dedication is to the greater glory of God and the service is to humanity. Universitas Sanata Dharma has 8 undergraduate schools with 25 departments, along with 3 graduate programs, 1 professional program, and 3 certificate programs.
PTPG Sanata Dharma era (1955–1958)
In 1955 Catholic priests of the religious order of the Society of Jesus in Central Java along with lay intellectuals decided to found a teacher training college. With the support of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, Father Kester, the superior of the Jesuit missionaries, united the diploma courses in Education under de Britto Foundation in Yogyakarta and in English under the Loyola Foundation in Semarang into a higher learning institution and so was born PTPG Sanata Dharma on October 20, 1955. At that time, Sanata Dharma had four departments: Education, English, History, and Natural Sciences. The superior of the Jesuit mission appointed Father Nicolaus Driyarkara as the dean and Father H. Loeff as the vice dean.
FKIP Sanata Dharma era (1958–1965)
In November 1958 Sanata Dharma was renamed FKIP Sanata Dharma (Faculty of Teacher Training and Education).
IKIP Sanata Dharma era (1965–1993)
In 1965 the Faculty was changed into IKIP Sanata Dharma (Sanata Dharma Institute of Teacher Training and Education). Since 1979 this institute has run both bachelor and diploma programs in mathematics, physics, Indonesian, English, and social science.
Universitas Sanata Dharma era (1993–present)
Currently the university works in collaboration with 158 domestic and 19 foreign institutions, and is listed by QS among top universities. It also participates in the Fulbright visiting scholar program with the USA.
- English Extension Course
- Training for Interactive Communication in English (60-hour program)
- Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course