Widya Mandala Catholic University

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Widya Mandala Catholic University
MottoNon Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus (Latin)
Motto in English
We do not learn for school, but for life
TypePrivate university
Established20 September, 1960
AffiliationRoman Catholic

Widya Mandala Catholic University (Universitas Katolik Widya Mandala, UKWM) is a leading Roman Catholic private research university in Surabaya, Indonesia that was established in 1960. It is famous for its academic excellence with the motto of "non scholae sed vitae discimus" which means "we do not learn for school, but for life".

Widya Mandala Catholic University ranks at the top of Indonesia’s private universities fields of study and distinguished alumni. According to the Department of Higher Education, Widya Mandala Catholic University is one of Indonesia's excellent private universities as the university appears in the Top 50 Promising Indonesian Universities.

UKWM has three campuses in the city of Surabaya, Indonesia.

  • The first campus in Dinoyo hosts the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Arts in Communication, and the Secretary Academy.
  • The second campus in Kalijudan hosts the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Teaching and Education.
  • The third campus in Pakuwon City was established in 2013 and hosts the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Nursing, and the Faculty of Philosophy.

Widya Mandala Catholic University is especially known for its academic excellence in the fields of Accounting, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, and the Doctoral (PhD) program in Economics. The university is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Surabaya and is being managed by the Diocese under the Widya Mandala Foundation.


  • Faculty of Business (Member of AACSB International)
  1. Department of Accounting
  2. Department of Management
  3. International Business Management (IBM) Program
  4. Master Program in Management
  5. PhD Program in Economics
  6. Diploma Program (D-III) in Accounting
  • Faculty of Teaching and Education
  1. Department of Language and Arts
  2. Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  3. Master Program in English Education
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  1. Department of Pharmacy with a Pharmacist or Apoteker (Apt.) specialization degree
  • Faculty of Engineering
  1. Department of Chemical Engineering (offer a double-degree program with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
  2. Department of Electrical Engineering
  3. Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Faculty of Agricultural Technology
  1. Department of Food Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine
  1. Department of Medicine with a Medical Doctor (dr.) specialization degree
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Arts in Communication
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Widya Mandala Secretary Academy
  • Faculty of Entrepreneurship


Widya Mandala Catholic University is a founding member of APTIK (Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Katolik) or the Association of Catholic Universities in Indonesia and a member of ASEACCU (Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities).

UKWM is connected through partnership and alliances with universities in Australia, Europe, Asia, and North America. These alliances provide unparalleled access to new learning opportunities and student exchanges.


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