Universitas Gadjah Mada was officially established on December 19, 1949 as a national university. Considered as one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia, and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila. When it was founded, Universitas Gadjah Mada only had six faculties.
Now, Universitas Gadjah Mada has 18 Faculties, one Postgraduate School (S-2 and S-3), and one Vocational School. Universitas Gadjah Mada is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, located at the Bulaksumur Yogyakarta Campus. Most of the faculties in the Universitas Gadjah Mada consist of several departments and study programs. The academic activities of Universitas Gadjah Mada are expressed in the form of the cornerstones of Tri Dharma higher educational values consisting of Education and Teaching, Research, and Community Service.