Since 2006, based on the Rector Decree Number 89/P/SK/HT/2006, UGM Graduate School has experienced a new era in the management of S2 and S3 programs, which is marked by the separation of programs that are monodisciplinary and multidisciplinary. Multidisciplinary program managed by the Graduate School is expected to answer the nation's increasingly complex problems, through the integrated approach and multidisciplinary analysis. With the separation of monodisiplinary science managed by the Faculty, the Graduate School continues to work to develop a wider knowledge and better academic service.
"It is feasible since we have adequate human resources, excellent S2 and S3 programs, even double degree, competitive researches as well as infrastructure facilities," said Director of the Graduate School , Prof. Dr. Hartono, D.E.A., D.E.S.S, Friday (9/7). Hartono mentioned some excellent courses managed by the Graduate School, namely Religion and Cross-Cultural Studies, Religion and Cross Cultural Studies majoring in Middle East Studies, Biotechnology, Geo-Information for Disaster Management, Biomedical Engineering program, and National Resilience in cooperation with LEMHANAS. Currently, the number of S2 students is at least 1200 and S3 students is around 400 .