The Doctoral Study Program in Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UGM was established in 1981 under the Department of Postgraduates in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies. The study program was then confirmed by the Decree from the Higher Education Director General of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia, No. 580 / DIKTI / Kep / 1993, September 29, 1993. Since the academic year 2007/2008, according to the UGM Chancellor’s Decree on Monodisciplinary Postgraduate Program Number 89 / P / SK / HT / 2006, the Postgraduate Chemistry Study Program is under the Faculty of Mathematics and Science Nature (FMIPA). Graduates of the Doctoral Study Program in Chemistry are entitled to hold a doctorate (Dr.) degree. The current teaching-learning process, research and service in the Chemistry Study Program of FMIPA UGM is taken responsible by 41 permanent teaching staff, of which 14 are professors. and 6 non-permanent teaching staff, of which 4 are professors.


Graduate Competencies

  • The Doctoral Study Program in Chemistry offers 3 main profiles of graduates, namely: Academic (Lecturer), Researcher, Environmental Consultant
  • Has obtained the best accreditation (accreditation A) consecutively from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT).
  • Has 41 permanent teaching staff with doctoral degrees, 14 of which are professors.
  • Has six laboratories, namely Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Postgraduate Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Supported by various laboratories in UGM that are equipped with advanced equipment.
  • Focusing not only on basic researches but also inter and multidisciplinary applied research.
  • Has established many partnerships and is constantly improving the collaboration program in the fields of education, research and service with domestic and foreign universities, regional governments, state and private institutions.
  • Actively involved in solving global problems related to chemistry through international networks, such as: Promoting collaboration in the field of water management in developing countries through the international network of the Excellence Center for Sustainable Water Management, Monitoring persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Indonesia and other countries in Asia for updating data in the Stockholm Convention on POPs, Promoting and updating environmentally friendly and sustainable laboratories that is uploaded to for the initiative and funding from UNESCO, Constantly being a reference for similar study programs in other universities in Indonesia, Having a very wide distribution of student origins which covers almost all regions in Indonesia as well as several international students.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Chemistry Doctoral Program can work, among others, as:

  • Lecturers/Educators in the field of Chemistry, at the level of Bachelor (S1) until Postgraduate (S3) study programs in Higher Education
  • Researchers in the field of Chemistry
  • Research and development practitioners in the chemical industry and other related industries
  • Environmental Consultants


  • Accreditation Royal Society of Chemistry
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