Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was established on December 19, 1949 as a state and national university. Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, it serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia, and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila.
UGM headquarters is located in the Bulaksumur Campus, Yogyakarta. As of today, UGM has 18 faculties, a vocational school, and a graduate school, offering more than 251 courses. UGM’s mission is inspired by the spirit of Tri Dharma of Higher Education (Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi), comprised of Teaching, Research, and Community Services. More than 56,000 students, both domestic and international, are studying at UGM in a myriad of vocational, undergraduate, and graduate programs.
At the University, students are provided with a vast array of opportunities to develop creativity and innovation in their realms through the support of modern infrastructure and information technology. As a research university, UGM has been paying a great attention to research activities by motivating faculty members as well as students to conduct and publish their research. Furthermore, this effort is invigorated through developing 25 study centers on diverse scientific fields.
Citizenship commitment is manifested in community services as well as community empowerment activities, one of which by assigning students to a rural internship program in all regions of Indonesia. In implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, UGM is equipped with sheer resources of 3,608 faculty members and 4,324 employees who are strongly committed to making UGM the best university and the salient educational reference in Indonesia.
To assure the smooth flows of academic and non-academic activities, UGM develops and manages physical infrastructure in the campus environment predicated on the principle of "educopolis." This principle is elaborated on in the Campus Development Master Plan, which mandates an environment conducive to the learning process and responsive to ecological issues in the context of multidisciplinary collaborations.