Since the beginning, Universitas Gadjah Mada has become the role model and pioneer of higher education in Indonesia. UGM shows a remarkable achievement by becoming the No.1 University in Indonesia based on the assessment of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia in 2017. Besides, UGM ranks as the 74th best university of QS Asia University Rankings 2019. The increasing of UGM reputation (academic and industry) in national, Asia, and world ranking show an outstanding improvement and progress in various fields.
Teaching and Research
The various education programs offered by UGM (undergraduate, graduate, professional, specialist and diploma) are equipped with professional teaching staff with an outstanding educational and research background. A number of awards starting from national level, research competition even an international nobility are a common things achieved by the teaching staff. Besides, as an effort to realize the needs of the nation, UGM provides 26 studies and research centers in a various scientific studies. This is intended to accommodate the diverse interest of UGM community in research activities.
Located in the heart of Yogyakarta where the traditions of Javanese culture are highly valued, Universitas Gadjah Mada provides a harmonious and comfortable learning environment for the students. In addition, the harmonious interaction among its society makes Yogyakarta as the province with the lowest criminality rate in Java island. It makes UGM as a higher education which upholds Gadjah Mada-ism, multiculturalism and lifelong learning becoming safer for students to live and learn.
World Class Facilities
UGM provides facilities that can accommodate the interests of the academic community both students and staff including academic, personal, financial and practical needs. Some main facilities provided include the main library, hospitals, and medical centers, sepeda kampus as local transportation, wisdom park, IT facilities, various types of sport fields, residences, and so on. It is intended to ensure the academic community of UGM can carry out their activities well in terms of connection and independent learning.
A diverse background of students in UGM brings diversity in preferences of its students. Therefore, there are various students’ activities which are intended to accommodate overall interest academically and practically. Some students’ activities include academic activities, arts, scientific projects, recreational, sports and community services. This makes Universitas Gadjah Mada becoming the best university in Indonesia in terms of students’ activities accomplishment based on the assessment of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia in 2018.
Alumni networks of UGM is one of the strongest and largest in Indonesia. Being a national university makes the alumni having a large network from 34 provinces and 514 cities since all students who admitted in UGM come from every province and city in Indonesia. Besides, its alumni have become the leaders in Indonesian society including legislative and executive members of the Republic of Indonesia, governors, head of regencies, CEOs of Corporations, presidents of NGOs, etc. For example, the ruling President of the Republic of Indonesia is a graduate of Faculty of Forestry UGM in 1980.