Gadjah Mada University (UGM) is an Indonesian public research university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, founded on December 19, 1949. UGM is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia.
Gadjah Mada has been considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia, comprises of 18 faculties, 68 undergraduate study programs, 23 diploma study programs, 104 master and specialist study program, and 43 Doctorate study programs. It has approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students and 2,500 faculty members currently.
The vision of UGM is to be an excellent and innovative world Class Research University, imbued with nation's cultural values based on Pancasila as the state ideology and dedicated to the nation's interest and humanity. The Mission is to carry out education, research and community service as well as preservation and development of knowledge that is excellent and useful for society. UGM is creating conducive environment for the continuity of the learning process. These efforts are pursued in the context of developing multidisciplinary collaborations and responding to ecological and environmental issues in order to achieve the vision of the university. Some of the steps are promoting action research in disaster mitigation and implementing socio-preneurial and technical approach for disaster risk reduction. Our wide range of collaboration experiences with similar education institutions, research institutes, government agencies, NGOs and industry has enabled UGM to facilitate intensive collaborations in promoting the disaster risk reduction effort in Indonesia.