Leading in Character Education

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Lying in the shadow of a 2,914 meter-high active volcano, Mount Merapi, and the seat of the once mighty Javanese empire of Mataram Ngayogyakarto Hadiningrat, is the city of Yogyakarta. UNY is located in the centre of Yogyakarta province which is known as the centre of classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as batik, sculpture, ceramic, ballet, drama, music, poetry and puppet shows. The city is a tapestry of Indonesian history since the royal traditions live side by side with the colonial tales, leaving a wonderful signature in every building of the city and in every pulse of the Yogyakartanese.

Yogyakarta also played a tremendously important role in the establishment of the Indonesian education system as the city. The city has been well-known as a centre for Indonesian higher education as there are more than 80 higher education institutions and hundreds of primary as well as secondary schools enchanting thousands of new students from all parts of Indonesia.

UNY, formerly known as the Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences of Yogyakarta (IKIP Yogyakarta), believes in “Education as a Future Investment”. Despite its relatively new status as a university founded in 1999, its commitment to educate scientists and non-educational professionals has been widely recognised. Moreover, with a wider mandate, UNY maintains a strong reputation as one of the top educational institutions in Indonesia and it plays a significant role in improving the quality of national education. By the year 2025, UNY envisions that the university will offer students a world class education with piety, autonomy, and intellectuality as its foundational values.

UNY was awarded the self-accreditation status by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education after having gone through a rigorous academic performance audit by the Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT), passing with Grade A in 2016. UNY was also ranked number 10 based on the Ministry of Research and Higher Education Ranking in 2017. UNY opens its doors and heart wide for international students, guest lecturers, and research partners to visit, study, and share ideas with the university community.

Located in the city of culture and tourism, UNY attracts students and visitors from around the world to share productive and unique cross-cultural experiences. UNY has served nearly 500 international students who have come to UNY for both short- and long-term study programmes/ courses. Most of them come to study Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese, Sports, Education and Educational Management, or Indonesian Arts including dance, music, sculpture, batik and ceramics. In the 2016/2017 academic year, UNY has served more than 150 international students taking undergraduate, graduate, credit transfer, short courses, and Darmasiswa programmes.

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY Indonesia)
Telephone: +62 274 520324
Fax: +62 274 520324
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Address: Jalan Colombo No. 1, Karangmalang, Depok, Sleman, Indonesia 55281
Website: www.uny.ac.id