As the current largest university in terms of student population, Universitas Gadjah Mada, founded on December 19, 1949, is also one of the oldest universities in Indonesia.
Currently, it has 18 faculties, 68 undergraduate programs, 23 diploma programs and a Graduate School. Since December 2000, the university has taken a new status as a state-owned legal entity. It has been traditionally considered to be one of the top three premier universities in Indonesia.
As a leading Indonesian university, Universitas Gadjah Mada envisions to become a world class university, one that is formidable, independent, dignified, inspired by Pancasila (the Indonesian five-point ideology) and dedicated to the needs and welfare of the nation and the world. The university has a general mission to promote opportunities for teaching, learning and community service through research. Meanwhile, its specific mission is to promote excellence in educational activities, research, and community service with the interest of the Indonesian society and to participate in Indonesian socio-cultural development.