The 09th International Conference on Public Health 2023 (ICOPH 2023) which will be held from 03rd – 04th August 2023, has collaborated with Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia as an Academic Partner.
UGM has an identity as a national university, a university of struggle, a Pancasila university, a people’s university, and a cultural centre university. Gadjah Mada University was born from the scene of the struggle for the Indonesian revolution for independence. Founded in the early period of independence, UGM was asked to be the National Centre for Science and Culture for the implementation of national higher education.
Standing under the name “Gadjah Mada State University”, this college is a combination of several high schools that had previously been established, including the Gadjah Mada Higher Education Hall, the College of Engineering, and the Academy of Political Science which are located in Yogyakarta, the Legal Expert Education Centre. in Solo, as well as the Preclinical College of Medicine in Klaten, which was legalized by Government Regulation no. 23 of 1949 concerning Regulations for Merging Higher Education into Universiteit.
Although the Government Regulation that became the basis for the establishment of UGM was dated December 16, 1949, December 19 is the date that is commemorated as UGM’s birthday because it is closely related to historical events for the Indonesian nation.
The name Gadjah Mada also has its own meaning, containing the spirit and example of Mahapatih Gadjah Mada who succeeded in uniting the archipelago. This example is translated into the formulation of UGM identity as a national university, university of struggle, Pancasila university, community university and cultural centre university
It was only in 1951 that the physical construction of the Bulaksumur campus began, and entering the 1960s UGM already had various facilities such as hospitals, radio transmitters, and other facilities that supported the learning process for students as well as serving the interests of the community. Now, UGM has 18 Faculties, one Postgraduate School, and one Vocational School with dozens of study programs.
UGM has consistently and systematically since its founding in 1949 has struggled with the people to the grassroots to build and prosper Indonesia. UGM continues to encourage an increase in the quantity and quality of research-based community service in Indonesia and internationally with the principles of sustainable development. UGM gradually builds community service leadership in the international community, among others, to disseminate Indonesian and human values.
Source link: https://ugm.ac.id/id/tentang-ugm/1356-sejarah
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