About Yogyakarta State University

Yogyakarta State University (YSU) is a university conveniently located in Sleman District of the Yogyakarta Special Territory. Despite its relatively new status as a university, YSU still maintains a strong reputation as an educational institution which not only produces professional teachers and caters for the education sector but has now expanded into the fields of non-educational sector together in each faculty. In view of that, in order to have scientific encounters of inter-disciplines in educational and non-educational fields and to produce professional and qualified teachers besides qualified graduates of non-educational programs, YSU consciously and responsibly continues to improve itself, both internally and externally. Internally, the academic members of YSU continually work to consolidate and qualitatively improve its human and non-human resources. Externally, YSU tries to extend the cooperation networks to related parties in local, regional, national, and international levels.

Yogyakarta State University (YSU) has been established as part of the dynamic organizational development of Indonesian higher educational institutions in response to fast-changing societal demands. It is shown in the dynamic changes of its organization structure, starting from its establishment in 1964 until nowadays.

Yogyakarta State University (originally IKIP Yogyakarta) was founded on 21st May 1964. IKIP Yogyakarta was a merger of two educational institutions: the Faculty of Pedagogy of Gadjah Mada University and the Teacher Education Institute. These two institutions catered for education science and teacher education. The merger itself was regulated by the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia Number I/1963. The conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university was based on some considerations such as the observations that the organizational structure of educational institution was too limited to support scientific development and that the number of graduates of IKIP Yogyakarta succeeding who enter non-teaching job markets also increased.

The early stage of the conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university began with the opening of 12 non-educational study programs at the S-1 and D-III levels in the Faculty of Languages and Arts Education, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education, and the Faculty of Engineering and Vocational Education.

On 4th August 1999, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, by the Presidential Decree No. 93/1999, officially declared the establishment of Yogyakarta State University as a conversion from IKIP Yogyakarta. Although YSU was formally established on 4th August 1999, the anniversary of IKIP Yogyakarta (21st May 1964), remains YSU?s anniversary.

Vision, Mission, and Goals in 2025


By the year of 2025 YSU envisions that the University enjoys a World Class Education with piety, autonomy, and intellectuality as the foundational values.


The mission of YSU is to educate Indonesian students through:

  • conducting professional academic and vocational education in the field of education with the support of non-educational fields to facilitate the development of students into graduates who uphold piety, autonomy, and intellectuality.

  • conducting research to discover, develop, and disseminate knowledge, technology, arts, and/or sports to improve individual and society welfare and to support regional and national development as well as to answer global challenges.

  • conducting community service and empowerment to enhance the development of human, social, and natural potentials to achieve social welfare.

  • conducting good, reliable, and accountable university governance in implementing university autonomy.



YSU has the following goals:

  • Developing pious, autonomous, and intellectual graduates who highly uphold and implement the values of Pancasila (the Five Basic Principles of RI).

  • Discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge, technology, arts, and sports which support the regional and national developments and contribute to meeting global challenges.

  • Conducting community service and society empowerment to enhance the development of human, social, and natural potentials to achieve social welfare.

  • Conducting good university governance and clean university government in implementing the university autonomy.

Find out more about YSU at http://www.uny.ac.id/.