Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta

Vyonne Chiara Sentosa

LORE Gadjah Mada University

Yogyakarta is the capital city of Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia and also the one and only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy. Renowned as a center of Indonesian education, Yogyakarta is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities, earning the nickname “Kota Pelajar” translated as City of Students. Yogyakarta is regarded as an important center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture, with its breathtaking natural sights.

In the heart of Yogyakarta, Gadjah Mada University is a public research university founded on December 19, 1949 and is also the first and foremost university founded after Indonesia’s independence. With the tagline “Locally Rooted, Globally Respected”, Universitas Gadjah Mada now has 18 faculties and is widely known as the largest and one of the most prestigious state universities in Indonesia, especially on its Faculty of Medicine. In addition, the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing have a teaching hospital located on the west side of the faculty, RSUP Dr. Sardjito, a nationally referred hospital.