Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta

Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta; abbreviated as UMY) is a private university in Yogyakarta under affiliation of Muhammadiyah, the second largest Islamic organization in Indonesia.

Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta
MottoUnggul dan Islami (Indonesian)
Muda Mendunia (Indonesian)
Motto in English
Excellent and Islamic
Young and Worldwide
EstablishedMarch 1, 1981
RectorDr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P.
Bantul Regency
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Colors  Alizarin crimson
AffiliationsMuhammadiyah, Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

UMY was recognized as the 4th best university and become the top private university in Indonesia by 4International Colleges and Universities (4icu) World University Rankings and Reviews in 2013 [1] and accredited internationally by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars in 2015.

Improving the quality of HR managers receives top priority in the development of Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. Therefore, every year the university sends about 20 to 30 faculty members for follow-up studies, master's and doctorate, domestically and abroad.


Prof. Dr. Kahar Muzakkir began throwing ideas about the need the establishment of University of Muhammadiyah. When the Central Leadership Muhammadiyah Teaching Council inaugurated the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education in Yogyakarta on November 18, 1960, its founding charter explicitly included it as part of the Guidance and Counseling, University of Muhammadiyah.

In March 1981, through the hard struggle of Muhammadiyah activists such as Drs. H. Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Drs. M. Alfian Darmawam, Hoemam Zainal, S.H., Brig. TNI. (Ret.) Drs. H. Bakri Shahid, Azhar KHAhmad Basir, MA, Ir.H.M. Dasron Hamid, M.Sc., HM Daim Saleh, Prof. Dr. H. Amien Rais, M.A., H.M.H. Mawardi, Drs. H. Hasan Basri, Drs. H. Abdul Rosyad Sholeh, Zuber Kohari, Ir. H. Basit Wahid, H Tubin Sakiman. Their persistent search for students was supported by the chairman of the UMY, KH A. R. Fakhrudin and chairman of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Region H. Mukhlas Abror. It formally established Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, which evolved to the present.

Student life

Student organizations

  • Student Executive Board (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa)
  • Student Association (Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan)
  • Islamic Student Association (Himpunan Mahasiswa Islam)
  • Muhammadiyah University Students Association (Ikatan Mahasiswa Muhammadiyah)



Faculties and schools

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agribusiness
  • Department of Agrotechnology

Faculty of Economics and Business

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Finance and Sharia Banking (Economics Development)

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Machine Engineering
  • Department of Information Technology

Faculty of Islamic Studies

  • Department of Communication and Islamic Counseling
  • Department of Islamic Education
  • Department of Finance and Sharia Banking (Muamalat)

Faculty of Language Education

  • Department of Arabic Language
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of Japanese Language

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law
  • International Program for Law and Sharia

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Dentistry
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Nursery

Faculty of Social and Political Science

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of International Relations
  • Jusuf Kalla School of Government

Vocational School

  • Applied Accountancy
  • Automotive and Manufacture Engineering
  • Electromedics Engineering

International undergraduate programs

  • International Program of International Relations (IPIREL)
  • International Program for Islamic Economics and Finance (IPIEF)
  • International Program of Governmental Studies (IGOV)
  • International Program for Law and Sharia (IPOLS)
  • International Program of Management and Business (IMaBs)
  • International Program of Accounting (IPAcc)
  • International Program of Communication Studies (IPCos)

Partner universities


Flinders University
Griffith University


University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria


College of New Caledonia


Guangxi Medical University
Guizhou University
Henan University
SIAS International University
Zhengzhou University


Daffodil International University tamirul millat kamil madrasha


Suez Canal University


Université Savoie-Mont Blanc


University of Münster


Jagran Lakecity University


Al-Mustafa International University


University of Tokushima
Chubu Gakuin University
Ritsumeikan University
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Kyushu University
Yamagata University


Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Universiti Utara Malaysia
University of Malaya
International Islamic University Malaysia


CETYS University


University of Ibn Tofail


Eindhoven University of Technology


Angeles University Foundation
Ateneo de Davao University
Cebu Technological University
Centro Escolar University
De La Salle University
Isabela State University
Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
Philippine Normal University
The University of Mindanao
University of San Carlos


Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań


Danubius University


Singapore Polytechnic

South Korea

Daegu Health College
Korea University
Sun Moon University
Yonsei University
Youngsan University


Jaume I University


Asia University
Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology
National Cheng Kung University
National Chiayi University
National Dong Hwa University
Tamkang University
Vanung University
Yuanpei University of Medical Technology


Chulalongkorn University
Kasetsart University
Khon Kaen University
Maejo University
Thammasat University
Suranaree University of Technology
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce


Istanbul University
Istanbul Medeniyet University

United Kingdom

Harper Adams University
Swansea University

United States

California Baptist University
Northern Arizona University
University of Maryland


Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

Notable alumni

Fahd Pahdepie, (International Relations, 2009), Writer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, (International Relations, 1996), Indonesian diplomat. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Turkey (2019-2021)


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