Founded in 1949, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is the oldest university that was originally established by the native Indonesians after the Dutch colonials in Yogyakarta. The university was nurtured by the Governor of Yogyakarta, Sultan Hamengku Buwana IX, and the early educational programme had been held at the complex of Sultan palace of Yogyakarta.

Today, UGM incorporates 18 faculties, including the Faculty of Medicine, in which the first rector of UGM was from Faculty of Medicine: Prof. Dr Sardjito (the name of a type ‘A’ hospital, national referral hospital and the main teaching hospital for Faculty of Medicine UGM). UGM is ranked 501 by the QS University Ranking in 2016 and ranked 105 by the Asian University Ranking. UGM also one of the TOP 6 universities in Indonesia which has been recognised by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia, so that it could be independent by its own will and resources. A study program could be established by the rector and approval of the senate and only then registered to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia.

UGM’s Vision: To become an excellent and innovative World Class University, imbued with nation’s cultural values based on Pancasila as the state ideology and dedicated to the nation’s interest and humanity.

UGM’s Mission: To provide education, research and community service as well as preservation and development of knowledge that is excellent and useful for society.

The Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing Universitas Gadjah Mada (FMPHN UGM) was established in 1946 before the establishment of Universitas Gadjah Mada. The history was when the STOVIA medical school at Jakarta which was moved to Klaten, near Yogyakarta, during a military aggression by the Dutch after the Independence of Indonesia in 1945. The Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing Universitas Gadjah Mada today has 32 departments and one of them is the Department of Medical Education which has run the Masters’ of Medical Education program since 2005.

FMPHN UGM’s Vision: Establish internationally-recognised faculty which is innovative, superior and always serve the interests of the nation and humanity.

 FMPHN UGM’s Mission: Improving the health status of the community through education, research, service and service excellence, based on local wisdom, ethics, professionalism and scientific-based evidence.