Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013
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Journey briefly Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta As a socio-religious movement, Muhammadiyah is undoubtedly a modern phenomenon which was established by KH Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta in 1912. The modern characteristic manifests itself in three main points, which form an organized movement, educational activities refers to the size of the model school modern era, and the technological approach used in developing the organization’s activities, especially charity efforts. Simply put, it can be explained that the technological approach used relies on the precision and accuracy of reading the social realities into account the challenges of the moment and in the future. With technological approach that anyway, since the very beginning as the Muhammadiyah Islamic movement, propaganda, and tajdid, giving foremost attention to human resource development.

The main concern in the development of human resources is also likely to encourage Muhammadiyah activists are forging the establishment of a Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta in the “capital” of Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta. The intention of establishing the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) has been around a long time. Prof. Dr.. Kahar Muzakkir on various occasions threw the idea needs to establishment of the University of Muhammadiyah. When the Muhammadiyah Central Executive Council launched the Teaching Faculty Teaching and Education in Yogyakarta on 18 November 1960, the founding charter explicitly included as part of the University of Muhammadiyah FKIP. New in March, 1981, through hard struggle Muhammadiyah activists such as Drs. Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Drs. M. Alfian Darmawan, Zainal Hoemam, SH, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Drs. H. Shahid Bakri, K.H. Bashir Ahmad Azhar, M.A, Ir.H.M. Dasron Hamid, M.Sc, H.M. Daim Saleh, Dr. M. Amien Rais, M.A, H.Mh.Mawardi, Drs. H. Hasan Basri, Drs. H. Abdul Rosyad Sholeh, H. Zubeir Kohar, Ir. H. A. Basit Wahid and supported by the current Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Central Executive, KHAR Fakhruddin and Chairman of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Region, HM Muchlas Abror, officially founded UMY that evolved at this time. After passing through the difficult and tiring, UMY now has seven faculties, namely the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Engineering. Improving the quality of human resource managers receive top priority in the development Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. Therefore, each year about 30 people UMY sending teachers to follow-up studies S2 and S3, both at home and abroad.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta


Increase efforts to affirm human dignity in human values ​​and civilization; Role as a center of Muhammadiyah; Support the development of Yogyakarta as a region that respects cultural diversity;

Courses Offered

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate Programs


  • Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Engineering

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Contact Details
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Jalan Lingkar Selatan, Tamantirto, Kasihan, Bantul
55183 Special Region of Yogyakarta
Phone: +62 (274) 387 656
Fax: +62 (274) 387 646
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Official Website: http://www.umy.ac.id/en/

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