Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gadjah Mada University

Gadjah Mada University is the largest university in Indonesia in terms of student population.[1] It is also one of the oldest universities in the country, founded on December 19, 1949; although the first lecture was given on 13 March 1946. The name was taken from the name of Majapahit's Prime Minister, Gajah Mada.

Gadjah Mada University is located in Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. It has 18 faculties, 73 undergraduate study programs, 28 diploma study programs, and a graduate program of 62 study programs ranging from Social Sciences to Engineering. It has approximately 55,000 students, 647 foreign students, 2,240 employees, and 2,273 lecturers.[2]Gadjah Mada University has been considered to be the third most prestigious University in Indonesia, behind only to University of Indonesia and Bandung Institute of Technology.
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