The Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, Udayana University (UNUD) was officially founded in August 17, 1962. Initially Unud consisted of four faculties: Letters, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry and Education and Teacher Training. The Faculty of Letters was actually established on 29th September 1958, however, the time it was a subsidiary of the Faculty of Letters of Airlangga University in Surabaya (East Java).This Faculty was thenintegrated into Udayana University in 1962. Although it was founded on August 17, the anniversary date of Udayana University is not August 17, but was choosen to be on September 29 to commemorate the date of establishment of the Faculty of Letters in 1958. Unud has develop rapidly, in 2015 the university has 13 faculties, 25 master programs and 10 doctoral programs.
Udayana University today’s is listed as one of the 50“Promising Universities of Indonesia” published by theMinistry of Education of Republic Indonesia, out of nearly 2.500 higher education institutions around the country.The university has a strong position as one of the leading university particularly in the Eastern Indonesian Territory.
Udayana University seeks to be a leading university that produces high potential graduates who become the best in their generation. We It also aims to have graduates who develop further towards self-reliance; and remain fully engaged with our local indigenous knowledge and practices.
To achieve similar perception and understanding on the direction of the university’s long-term development for the academic and administrative staff, as well as the students (civitas academica), the vision description is outlined as follows.
Excellent refers to those who are highly competent, competitive and wise in developing their knowledge to enhance values of the state, nation, and human beings in general (referred as cakra widya prawartana). Such outstanding human resources are alligned to the university’s motto taki-takining sewake guna widya. Self-reliance refers to those who develop strong personality and ability in interacting with their dynamically changing environment.
Culture-oriented refers to those who develop inner sensitivity and sharpness that enable the utilization of great local cultural values, which are universal in nature for social interaction.To achieve this vision, the higher education missions reflected at Udayana University are as follows:
Conducting a qualified higher education to produce high morale and integrity graduates in accordance with the demands of local, national, and international community Developing research and community service on the basis of nation and community interests;