Brief History



Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) was formerly IKIP Yogyakarta or Yogyakarta Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences. IKIP Yogyakarta was founded on May 21, 1964. Historically, IKIP Yogyakarta was a merger of two educational institutions: the Faculty of Pedagogy of Gadjah Mada University and the Institute of Teacher Education. These two institutions offered study programs of educational sciences and teacher education. The merger itself was mandated by the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia, Number I/1963.

About thirty six years later, on August 4, 1999, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, by Presidential Decree No. 93/1999, officially declared that IKIP Yogyakarta was converted into Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta with a wider mandate to offer non-education study programs.