Dean's Message

Welcome to Faculty of Social  and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The faculty established on September 19th, 1955 aims to educate and enlightening Indonesia,and contribute in Social and Political sciences as the way to promote the cultural headway, and the autonomy in providing a contribution for public welfare.

57 years later, the big dream came true. It is showed that there are thousands of its alumni who occupy strategic position in many government institutions, both in the central or regional level, private sector, and non-government organizations. In addition, the research result done by the its academic community and alumni have significant contribution in the solution formulation for the countries problems.

Nevertheless, Indonesia will face the bigger challenges in the future. Therefore, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Gadjah Mada committed to help Indonesia find the solution for all problems related to institutionalization of democracy and strengthening the capacity to encounter global competition. Our commitment is showed in the form of the development of study program and innovative learning system, contextual research development adjusted to the nation necessity, forming a partnership in national and international level, and serving the citizens with highly dedicated.

The important contributions from the alumni, lecturers, and the students of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Gadjah Mada, both directly and indirectly, are expected to be able to respond the awareness challenge because of the globalization, better cultural understanding related to the economic social and politic instrument mastery, and the implementation of the curriculum adjusted with global context which later encourage the students to conduct a research (undergraduate thesis, master thesis, or dissertation) abroad.

Erwan Agus Purwanto, PhD