In the beginning of the 1960s, the people of Bali aspired to have a Tertiary Institution on the island. In order to realize this aspiration, on May 12th 1961, several figures from the educational sector, government, and community leaders conducted a conference led by Prof.Dr. Purbatjaraka,and assisted by Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra as secretary. The conference discussed the steps required for the preparation of the establishment of a tertiary institution in Bali. An agreement was also reached for the formation of a committee led by dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik, Head of the Board of Health in Bali, with a team of eight members.
Subsequently, the committee formed an institution named the Tertiary Education Institution of Bali, chaired by Ir. Ida Bagus Oka (Coordinator of Public Works Boards in the Southeast Islands Region); vice chaired by Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Gede Ngurah, assisted by two secretaries, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, and Drh. G.D. Teken Temadja. This institution succeeded in forming the Preparatory Committee for the establishment of Udayana University Bali on January 15th,1962.
By a decision of 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’s Vision
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.
The university’s vision stated in the 2017 statute is becoming an excellent, self-reliance and culture-oriented university
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;
- Empowering Udayana University as an institution that produces and develops knowledge, technology, and culture for the society welfare; and
- Producing innovative and prospective works for the development of Udayana University as well as the national economy.
Udayana University’s Purpose
- Producing excellent graduates of high competence in science, technology, and arts;
- Increasing the capacity of Udayana University in providing educational access for the community;
- Developing good governance by optimizing the roles of organizational elements according to the principles of public service institution;
- Establishing cooperation in various fields to improve the quality of Tridharma (education, research, and community services);
- Producing high-quality, relevant, and competitive research according to the development of science, technology, and art; and
- Producing national and international scientific publications and intellectual property rights for the benefit of society.