Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was established on December 19, 1949 as a state and national university. Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, it serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia, and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila. As of today, UGM has 18 faculties, a vocational school, and a graduate school, offering more than 251 courses. UGM’s mission is inspired by the spirit of Tri Dharma of Higher Education, comprised of Teaching, Research, and Community Services. More than 56,000 students, both domestic and international, are studying at UGM in a myriad of vocational, undergraduate, and graduate programs. At the University, students are provided with a vast array of opportunities to develop creativity and innovation in their realms through the support of modern infrastructure and information technology. As a research university, UGM has been paying a great attention to research activities by motivating faculty members as well as students to conduct and publish their research. Furthermore, this effort is invigorated through developing 25 study centers on diverse scientific fields. Citizenship commitment is manifested in community services as well as community empowerment activities, one of which by assigning students to a rural internship program in all regions of Indonesia. In implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, UGM is equipped with sheer resources of 3,608 faculty members and 4,324 employees who are strongly committed to making UGM the best university and the salient educational reference in Indonesia. To assure the smooth flows of academic and non-academic activities, UGM develops and manages physical infrastructure in the campus environment predicated on the principle of “educopolis.” This principle is elaborated on in the Campus Development Master Plan, which mandates an environment conducive to the learning process and responsive to ecological issues in the context of multidisciplinary collaborations.

Faculty of Geography

In 1950, “Faculty of Geography” Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was the Department of Earth Sciences, one of the majors at the Faculty of Literature, Pedagogy, and Philosophy UGM. In 1956, the faculty was renamed Faculty of Literature and Culture. Along with the rapid growth of the department at that time, experts in Earth Sciences had a more practical role in the development and were able to expand their works until finally the faculty decided to change the department to Faculty of Geography. The decision letter is dated September 1, 1963 (this day is now commemorated as the anniversary of the faculty). The Faculty of Geography carries out three degrees of education. They are bachelor (undergraduate), master and doctoral degrees. Three undergraduate programs (or referred to as S1 in Indonesian higher education system), are 1) Geography and Environmental Science, 2) Cartography and Remote Sensing, and 3) Regional Development. The Faculty has master degree programs which are Master Program in Geography, Master Program in Planning and Management of Coastal and Watershed, Master Program in Remote Sensing. In addition, the Faculty carries out collaboratively with Graduate School, Environmental Science, Geo-information for Spatial Planning and Risk Management, and Population Studies. Beside master program, the Faculty of Geography has also doctoral program on Geography.


Research Projects in Natural Resources Management


BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD


Activities in capacity development relevant to CNRD


Pool of Experts

Soil Science Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Junun Sartohadi, M.Sc.
Geomorphology Dr.rer.nat. Djati Mardiatno, M.Si.
Geomorphology Dr. Danang Sri Hadmoko, M.Sc.
Regional Geography Prof. Dr. M. Baiquni, M.A.
GIS/Remote Sensing Drs. Projo Danoedoro, M.Sc., Ph.D.
GIS/Remote Sensing Dr. Sigit Heru Murti B.S., M.Si.
Regional Development Dr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei
Meteorology/Climatology Utia Suarma, M.Sc.
GIS/Remote Sensing Dr. Nur Mohammad Farda, S.Si., M.Cs.
Geomorphology Dr.rer.nat. M. Anggri S., M.Sc.
Food and Nutrition Security Dr. Evita Hanie Pangaribowo, SE., Midec.
Rural Geography Prof. Dr. R. Rijanta, M.Sc.
Demography Dr. Sukamdi, M.Sc.
Karst/Speleology Dr. Eko Haryono, M.Si.
Geomorphology/Landslide Dr. Eng. Guruh Samodra, M.Sc.
Urban Geography Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T
Remote Sensing/Benthic Habitat Dr. Pramaditya Wicaksono, M.Sc.
Agriculture Geography Dr. Rika Harini, M.P

Project Coordination

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Muh Aris Marfai, S.Si., M.Sc.

Dean of the Faculty of Geography


Phone: +62-274-6492340

Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, S.Si., M.T., M.Sc.

Vice Dean for Research, Community Service and Cooperation


Phone: +62-274-6492340