UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta was initially established with the name, the Veteran National Academy (APN) as a state educational institute through the Indonesian Veterans Affairs Ministerial Decree dated August 8, 1958. The first lecture was conducted on December 15, 1958 and that date was set as the birthday (Dies Natalis).
In 1965, APN-Veteran was worthy of development, based on the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Demobilization and the Minister of Higher Education and Science Decree on July 30, 1965, when APN- Veteran’s status upgraded to a PTPN (National Development University) of Veterans.
Based on the Defense and Security Ministerial Decree on November 30, 1977, PTPN Veterans was changed to Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta (UPN).
On 1 April 1995, Yogyakarta Veteran UPN switched status of a State Tertiary Institute (PTK) under the Indonesian Security and Defense Ministry to become a private university.
UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta is as a campus with the motto Widya Mwat Yasa meaning that Science that is acquired is utilized and dedicated towards the development of a just and prosperous Indonesian society based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. The values of UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta that consist of a spirit to carry out duties and functions are Discipline, Endurance, Creativity, Nationalism, and Excellence.
UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta located on Jl. SWK (north outer ringroad) 104 Yogyakarta. It consists of two campus of which effective area 28 hectares. UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta currently has 5 faculties with 16 Study Programs for Undergraduate Degrees and 6 Study Programs of Post Graduate Degrees. The total student body is about 12.000.


International Reputation

  1. Joint Research on Geological Heritage of Indonesia and Malaysia (in cooperation with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) in 2010.
  2. Vulcano International Gathering (in cooperation with International Union of Geological Science) in 2006.
  3. International Symposium and Workshop on Science, technology, and Innovation Indicators: Trend and Challenges (in cooperation with UNESCO in Paris and Canada and ISESCO in Iran) in 2005.
  4. Joint Research on Geological Heritage of Indonesia and Malaysia (in cooperation with Institut Lestari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) in 2004.
  5. International Symposium in Gender in Sustainable Development (in cooperation with UNESCO, the South African Embassy, and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment of the Republic of Indonesia) in 2004.
  6. International Conference on Mineral and Energy Resources Management (in cooperation with the South African Embassy and the Ministryof ESDM) in 2003.
  7. Training on Agricultureal Policy Analysis Matrix (in cooperation with the Development Alternative, Inc., an NGO from USA) in 2003

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