To become a nationally and internationally recognized institute of cultural education and research, with a concern for humanitarian interests and a sense of nationalism based in the Pancasila.
1. To provide higher education in cultural sciences which is of high quality and capable of competing at the national and international level.
2. To produce competitive graduates with an understanding and competence in culture and all its varieties, a sense of ethics and innovation, leadership skills, and a concern for the community and humanity who are capable of manifesting the excellence of the nation.
3. To develop research in the field of cultural sciences which promotes development in education, knowledge, technology, and art and is useful for promoting national and humanitarian interests.
4. To conduct community service programs with a cultural perspective to resolve community and humanitarian issues.
5. To collaborate with various institutions and parties, both domestic and foreign, in the field of culture to develop education, research, and community service.
6. To provide quality and transparent organization and management of the faculty in a sustainable manner to meet the demands of the times.
Goals and Targets
Generally, the goal of education at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, UGM, is to produce graduates who:
1. Are Pancasilaist, with a high degree of personal integrity.
2. Are open and responsive to changes and developments in science and technology, as well as responsive to social issues.
3. Are able to apply their knowledge and technological skills in accordance with their field of expertise in productive activities and community service.
4. Have a command of the basics of the concepts and methodology of their field of expertise, such that they are capable of finding, understanding, explaining, and formulating resolutions to existing problems.
5. Have a command of the basics of science, such that they are able to think, behave, and act as scientists.
1. Education and Study
The quality of the learning process will continue to be increased through the application of the System Guaranteeing Higher Education Quality at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Learning activities at the FCS are administratively managed by the Department of Academic and Student Affairs. The substance and names of individual courses can be grouped into two categories. University-level compulsory courses and Faculty-level compulsory courses are managed by the Faculty Leader (Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs), whereas courses for individual fields of expertise are prepared by the individual departments. As such, all student curriculums at the FCS consist of University-level compulsory courses, Faculty-level compulsory courses, and department courses, the distribution of which is determined by each department.
Research is predominantly conducted by the faculty’s teaching staff, be it individually or in groups. Research funding from UGM is managed by the Institute for Research and Community Service and forwarded to the faculty via the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs. These research funds originate from the Directorate General of Higher Education, Department of National Education, and can be classified into a variety of types with a variety of qualifications. The implementation of such research programs has changed since the Yearly Budget and Activity Plan (RKAT) system was implemented. The leadership of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences has implemented a competition system, in which it determines a broad topic as an umbrella for interdisciplinary research. The implementation of this system is managed by the Research and Community Service Unit of FCS UGM.
Teaching staff at FCS also conduct research as part of institutional cooperation programs (both domestic and international), as research staff from research centers located within UGM, and as individual collaborators with non-university government and private institutions. The majority of results from such research is documented at the library of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, UGM. The teaching staff’s level of participation in research in the past three years has continued to increase.
3. Community Service
Community service activities can be managed by the Research, Training, and Community Service Unit or by the individual departments, both individually and in groups. Community service programs managed by the Research, Training, and Community Service Unit are also offered openly, with pre-determined selection criteria and qualifications. Proposals which meet these qualifications can receive community service funds for their implementation.
Community service can also be practiced by each individual department program in accordance with its field of study, be it at the request of the community or the initiative of the department program in question. To increase synergetic cooperation between the teaching staff of the various departments programs, the faculty leadership facilitates interdisciplinary community service programs through a competition. The level of teaching staff involvement in community service programs has seen an increase since the competition system was implemented.