History, Vision, and Mission

In order to meet the challenges of globalization and become one of the leading center in Southeast Asia University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta is committed to improving the quality of education the better. Jusuf Kalla School of Government is an initiative to improve quality of education especially in the areas of effective leadership and good governance that are expected to provide benefits to the university and the large community, such as politicians, bureaucrats, and civil society.

Jusuf Kalla School of Government (JKSG) was established in Yogyakarta on July 15, 2011 in accordance with a decree rector Rector’s Decree No. 120/SK-UMY/IX/2011 on the Appointment of Chief and Secretary Jusuf Kalla School of Government University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. JKSG was established as a tribute to Dr. (HC) of HM. Jusuf Kalla for his services to Indonesia, especially on his role in the process of conflict resolution in Aceh, Poso and Ambon. Besides his attitudes known as a figure who has a leadership style revolutionary, fast, agile, responsive, and target-oriented made him as an inspiration and standards needed for leadership development organization both locally and internationally. So based on all these qualifications Jusuf Kalla School of Government (JKSG) was established.

Currently Jusuf Kalla School of Government offers several programs, there are the undergraduate program, master degree or post graduate, doctoral program, and executive programs. Each program is based on international curriculum then adapted to local contexts in order to develop the intellectual capacity, competency core, skills and professionalism of the graduates. Jusuf Kalla of Government executive program also offers a high quality program design an attractive and adapted to market needs in the era of globalization.
In addition to educational programs such as those mentioned above Jusuf Kalla School of Government also has research programs, scholarships, student exchanges, conferences and publications programs. In the research program is focused on the study of leadership, conflict resolution, and public policy issues. For JKSG student exchange program has cooperated with several universities abroad, among others, Korea University, University Science Malaysia, and Thailand’s Thammasat University. In addition to meet the needs of teachers who are competent JKSG also invited visiting professor from the National University of Singapore, Flinders University in Australia, Doshisa University of Japan, Korea University, and University Science Malaysia.
The international conference held every year in collaboration with strategic partners abroad. The program encourages publishing JKSG publications as diverse as the sites active journals, books, video newsletters, and other multimedia.

As an institution committed to improve the quality of education Jusuf Kalla School of Government (JSKG) also provides various support facilities are adequate for the operation of the process of daily lectures, among others, such as library, computer labs, American Corner, Iranian Corner, Language Training Center, and others.


Become the institution’s leading scholars and practitioners of governance in Asia in 2025 and in the world in 2035


  • To promote strong and effective leadership towards democratic governance.
  • To participate, prepare and develop qualified human resources in leadership, conflict resolutions and good governance areas.
  • To educate and develop bureaucrats, politicians and civil society with series of learning, knowledge, skills, and attitude on governance capacity