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History of Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD)

1. Overview

The history of Ahmad Dahlan University dates back to November, 18, 1960, when IKIP ( Institute for Teacher Training and Education) Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta was established as an expansion of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Muhammadiyah Jakarta. It was initially designated to serve as an extension of Muammadiyah BI course established earlier in 1957, during which the BI course offered three streams namely Educational science, Civil Law and Economics.

On 19, December 1994, by the decree of the ministry of Education and Culture of the republic of indonesia number 102/DO/1994, IKIP muhammadiyah was changed into a full-fledged  university and became Ahmad Dahlan University.

2. Leadership History

By adhering to the principles of  Muhammadiyah Tertiary Education, the leadership succession at UAD has been running successfully. Below is a list of senior leadership who has invested a great deal of  thoughts, committment and hard work in what has become of UAD at present :
  • Prof. Faried Ma’roef   
    Rector of IKIP Muhammadiyah
    Year :  1960 – 1972
  • H. Muhammad Wazil Azi
    Year : 1972 – 1982
  • Drs. H. Ali Warsito
    Year : 1982 – 1984
  • Prof.Drs.R.H.Sukirin
    Year : 1982 – 1984
  • Prof. Dr. H. Noeng Muhadjir
    Year : 1990-1995
    During his tennure, IKIP Muhammadiyah was developed into Ahmad Dahlan University and on 19, December 1994, it was officially established as University of Ahmad Dahlan.
  • Prof . Dr. H. Noeng Muhajir
    1995 – 1999
  • Prof. Dr. H. Sugiyanto, S.U
    Year : 2003 – 2007.
  • Dr. H. Kasiyarno , M.Hum
    Year  2007 – 2011
  • Dr. H.Kasiyarno, M.Hum
    Year : 2011 -2015