We consider the 56th anniversary of Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD) as a moment of expressing gratitude to Allah Almighty for giving His blessings and guidance, so that the organization of Muhammadiyah colleges can consistently contribute to the intellectual life of the nation. If we trace the history of UAD’s development from year to year. Since the development of the Muhammadiyah Teacher Training and Education Institute (IKIP) became Ahmad Dahlan University in 1994, the founding fathers have the 2016 Chancellor Annual Report laying the foundation for building this college into a quality university. In line with the dream of the founder of Muhammadiyah – K.H. Ahmad Dahlan who later became the name inherent in this university, namely realizing a society and nation that has progress, intelligence, and spirit of charity on the basis of faith and Islam, then UAD has established its vision of becoming an internationally recognized university based on Islamic values. This implies that UAD must be a superior university that is able to adapt to global change, and sustainably produce graduates who are highly competitive, and able to implement Islamic values and religious values in real life in the midst of a broad society.