Director’s Welcome

We are pleased to welcome you at the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration or so-called as IGOV, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), Indonesia. It is the most vibrant department in Indonesia which achieved the highest accreditation with Grade-A by the National Accreditation Bodies for Higher Education (Badan Akreditasi Nasional-Perguruan Tinggi). This achievement is merely possessed by a few Indonesian universities so that it makes the department becoming the member of the group of six.


Lecturers and scholars inside the department offer teaching in government, political and administration affairs from its theories to practical, with expertise ranging from democracy, political parties, interest groups to good governance, policy making processes and implementation, and system monitoring on sustainable ways and so on. For our research activities, they are organized by Jusuf Kalla School of Government and supported by an international institution– Asia Pacific Society for Public Affairs (APSPA).


Being the merely international program in Indonesia which focuses on government, political and administration affairs, the program offered students vast international chances such as conferences, seminars, sit-in program, and students’ exchange. Our department and university network provides us a wide range student exchange destinations to many notable international universities. Our worldwide partners include the Korea University, Sun Moon University, China’s SIAS University, Thammasat University, Khon Khaen University, Maejo University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia and many more. It denotes to the fact that we are at the forefront in addressing national and global issues and leading the world.


We attempt to serve you as comfortable as you wish. Come join us and create your bright future with IGOV. Please contact us at if you have further questions. We are looking forward to meeting you at IGOV.


Sincerely Yours,


Dr. phil. Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA

Director of IGOV