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Udayana University (Bali, Indonesia)

Largest and most respected of Bali’s 12 universities

Originally established as a cultural think tank in 1962, Udayana University has become one of the foremost higher education institutions in Indonesia. It is the largest and most respected university in Bali and has a total of 12 faculties.

Udayana University Accreditations

  • Ministry of Education in Indonesia
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN-European University Network (ASEA UNINET)

Udayana University is recognized both by the national government, i.e. the Ministry of Education, and the International Association of Universities (IAU). The university is, thus, an accredited university with the power to grant degrees both for Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

Udayana University in Brief

The university has approximately 22,000 students attending 12 undergraduate and 12 postgraduate degree programs. The campuses are located in Jimbaran and the capital city Denpasar. Most of the international students come from China, Japan, German-speaking countries, Nordic countries and the United States.

In both its teaching and research, the university has strong links with local and international institutions, including government bodies, businesses, industries, and professional organizations. Udayna University also undertakes innovative research projects in biotechnology and biosciences, medical sciences and social sciences. The university regularly achieves Indonesian top awards for individual teachers.

The university strives to be a local, national and an international platform for transparent discourse. The university hosts national political debates and international seminars at regular intervals. It is an internationally recognized university and its different faculties have overseas partner universities in all continents.

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The university is also playing a crucial role in developing sustainable development solutions for Bali. Serving the immediate community is an important value and mission at Udayana. For example, the university has worked with the provincial and regional administrations, religious leaders, informal chiefs of the desa adat (traditional villages) and other scholars, to correctly promote the Hindu religion and traditional customs to the younger generation.

Udayana University was the first university in Indonesia to establish a Ph.D. program for tourism. The program’s aim is to bring about ‘wise tourism’, i.e. more environmentally and economically sustainable tourism everywhere in the world. The program designs concrete policy solutions for more ecological ways of conducting businesses and incorporates the input of international, regional and local experts, as well as the business community and the public, for as wide a discourse as possible.

Studying abroad at Udayana University with Asia Exchange
– Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS)

Udayana University organizes the most international student program in Bali, the BIPAS (Bali International Program on Asian Studies). The program introduces students to topics in economics, business, trade, culture, language, and tourism, with Asia as the focal point.

Udayana University and Asia Exchange welcome you to study abroad in Bali!

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