Diponegoro University (UNDIP) is a prestigious university located in the north of Central Java Indonesia. It is renowned for being at the forefront of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise, with a mission to be an Excellent Research University. UNDIP has also established a reputation for innovative education and leading-edge research, with a vision to educating technologists and professionals toward the development of creative human resource and advanced technological innovations. This is in line with the aspirations of the country to be fully developed and knowledge-rich nation. UNDIP has 11 faculties and the number of research centers, in addition to academic departments to service technological, educational and research needs of the university.
An important result of UNDIP’s carefully managed modernization is a steadily improving the education system that has poured millions into research and development, and to encourage international students into the country. In the 2008 THES-QS Top World University Rankings, the Diponegoro University (UNDIP) featured well in the ranking of 501+ position, which decreases from Top 500 (401-500th position) in 2007. In 2009, UNDIP ranked 171th of Top 200 Asia from QS Top Asia University Ranking. In 2009, the quality of teaching in UNDIP has improved greatly over recent years, following a government decree that all teachers and lecturers have to possess a Master/ Ph.D. degree in the subject that they are teaching, which was not the case before the turn of the century.
Diponegoro University (UNDIP)has been a long time managing its endless attempts to be accredited as a national university that to be proud of and accredited internationally as an outstanding university. This Program was in line with the global era challenges. The Global era requires high-quality education institutions that conduct some attainments to participate in the competition beyond the world's rapid competition. Based on the present conditions, the education quality in a university should always be increased in order to develop qualified, knowledgeable, and high technology human resources. The strategic actions had been taken in line with to the new paradigm of higher education development program which has been proposed by Indonesian Directorate General of High Education (IDGHE).
In the year 2020, UNDIP intends to be an Excellent Research University. Efforts to achieve the vision, UNDIP defines its mission as follow :
- to provide the best education program in the fields of science, technology, and art,
- to conduct professional scientific researchers and publication as contributions to the development of science and technology,
- to provide qualified public services in accordance with the social demand and the development of knowledge sciences and
- conducting evaluation regularly to improve quality, autonomy, accountability, and accreditation of university.
Vision, Mission and the main scientific interest of UNDIP have been focused on Eco-Coastal-Region Development.
We have a significant share of the most competitive Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes in engineering, animal agriculture, ICT, science, mathematics, economics, management, medicine, social and political science, letters, public health, fisheries and marine science, and psychology.
Student hostel accommodation will be provided by UNDIP inside the campus region, as well as private renting at around campus provided by the community. Around the private renting has a student canteen that offers a wide variety of meals at reasonable prices. The room rate for the private renting ranges from Rp 150,000 to Rp 250,000 a month depends on the available facilities. The room rates are not inclusive of bedding and cleaning.
Postgraduate students may be accommodated in private residences for the family. It should be pointed out that the rates can vary appreciably depending upon the type of lodging, proximity to campus and the other relevant factors. Generally, information on private residences for rent are available at the local newspapers.