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Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
|Established||26 September 1951|
|Rector||Prof. Drs. Yudian Wahyudi, M.A., Ph.D.|
Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta is an Indonesian state university that offers study programs in the field of Islamic science. Currently the university offers programs in Adab, Da'wah, Sharia, Tarbiya, Ushuluddin, science and technology and social science and humanities.
The desire to establish Islamic institutions of higher education have been present since the colonial era. Dr. Wirjosandjojo Satiman stressed the importance of establishing an Islamic institute of higher education in order to raise the self-esteem of Muslims in the Dutch East Indies. Such an institution was established on July 8, 1945, when the Islamic High School was built in Jakarta. During the revolution the Islamic High School was moved to Yogyakarta, and reopened on April 10, 1946. In November 1947 a committee was formed to discuss improvements to the High School, and an agreement to establish the Indonesian Islamic University was reached on March 10, 1948. The university had four faculties: religion, law, economics, and education.
The government recognized the nationalist groups who had participated in the revolution by constructing the University of Gadjah Mada in 1950. The development of the Islamic University of Indonesia has occurred rapidly, with the Faculty of Indonesia consisting of 22 branches.
IAIN Sunan Kalijaga has now been transformed into the State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga. This has encouraged UIN Sunan Kalijaga to make corrections and development in various areas, including management and academic fields. Links with various organisations both inside the country and abroad are also being developed. A facility is currently under construction to provide the infrastructure for courses in information technology, so that the UIN Sunan Kalijaga can become a cyber campus.