The University of Jenderal Soedirman (UNSOED) has eight faculties – Agriculture; Biology; Economic; Animal Science; Law; Social and Political Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; and Science & Technology – and comprises of 33 Undergraduate (S1) study programs; 3 professional study programs; and 11 diploma programs (D3). UNSOED is located in Purwokerto, a municipal city in Banyumas regency, Central Java, Indonesia

In 1961, formal and informal leaders of Banyumas, motivated by the educational mandate of the National Constitution, Pembukaan UUD 1945 and the people demands, gathered to discuss about the need to build a university in the area. To meet the need, those people then set up Yayasan Pembina Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, a foundation that would prepare the development of the university. This foundation was legalized by Akte Notaris No. 32, 20 September 1961. Eventually, following other pressures from different components of people, such as the local education authority and TNI, and based on the Presidential Decree No. 195, 23 September 1963, The Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED) was formally launched by the Minister of PTIP, Prof. Dr. Tojib Hadiwidjaja at the House of Resident of Banyumas.

At the beginning, the university administered three faculties. They were the Faculty of Agriculture (formerly under the University of Diponegoro Semarang), the Faculty of Biology, and the Faculty of Economics. In its development, the university opened some other faculties: the Faculty of Animal Science, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social and Politics, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences.

At the moment, UNSOED administers 11 Diploma-3 programs, 33 S1-Study programs, and three professional programs, which are distributed in eight faculties. The university has nine postgraduate programs: Master of Management, Master of Economic Management, Master of Economic Development, Master of Law Sciences, Master of Public Administration, Master of Environmental Sciences, Master of Agronomics, Master of Animal Resources, and Master of Biology.


The objectives of Jenderal Soedirman University development are as the followings:

1. To create graduates who have adequate moral, academic and professional competences; competitive excellence; good leadership and entrepreneurship/technopreneurship skills; ability to identify and address problems; and innovative capability especially in the rural resources and local wisdom development.
2. To produce scientific and technological works, as well as art products which are based on high-quality researches as a part of the rural resources and local wisdom development efforts that will hopefully bring the university to be a nationally and internationally recognized rural resource development centre.
3. To build a self-governing university that has transparent and accountable management and holds meritocratic principles in providing effective services to the customers.
4. To create and encourage mutual and congruent partnership programs in developing and implementing scientific and technological findings and/or art products either regionally, nationally, or internationally for the development of the civil society.

Vision - Mission


Unsoed, in its development, is trying to achieve the organisational vision set for 2020. The vision of the university is “to be a world class civic university that cares about the society and is excellent at science, technology and arts achievement relevant to the sustainable development of rural resources and local wisdoms”.


To achieve its vision, Jenderal Soedirman University formulates the following missions:

1. The university provides high quality educational processes that will successfully produce graduates who have sufficient moral, academic and professional competences; competitive excellences; good leadership and entrepreneurship/technopreneurship skills; ability to identify and address problems; and innovative capability particularly in the development of rural resources and local wisdoms.
2. The university implements a research based technology transfer which is relevant to the rural resources and local wisdom improvement as an effort to support the National and Regional development programs.
3. The university develops an autonomous, transparent, accountable, and meritocratic high education management.
4. The university develops regional, national and international partnerships in the development and implementation of science, technology and arts.


Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED) has experienced significant changes throughout its history. It was founded in 1961 and granted a formal approval as a state university from the Indonesian Ministry of Education in 1963. The university, in the beginning of its development, administered three faculties: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Biology, and Faculty of Economy.

UNSOED is located in Purwokerto, a municipal city in Banyumas regency, Central Java, Indonesia, where the main income of the people is crop growing and freshwater fish farming. It is strategically surrounded by villages with rich natural resources. Such circumstances inspire the university to build its main academic pattern based on one grand vision: to develop tropical rural resources and local wisdoms.

The development of the university embraces the philosophical spirit of the Great Commander General Soedirman: never give up; be always optimistic; be wise and honest; be courageous to perform and behave within the values of faith,great aspiration, unity, Cablaka (frankness); and down-to-earth. Civitas Academika honours integrity; works together loyally, honestly and openly; performs individual works skilfully; and acts and behaves wisely.

Alumni and International Relation Office

Welcome to the Alumni and International Relation Office (AIRO) webpage. You will find several information of topics from visas, housing and taxes, health insurance, to resources in the UNSOED/Purwokerto area, to student and scholar. We hope that you will find this site helpful.


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