Satya Wacana Christian University

Satya Wacana Christian University, or Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW), is a private university located in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. The name itself is derived from Sanskrit, meaning "Faithful to the Word / Word of God". UKSW's campuses are spread all-around Salatiga.

Satya Wacana Christian University
Indonesian: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)
Logo UKSW Warna.png
Emblem of SWCU
Former name
Indonesian Christian College for Teacher Education
MottoIndonesian: Menyegani Tuhan adalah pangkal pengetahuan
Motto in English
Reverence for The Eternal is the first thing in knowledge
TypePrivate University
Established1956; 66 years ago (1956)[1][2]
FounderRev. B. Probowinoto,
Rev. Tan Ik Hay,
S.M.A. Pasariboe,
Jac van der Waals
AffiliationAssociation of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia,
Wira Wacana Christian University,
Bina Darma Foundation
Religious affiliation
Christian (Protestant)
RectorNeil Semuel Rupidara, Ph.D.
First RectorDr. (HC) O. Notohamidjojo, S.H.
Academic staff
Students±15,156 (fall 2019)
Location, ,
7°19′11″S 110°29′55″E / 7.31975°S 110.498583°E / -7.31975; 110.498583Coordinates: 7°19′11″S 110°29′55″E / 7.31975°S 110.498583°E / -7.31975; 110.498583
Chairwoman of SenateLusiawati Dewi, M.Sc.
Colors  Gold


SWCU was established as the College for Christian Teachers (PTPGKI) on November 30, 1956, by 9 Indonesian church synods. At the time of inception there were 5 studies: Teaching & Education, History, English, Law, and Economics. On July 17, 1959 PTPGKI changed to Christian Faculty of Teaching and Education Indonesia (FKIP-KI) and on December 5, 1959 FKIP-KI was christened as Satya Wacana Christian University.

Programs offeredEdit

The university has of 14 faculties providing 4 diplomas courses, 39 undergraduate courses, 10 graduate courses and 3 postgraduate courses. Some graduate and postgraduate courses are managed by the separate postgraduate program.

No. Faculty Department Grade
1 Faculty of Agriculture and Business Agrotechnology Bachelor
Agriculture Science Master
2 Faculty of Biology Biology Bachelor
Biology Education
Biology Master
3 Faculty of Economics and Business Secretary 3-year Associate Program
Management Bachelor
Economics Sciences
Management Master
Management Doctor
4 Faculty of Electronics
and Computer Engineering
Computer engineering Bachelor
Electronics engineering
5 Faculty of Information Technology Accounting information system 3-year Associate Program
Information technology
Computer education Bachelor
Library science
Public relations
Information technology
Information system
Visual communication design
Information system Master
6 Faculty of Health Science Nursing education Bachelor
Nutrition Education
Physical education,
health and recreation
Food Technology
7 Faculty of Law Law Bachelor
8 Faculty of Language and Arts English education Bachelor
English literature
9 Faculty of Psychology Psychology Bachelor
Psychological Science Master
10 Faculty of Science and Mathematics Chemistry Bachelor
Physics education
11 Faculty of Social and
Communication Studies
Communication Education Bachelor
International relations
12 Faculty of Teaching and Education Bachelor
Guidance and Counseling
Pancasila and Civic education
Economics education
Primary education
Early childhood education
Management of education Master
13 Faculty of Theology Theological Sciences Bachelor
Sociology of religion Master
14 Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies Tourist attraction 4-year Associate Program
Development Studies Master


SWCU collaborates with the following foreign tertiary educational institutions:


  1. ^ "Sejarah UKSW" (in Indonesian). Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana. November 13, 2019. Archived from the original on August 16, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana" (in Indonesian). PDDikti: Pangkalan Data Pendidikan Tinggi. Archived from the original on August 16, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "SWCU Collaboration :: Satya Wacana Christian University". Archived from the original on January 28, 2012.

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