Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY) is a private institution of higher education which was founded on September 27th, 1965, the conception of lay Catholics with keen interest in promoting the advancement of education in general and creating a competent, skilful, and God loving population.
The administration of the University is carried out by the Slamet Rijadi Yogyakarta Foundation (YSR) in accordance with the spirit and inspiration of the work and devotion of Saint Albert The Great. The objective underlying all activities conducted by the University is to use and promote global-oriented education in contributing to the creation of an educated, knowledgeable, and competitive nation.
The name of Atma Jaya is taken from the Sanskrit language. Atma means Spirit and Jaya means Supreme; together they mean The Supreme Spirit. The Atma Jaya Idea denotes endeavors to provide higher education of super quality. Underpinned by superb spiritual/ moral values.
Strive to contribute to the creation of Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta community that cherishes the supreme spirit, inclusive, humanist, have integrity and with super capability to better the quality of life for all through the conduct of services that advance the eternal light inherent in truth.
Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta strives to contribute to the development and advancement of science, technology, and professional capabilities in furtherance of human dignity through high quality endeavors in education, research, and community services underpinned by the dedication and devotion to serve eternal truth.