Department of Nutrition and Health, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was officially established in 2013, although the undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Health started since 2003. Our vision is to become an internationally recognized center of education, research and community service which places great emphasis on professionalism in preparing human resources that uphold moral values and pledge integrity on national interest.
We strive to be an excellent academic institution in the field of nutrition and health that recognizes local potential while continues to achieve international standards. In doing so, we focus on at least several areas including fostering international collaboration for research and human resource development, as well as strengthening our research in utilizing local food source to tackle malnutrition problems.
Currently we have built international collaborations, such as with Flinders University (Australia), Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia), Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia). With Flinders University, we collaborate with the School of Health Sciences for visiting lectures. We have a long collaboration with School of Health Science at University Sains Malaysia through hosting the annual International Symposium of Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition (ISWHLN) which is hosted in different countries each year. Recently,we have also been collaborating with Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan for an on-going annual event attracting practicing dieticians and academics interested in updating their knowledge in current practice of dietetics. In addition to strengthening our international collaboration, we have also strengthened our national collaboration through various events, such as organizing annual short course programs dieticians and academics in Indonesia.
All our national and international collaborations are essentially keys to strengthen our research and human resource development to answer local, national and international issues in nutrition and health. In addition, we also focus on research in utilizing local food sources for solving current issues in nutrition (functional foods and neutraceutical). We also strive to solve local and national issues as our
Because Universitas Gadjah Mada is a research university, research is a pivotal part of education system in our undergraduate school. Research in our school is aimed to solve problems in our region and used as a basis of evidence based nutrition that is developed in our faculty. We develop five divisions for scientific development. Clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service management
are the backbone research in our school because those are principal competencies of dieticians. Additionally, we also develop research in functional food and molecular nutrition to support the development of science on the role of nutrition on human health.
|2003||Undergraduate program in Nutrition and Health started|
|2013||The Department of Nutrition and Health established|
|2013||The 4th International Symposium on Wellness Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition held|
|2015||The UGM-Taipei Medical University (TMU) Joint Course on Clinical Nutrition and Food Service Management held in Taipei|