About MURP UGM
Magister Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota – MPWK (Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning) was established in 1994, under the Department of Architecture and Planning at UGM, Yogyakarta. Since in early 2018, the Indonesian name for a program has been changed from MPKD (Magister Perencanaan Kota dan Daerah) to be Magister Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota (MPWK).
Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) UGM is 2 (two) years program that aims to become the centre for world-class transdisciplinary knowledge development in Asia – Pacific which focused on spatial engineering, based on democratic values, togetherness, empowerment, justice, and balance to realize the sustainability and the glory of the human being.
In this program, majority of students comes local, provincial, and national public servant from several regions in Indonesia. Since their establishment up to this year, more than 1700 alumni have been graduated from this graduate program. Recently, the numbers of student intake comes from various background such as fresh graduate (student), (planning) consulting company, NGO, etc.
Bringing more than 45 years of experiences in capacity building for local and national government officers who work in the development and planning, and with more than 20 years involvement for higher education institution management for planning in Indonesia, MURP UGM provides a good environment for learning atmosphere with dynamic, comprehensive, holistic, and multi-disciplinary approaches.
As an effort to define better space, to empower the inhabitants through physical and non-physical arrangements, and to optimize the space utilization, MPWK attempts to create spaces which capable to enable and disseminate effective concepts and methods for creating or re-creating them. This program aims to have an active role in carrying out the mission of creating livable spaces for better human life through inclusive innovation.
The program focuses on building the student capacity to have deep understanding and practical capabilities in spatial context, use community approach for planning and development, develop the knowledge and practical thing to give recommendation based on the uniqueness for each case study in planning and development from spatial context, and also endorse the creative and futuristic planner. For that purposes, MPWK has designed the curriculum system that gives opportunity for the student to choose their specializations based on their interest and capabilities.