Brief History

-Historically, Gadjah Mada University established the Faculty of Pedagogy and Philosophy based on Government Decree No. 37/1950. Then the faculty was split into three faculties namely: Faculty of Culture and Literature, Faculty of Pedagogy, and Faculty of Philosophy. In mid-1960, Faculty of Pedagogy provided Didactic Section which had some departments. One of them was the Department of Natural Sciences.

After that, an educational institution called Institute of Teacher Education was established. To overcome a dualism, according to the Presidential Decree No. 1/1963 issued on January 3, 1963, the Institute of Teacher Education and the Faculty of Pedagogy were united and the name had been changed into Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences (IKIP). As a follow up of the Presidential Decree No. 1/1963, there was an establishment of some other institutes of teacher education and educational sciences that spread out in Jakarta, Bandung, and Malang. In Yogyakarta, the institute was declared on May 21, 1964. Institute of Teaching Training and Educational Sciences had a faculty called Faculty of Science and Teacher Education.
On 7 September 1982, based on Presidential Decree No.54 of 1982, Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences was converted into Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education consisting four majors i.e. Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Chemistry Education, and Biology Education. On August 4, 1999, Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences was converted into Yogyakarta State University. Meanwhile, Educational Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science became Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences that exists until recent years.