Driven by its mission to advance in science, technology, and professional expertise through exceptional endeavors in education, research, and community service, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, has been granted accreditation by the Data Science Council of America (DASCA).

DASCA is deploying insightfully developed continent- and region-focused approaches to accreditation that are uniquely suited for UAJY in terms of their student employability goals, industry appeal, and nation-building responsibilities. This accreditation will lead to rapid and comprehensive improvement in the quality of data science education in UAJY and further strengthen its capacity to influence technology education in the country.

Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta

About UAJY

Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY) is a renowned higher education institution in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, known for its academic excellence and programs that equip students with strong theoretical foundations and practical skills highly sought-after in today's job market.

The university’s commitment to educating the nation with a local dimension and global orientation has established partnerships with domestic and international institutions, expanding students' opportunities for growth and development in the fields of education, research, and community service. UAJY's six faculties boast over 11,000 students and a firm belief in fostering graduates who embody the spirit and courage to become "Men and Women for Others," contributing to a more inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable world.

Shaping Southeast Asia's Digital Future

As one of the fastest-growing economies globally and the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is witnessing a growing demand for data science professionals, owing to the rising trend of data-driven decision-making across numerous industries, including finance, health, agriculture, and transportation. According to a report, Indonesia could require as many as 140,000 data scientists by 2024 to keep up with the growing demand for data-driven approaches.

  • Big Cloud, a recruitment agency specializing in data science and AI, found that Southeast Asia has seen a 35% increase in demand for data scientists and data analysts in the past year.
  • International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that Indonesia's market for Big Data Analytic software experienced a YoY growth of 14.7% in the first half of 2022, which accelerated from 12.5% YoY growth in the second half of 2021.
  • According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the demand for data scientists in Indonesia is projected to grow by 30% annually.
Southeast Asia's Digital Future
DASCA Accreditation WDSI

The academic programs of Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY) listed here successfully completed evaluation by the Data Science Council of America and were granted accreditation on June 1, 2022.

UAJY has got itself included in the World Data Science Initiative, under which its industrial engineering programs are accredited by the Data Science Council of America, the world's foremost data science credentialing body. To stay well-informed of the latest global curricula in data science and technology, UAJY has committed to ensuring its students are DASCA certified in big data analytics and big data engineering. By adopting this policy, UAJY aims to rapidly adopt and internalize the latest global curricula in its academic coursework.

List of programs accredited by DASCA:
  • Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate)
  • International Industrial Engineering Program (Undergraduate)
  • Industrial Engineering (Graduate)

At UAJY, we strive to adopt the cutting-edge inter-disciplinary knowledge in our curricula and the way we deliver education. Getting our programs DASCA-accredited will be a big impetus for us because DASCA accreditation rigorously audits, vets, and validates institutionalized systems, standards, and processes on knowledge transfer and teaching-learning in data science.

Mr. The Jin Ai
Vice Rector of UAJY

Accreditation Impact

As educational institutions expand and establish their presence, they strive to provide their students, alumni, employers, and community with the assurance that the education they impart is of unparalleled quality and adheres to stringent standards.

DASCA Accreditation serves as a testament to the fact that the accredited data science program adheres to rigorous criteria for academic excellence, ensuring that students receive an education that meets the highest quality standards. DASCA-accredited universities and institutions get access to world-class resources and knowledge to help their students, alums, and graduates begin great careers in the Data Science space. This accreditation also provides institutions the mechanism to enhance their academic curricula in data science with a rigorous skill-development regimen in critical employment areas like big data application development, big data engineering, and big data analytics. Above all, DASCA accreditation puts the institution at the forefront of data science education by committing to quality standards in data science.