Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong (UNIMUGO) was officially established as the merger of STIKES Muhammadiyah Gombong and STT Muhammadiyah Kebumen through the Ministerial Decree of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Number 312/E/O/2021. The submission of the letter was attended by Prof. Ir. Muh Zainuri as the Head of LLDIKTI VI, Prof. Lincolin Arsyad as the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD), dr H Fatah Widodo as the Daily Advisory Board, the invited guesses, and UNIMUGO academic civitas online, Wednesday (04/08)
In his remarks, Prof. Lincolin Arsyad explained that later UNIMUGO would be focused on the health science development for the southern part of Central Java. It was planned to map the Higher Education Institutions in their special character and uniqueness. “We appreciated all parties in supporting the UNIMUGO establishment. Today, the number of Muhammadiyah- ’Aisyiyah Universities increase,” he said.
Prof Lincolin added the merger of two institutions requires good collaborative works. The two cultures which merge were expected to develop better and combine well. Especially now, the institute and universities were different, UNIMUGO establishment also demanded the lecturers to improve the quality, especially the research. “The research was conducted to improve the future knowledge. It needs to be remembered that the transformation also transforms the lectures’ behaviors, from the behaviors of institute lectures improving to university lectures,” he said.
Prof Lincolin concluded that UNIMUGO could increase effective International collaboration. “It can be the collaboration in the education level of the lecturers or the collaboration of developing the knowledge,” he said.  Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong