Professor Dr. Muhadjir Effendy

Professor Muhadjir was born on 29 July 1956 in Madiun, East Java. The former rector received his bachelor’s degree from Malang Institute of Teacher Training and Education in 1982. He later earned his master’s degree from Gadjah Mada University majoring in Public Administration in 1996. In 2008, he received his PhD in military sociology from Airlangga University, Surabaya, East Java.
He has also done a short course in military and defence studies at the Pentagon, the US, and a short course on higher education management at Victoria University, Canada. Professor Muhadjir was elected as UMM’s vice rector in 1996 before finally being appointed as rector in 2000.
Prof Muhadjir has served as rector for three periods from 2000 to 2004, 2004 to 2008, and from 2008 to February this year. Besides having worked as a lecturer for the School of Social and Political Sciences in UMM, he was also a lecturer for the School of Education at the State University of Malang.
He has written several books on educational or military affairs such as: University and Students Life in 1989, The State of Education in 1992, Equilibrium Society: Walking the Changes in Balance in 2002, Humanity Pedagogy: A Multidimensional Reflection in 2004, Military Professionalism in 2008, and Military Character and Profession: A Phenomenology Study in 2009.
Professor Muhadjir has also been active in the management of several institutions such as serving as the chairman of Muhammadiyah, chairman of the Central Agency for Private Islamic Universities Cooperation (BKS-PTIS), chairman of the Association of Families of Indonesian Islamic Students (KB PII) in East Java, and vice chairman of the Indonesian Association for the Development of Social Sciences (HIPIIS).
Professor Muhadjir was also a member of the expert council of the Indonesian Association of Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI) and a member of the board of the East Java