About Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

UGM Central Building

  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (internationally known as Gadjah Mada University; Abbreviation: UGM) is an Indonesian public ivy league research university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, founded on December 19, 1949. UGM is ranked first in Indonesia and 254th globally according to QS World University Ranking (WUR) 2021 and serves as the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia.
  • As one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia, this 360-acre university consists of 18 faculties, 68 undergraduate study programs, 23 diploma study programs, 104 master and specialist study programs, and 43 Doctorate study programs. It has approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students, and 2,500 faculty members currently.
  • We pride Universitas Gadjah Mada as an institution that is committed to give back to society and deliver excellent standards in everything we do, as illustrated by our university motto: Locally Rooted, Globally Respected.

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About Special Region of Yogyakarta

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  • The Special Region of Yogyakarta of where UGM is located in one of the smallest provinces in Indonesia and has been widely known as a center of Javanese culture as well as a center of learning. It has 3,400,000 inhabitants, 511,000 of whom reside in the city of Yogyakarta. Its designation as a center of learning is marked by the existence of 120 state and private tertiary educational institutions, with a student population of over 300,000.
  • Yogyakarta has a robust social entrepreneurial ecosystem with stakeholders such as Non-Profit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Small Medium Enterprises. Numerous Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations in Yogyakarta are operating, managing, and running programs to address various social issues. The fast-growing market size of social enterprises in Yogyakarta implicates our possibility as part of 180DC to embark on a journey of empowering Indonesia by consulting and supporting the establishment and sustainability of a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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180 Degrees Consulting UGM

  • The UGM branch of 180 Degrees Consulting was established on 17 October 2020. We have two main arms: Consulting (which is client-facing) and Sustainable Organization (which is public-and-internal-facing). In consulting, project leaders and project analysts will assist the clients by running a consulting project as a means of helping them to overcome any challenges they might be facing or by just helping them take that next step towards where they want to be. To maintain a sustainable organization, functional analysts will manage the operations of our newly-founded branch to ensure it will run smoothly and sustainably as a means of our succession planning.
  • In order to maximize the potentials of Non-Profit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Social Enterprises, 180 Degrees Consulting Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) exists to help them by providing affordable consulting services by our qualified and trained students. Our ability comes from teamwork, in line with our internal motto: Grow by growing each other.

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Our Vision

  • To leverage the long-lasting impacts of our clients by means of providing opportunities for 180DC UGM consultants to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions.

Our Mission

  • To provide the Non-Profit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and social enterprises with affordable services that are specifically tailored to address their underlying issues while growing our consultants to be exceptionally talented individuals who give back to communities.

How to Join Us & Request Consulting Services

  • Stay tuned to our social media to get the latest recruitment and event updates from us
  • Generally, we open applications for UGM students who are interested in becoming Functional Analysts, Project Leaders, and Project Analysts at the beginning of the university’s academic year
  • If you would like to request consulting services to 180DC UGM, feel free to direct your email inquiries to the Director of Client Engagement and [email protected]

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Bulaksumur, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)


Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Berbagi Beras Indonesia

    Area: Indonesia
    Year: 2020

    Berbagi Beras Indonesia is a non-profit organization aims to distribute hulled rice to Orphanage, Tahfidz School, and Dhuafa in Indonesia.

    Project Brief:
    The clients need our advice to identify and outline opportunities for BerbagiBeras Indonesia to grow their donors base to reach targeted number of donors by the end of 2021 as well as a strategic plan for the following four years.

    Our Approach:
    180DC UGM provides Berbagi Beras Indonesia with the comprehensive analysis on the marketing segment to be targeted, tailored marketing campaign and activation for their brand, feasibility study of funding model, and strategic planning for the next five years which include recommendation on IT infrastructure, human resources management, and partnerships

    "Thank you so much 180DC UGM for your assistance to us, Berbagi Beras, as your client. Honestly, we are really satisfied with your services and recommendations. Hopefully, your recommendations can be realised by us as a means of enabling Berbagi Beras to achieve its objectives, vision, and mission"

    - Davira Rizky Chairunnisa, Founder
  • Planet Protector Packaging

    Area: Australia
    Year: 2021

    Planet Protector Packaging is a distributor of the sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable insulated packaging solution. The insultation solution made from 100% sheep waste wool manufactured in Australia and New Zealand.

    Project Brief:
    The clients need our advice to enter the Indonesian market, know the best ways to operate in the ecosystem, and understand packaging design that's best suited to serve customers

    Our Approach:
    The biggest challenge of this project was during the research part since there's a limited amount of third-party contact, not to mention within the scope of sustainability which is still a niche market in Indonesia. However, 180DC UGM successfully provides Planet Protector Packaging with a comprehensive analysis on market research, direct sales clients, distributor sales clients, and government partnership.

    "It's been a fantastic experience to work with 180DC UGM and we're very impressed with the final deliverables. We're really excited to collaborate again in the future if other opportunities cross our paths again. Furthermore, I have no qualms in referring them to another business colleague who is seeking similar work and service. We'd really like to promote their services and share with the world the wonderful work that 180DC UGM has to offer"

    - Joanne Howarth, Founder
  • Bullyid Indonesia

    Area: Indonesia
    Year: 2021

    Bullyid App is a future AI mobile app that combines psychology & law principles to proactively identify bullying with an AI-analysis. Its goal is to reduce trauma for people being harassed online by giving them the immediate support they need, and in doing that work, create an army of good so powerful that it can disrupt and ultimately transform the hearts and minds of those perpetuating online/real live harrasment. Its journey has been recognised and advocated at the UN, ITU, and WHO.

    Project Brief:
    The clients want to understand Indonesia's market potential, secure B2B clients, and increase the user base within its application.

    Our Approach:
    After learning their problems and objectives, 180DC UGM provided Bullyid recommendations through; conducting research & analysis on the nationwide trends of mental-health and psychological cases, recommending several initiatives to unlock more users for Bullyid, and developing marketing strategies to enhance the awareness of Bullyid

    "We have such a great time following through this project. It gave us quite an insight and strategy to move forward. Loving the ideas and suggestion given, very creative and relevant. The team is also very kind and supportive, we always feel welcome. Working with 180DC was a great experience"

    - Agita Pasaribu, Founder & Executive Director
  • LingoTalk

    Area: Indonesia
    Year: 2021

    "Watching our students come out fluent and confident is the main reason why we love what we do." Offering affordable, fully-online classes that are conversation-focused and personalized to each of their student's goals, LingoTalk envisions to shape Indonesia education into more efficient learning through technology and develop better language education in indonesia.

    Project Brief:
    The clients want to acquire number of targeted registered users for its application. LingoTalk's key problems:
    1. Marketing effort has not yielded into targeted new followers and users
    2. Most paying customers do not convert into repeating users

    Our Approach:
    180DC UGM provided LingoTalk deliverables through; conducting analysis and market survey on LingoTalk's most optimal user persona, developing a product rebranding strategy, and creating integrated marketing strategies based on the customer's touchpoints.

    "The insights were out of the box ideas and structured analysis: all combined make us very grateful to have you as our consultant! Not much we can provide but again only the gratitudes to the project team of 180DC UGM for all the hard work! I personally know it took much of your effort for such a prepared presentation. Hope to cross paths and work with you again in the future"

    - Hardi Wijaya, Chief of Product
  • Inisiatif Mampu

    Area: Indonesia
    Year: 2021

    Inisiatif Mampu is a foundation aiming to help COVID-19 impacted workers. The foundation was founded in 2020 and focuses its values on transparency and sustainability. Its vision is to be the most trustworthy and effective poverty alleviation organization in the world and its mission is to enhance low-income workers' capacities through impactful donations and holistic mentorship so they can become independent entrepreneurs.

    Project Brief:
    The clients want to escalate its brand presence in every platform and maximize the potential of crowdfunding platforms to increase donation. However it faced two issues in growing their business:
    1. Inisiatif Mampu wants to maximize the potential of crowdfunding platforms to increase donation
    2. Inisiatif Mampu is currently having low brand presence in Indonesian targeted market

    Our Approach:
    After learning their problems and objectives, 180DC UGM divided the issues into two scopes:
    1. Conduct research and analysis on key success factors in collecting donations and create content marketing strategies to excel in crowdfunding platforms
    2. Increasing Inisiatif Mampu social media's branding through 'Initiate-Precede-Retain' strategy

    "180DC UGM definitely communicates very well, they have done giving deliverables and we are satisfied with the solution. Overall I was really impressed with the deliverables and how they manage to present relevant data and insights. I highly recommend 180DC UGM!"

    - Albert Prasetyo Sutanto, Co-Founder
  • Kopi Sembilan

    Area: Indonesia
    Year: 2021

    Kopi Sembilan is a local coffee shop located in Jl. Pogung Kidul, Sinduadi, Kecamatan Melati, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55284. Currently Kopi Sembilan group serves 3 branches; Kopi Sembilan, Dengan Sembilan, and Ruang Sembilan. It serves manual brewed coffee with reasonable price and convenient location, making it as a favorite place among the youngsters.

    Project Brief:
    Kopi Sembilan faced problems in 3 different areas, namely HR, Supply Chain, and Finance.

    Our Approach:
    How 180DC UGM helped Kopi Sembilan to solve the problems:
    1. Examine operational bottlenecks in Kopi Sembilan's operations by conducting field research and analysis
    2. Recommend several initiatives to enhance operational efficiency
    3. Develop an automated inventory management system and finance system for expansion strategy

    "The most valuable thing about working with 180DC UGM is how the results can be applied easily and directly for the advancement of Kopi Sembilan. Before 180DC UGM, we needed an external recommendation and fortunately, the results are immensely beneficial for both parties"

    - Ihwan Susanto, Owner


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