History

The Interdisplinary Graduate School of Brawijaya University Master of Women Studies program has been established in 2009. based on the letter No. 1135/J10/AK/2008 in April 04th 2008 nad the letter No. 1694/J10/AK/2008 in May 15th 2008. The management of Women Studies Master Program is currently based on the Permission Letter of Study Program Establishment from General Directorate of Higher Education No. 2594/D2.2/2008 and operational permit No.69/D/T/2009. This program is well known as well established, among other centres in Indonesia, as a basis for femininism and gender-oriented in terms of teaching and doing research. The program has been applied to respond a high demand of community, of government tasks and of decision makers in terms of the implementation of gender mainstream-based policy in Indonesia.

The program also adopts a women-centered and interdisciplinary approach on to the nature of both women experiences and gender relations. This program also prepares the graduated student when finish the program can pose an excellent capability and skills to develop and to solve many problem relating to gender and women issues from many aspect of human life including politics, social matters, economics, cultures, religion and government matters as well science and technology such as communications, globalization and democracy. This program accepts many candidates from different background of study who are interested in how to develop their understanding on Women Perspectives, Feminist Theory and Gender Knowledge that suit with their achieved educational backgrounds or experiences.