The Krida Wacana Christian University (UKRIDA or Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana) is a private university in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was founded on January 20, 1967, as Universitas Kristen Djaja.
With initiatives of several figures from the Indonesian Christian Church – West Java Chapter (GKI Wilayah Jabar) supported by Prof. Dr. G.A. Siwabessy (Indonesian health minister at that time) and Rev. Rumambi-Kolopita (wife of the information minister in the Soekarno era), Universitas Kristen Djaja was erected as a continuation of first and secondary schools under BPK Penabur (kindergarten, elementary, junior high, senior high) on January 20, 1967 by decree.
Due to the obligation to separate the administration of first, secondary, and public education with tertiary one, ever since November 22, 1990, the management of UKRIDA was transferred from BPK Penabur to the Foundation of Krida Wacana Tertiary Education (Yayasan Pendidikan Tinggi Kristen Krida Wacana-YPTK Krida Wacana).
To synchronize with YPTK Krida Wacana, the name of Universitas Kristen Djaja was changed on February 8, 1992, to Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana following a decree from the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture while using the acronym of UKRIDA. Krida is translated as ‘work’ while Wacana as ‘word’ (of God): As a whole Krida Wacana Christian University means the university that works for the word (of God).
- Campus I, the main campus, is in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta on Jalan Tanjung Duren Raya no. 4.
- Campus II is in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on Jalan Arjuna no. 6.
- Campus III is in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on Jalan Raya Boulevard Arta Gading.
UKRIDA is organized into several faculties and school, each with its own dean and organization