Department of International Relations University of Diponegoro or what’s more well known as IRDU (International Relations Diponegoro University) is the only international relations study program in Indonesia with the concentration of international cooperation to combat international and transnational crime.
The emergence of this study program is not merely to enliven the ever growing and popular international relations studies in Indonesia nor to be different in its own spirit from the conventional and mainstream International Relations study programs. But it’s more because of the realization of the recent condition of contemporary International Relations, both nationally and globally.
The location of Indonesia as the crossover point of the world has put the nation in the main front row and intersection of various aspects, both positively and negatively. In the positive context, this condition means a strategic position but on the other side it means that Indonesia is in vulnerable position to various kinds of transnational and international crimes.
Based on such condition, the need for an international relations study program which study not only the common international relations issues but also understand and keen to Indonesia’s condition nowadays and contemporary mondial is crucial. And in order to serve that purpose, IRDU was created.