Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED) is located in Purwokerto, a municipal city in Banyumas regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The establishment of this university began in 1961 when formal and informal leaders of Banyumas, motivated by the educational mandate of the National Constitution (Pembukaan UUD 1945) and the people demands, discussed the need to build a university in the area. Thus, they set up Yayasan Pembina Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, a foundation that prepared the development of the university. This foundation was legalized by an Act of Notary No. 32, 20 September 1961. Eventually, following other pressures from different components of people (such as the local education authority and the Indonesia National Army) and based on the Presidential Decree No. 195, 23 September 1963, Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED) was formally inaugurated by the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Prof. Dr. Tojib Hadiwidjaja at the House of Resident of Banyumas.