The idea by Drs.Warsito, SU, who at that time served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) became the initiator of the International Relations (HI) study program in mid-August 2010. Given the expanding diplomatic relations between Indonesia and other countries in the five continents that were not only on political, military, economic, and cultural relations but also on other aspects.

The expansion of diplomatic relations, of course, had a big influence, it was natural, and could not be avoided, not to mention for Indonesia. Many universities with the International Relations program had provided large contributions to the country, but they had not yet been optimal. Therefore, Drs.Warsito, SU, believed that the International Relations program was expected to be able to give the contribution to the Indonesian government in establishing the relationships with other countries. So that, it could continue to be well-established, continue to develop and minimize any negative possibilities.

To reach this goal, any support by other study programs in FISIP  was needed. Such as, the Governance Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration or other faculties that had been long established under the auspices of the Universitas Diponegoro. Namely, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Humanities could be invited to participate in developing the new study program. As well as, other relevant agencies, both domestic and foreign agencies. So that, the International Relations study program FISIP Universitas Diponegoro would be able to utilize and develop various potentials which were scattered in various environments. The International Relations Study Program FISIP Universitas Diponegoro had concentrations on international cooperation in handling international/transnational crimes. Those concentrations were chosen since the study program want to give contributions to the Indonesian government or other parties regarding how to handle various crimes which occurred as the consequence of the intensive relation among countries nowadays.

After the idea of establishing an International Relations study program got support from related parties within Undip, an official proposal for its establishment was compiled. For that purpose, the written support from the parties outside Undip was needed regarding the need for the establishment of the study program. Another thing that was needed was to collect a letter stating the willingness of the lecturers to teach in the International Relations study program and make other technical preparations. However, after completing the drafting and obtaining approval from the Senate and the Rector of Universitas Diponegoro, the proposal was cancelled to be sent to the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Ministry of National Education due to a new regulation stating that the submission of the proposals for the establishment of new study programs was carried out online and there were new provisions.

In accordance with the instructions from the Directorate General of Higher Education, the 1, 2 and 3 Forms were filled in completely. After obtaining the registration number, it was followed by the next steps. After the 4 and 5 forms obtained approval, the Indonesian Government cq the Directorate General of Higher Education with the letter number 809 / E / T / 2011 dated on June 13th, 2011 gave a mandate to Universitas Diponegoro to open an International Relations Study Program (undergraduate program) at FISIP – UNDIP.

After the Rector of Universitas Diponegoro sent a letter to the Directorate General of Higher Education regarding his willingness to directly lead the implementation of the mandate and began to take the administrative and academic preparatory steps, in August 2011, Universitas Diponegoro opened the registration for new student candidates through the Independent Exam (UM). There were 1100 registrants, but only 120 people were accepted.

On December 7th, 2011, The Decree of the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia Number 285 / E / O / 2011 concerning the license to organize the International Relations Study Program at FISIP,  Universitas Diponegoro was issued.

In the Decree of the Dean of FISIP Universitas Diponegoro number 282/SK/H7.3.7/2011 dated on March, 1st 2011. It was stated that The Personnel Composition of the Team of the Establishment of the International Relations Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Diponegoro, namely:

Person in Charge : Drs. Agus Hermani DS, MM (Dekan)
Director : Dra. Sri Widowati H, MS (Vice Dean I)
  Drs. Priyatno Harsasto, MA (Head of Governance Science Department)
Chairman : Drs. Tri Cahyo Utomo, MA
Secretary : Dr. Reni Windiani, MS
Treasurer : Dra. Rr. Hermini S, M.Si.
Member : Laila Kholid A, SIP, MPP.
  Wahid Abdurrahman SIP, M.Si.
  Erfien Puspitasari, A.Md.