Sebelas Maret University

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Sebelas Maret University
Universitas Sebelas Maret
Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret Surakarta 25.jpg
Motto Mangesthi Luhur Ambangun Nagara
(Old Javanese) / Sanskrit
Type Public university
Established March 11, 1976
Rector Prof. Dr. Ravik Karsidi, M.S
Academic staff
Students 34,000
Undergraduates 29,000
Postgraduates 4,592
Location Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Campus Suburban
148.2 acres (0.600 km2)
Colors Turquoise
Affiliations ASAIHL, SEAMEO, AUN, AACSB Accredited

Sebelas Maret University (Indonesian: Universitas Sebelas Maret) is an Indonesian public university in the suburban area of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. It is colloquially known as UNS or UNS Solo. It was officially founded on March 11, 1976.


Sebelas Maret University was established on March 11, 1976. It was named Universitas Negeri Surakarta (State University of Surakarta), hence was abbreviated UNS. Sebelas Maret University is the result of the unification of the five universities in Surakarta, which were:

Physical development began in 1980. Under the leadership of Dr. Prakosa, the original campus located in several places were united in the same area. The new area was in Kentingan, on the riverside of Bengawan Solo River, with an area of 60 hectares. In this Kentingan area, the first phase of campus construction ended in 1985.

In 1986, Prof. Dr. Koento Wibisono became rector. Prof. Haris Mudjiman, Ph.D. became the next rector.

Symbol and philosophy[edit]

The symbol of UNS is a flower with four petals as the visualization of the nation, the name of the nation and the state. The petals at top, right, and left sides are the embodiment of tri dharma colleges. The one petal under consists of five units that symbolize the principles of Pancasila. The four petals form a line in sequence to depict the academic unity of UNS.

The flower's pistil head shape is described as Wiku that derives from Pali, meaning "the learned people", a circular writing that is similar with Javanese script is Sangkala Candra, (In count of Java) "Mangesthi Luhur Ambangun Nagara" symbolizes the Java year 1908 or 1976 AD, the founding year of UNS.

Overall the symbol of UNS visualize ideals to build a nation, Candra Sangkala it as a shining Praba, Praba in the history of religion and puppet used by the holy man who's wise and virtuous. The central of symbol is Wiku brain (the learned man) is described as a flame, suggests light that illuminates the eternity of science, toward human welfare. Navy blue's color is a pledge of allegiance and devotion to nation, state, homeland, and science.


The increasing quality of the graduates has been marked by the improvement of the grade point averages (GPA), Education Efficiency Figure (Angka Efisiensi Edukasi/AEE), cum laude graduates, and the reduction of study periods. Nationally, UNS is in 11th position in Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education's 2017 ranking.[1]

UNS has nine faculties and one graduate program. UNS offers 151 courses ranging from diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, specialist doctor education programs, to the doctoral program. Each of them is supported with certified laboratories, language laboratories with Self Access Center facilities, and computer-managed and information-technology-based libraries such as teleconference and web-based learning. The total number of students has reached 27,500. The number of UNS alumni has so far reached more than 85,000.

Apart from increasing the education quality as the implementation of the second and third dharma of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (the three main functions of higher level education), UNS aims to improve research product and service for the society. The effort has shown good results; UNS has won 40% of 209 submitted competitive research proposals. It also won research funds/dedication of the funding partnership and cooperation with the Department of Education of Central Java Province.

The efforts to improve the quality of research and community service have been being performed by the Institute of Research and Community Services (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Pada Masyarakat/LPPM). In performing its duties, LPPM is supported by Study Centers which become its subordinates.

The university boasts of

  • A skin surgeon with a national reputation (Faculty of Medicine),
  • The discovery of starbio and salt resistant rice (Faculty of Agriculture).


The university has nine faculties providing courses at the diploma, undergraduate, professional, and specialist levels. Some graduate and postgraduate courses are managed by the graduate program.

Campus facilities[edit]

Students mostly come from outside of Surakarta. The Family Medicine master's program received equipment from the Ministry of Health to develop a model of family clinic services, which provide health services, supported the concept of health insurance/Public Health Maintenance Insurance (JPKM). UNS-MC will be used to support teaching and learning activities for the practicum for students Faculty of Medicine and Family Medicine. Participants are students, employees, lecturers, and communities around the campus.

UNS is supported by more than 1,600 lecturers; 4% of them are professors, and 72.9% of them hold either a bachelor's degree or master's degree. It is supported by approximately 900 administrative staff.

Rectorate building

IT facilities are the internet network at the university and in each faculty. UNS provides web hosting for faculties and departments which intend to build a website as a sub-domain of Email is provided free for the academic community. UNS develops Academic Information System (SIAKAD), an educational information technology-based system, so that student registration and Plan Studies Consultation can be performed online.

In the Central Library, UNS is developing UNS Library Automation (UNSLA) to ease the reference and collections search through online media. The library is equipped with a Digital Library, a reference that can be accessed online. UNSLA is the online catalog (only searching the library collection) while the Digital Library serves as a digital reference database (all information from a scientific work can be accessed here).

The Educational Development Institute (LPP UNS) develops educational activities online or E-Learning. Other IT facilities are hot spot and the SAT, to anticipate those who do not have a notebook, UNS has been providing Self Access Terminal (SAT), PC Desktop internet service. Because the number of PCs are still limited, the users are very low charged to avoid the monopoly use of a PC. SAT is also reserved for those who wish to develop skills in ICT.

As a health concern, UNS established the Medical Center serving the UNS academic community and people around the campus as a form of community service. It consists of four divisions: Public Health, Dental, ENT, and Eye. The Medical Center is supported by a doctor and medical personnel, lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to the health service center, UNS Medical Center serves as a supporting facility for teaching and learning activities for students of Faculty of Medicine.

Student life[edit]

Student facilities include sports and arts facilities, dormitory, and the Secretariat of SMEs. In sports and arts, UNS has a national standard football stadium with stands, player changing rooms, as well as athletic tracks that are for athletes and for sports learning. The closed sports arena can be used for indoor sports, such as volleyball, badminton, basketball and futsal.

UNS has a Student Center UNS which can be used for academic activities like seminars, workshops, or meetings with a large-scale participant as well as sports activities such as Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jit Su, Karate, Pencak Silat, etc. UNS has tennis courts in Kentingan and in the Department of Sports Education and Health at Manahan. Sport facilities are scattered in every faculty such as basketball court, volleyball, and badminton.

For the convention hall, UNS has an auditorium with amenities for academic and entertainment activities such as art performances or music concerts. Traditional Karawitan equipment, equipment for modern music, and marching bands are student facilities. UNS builds secretariats for Student Activity Unit at the university and faculty level. UNS has a student dormitory with full residential facilities. Students may live in the dormitory at low cost.

Bus Campus is another facility that can be used in student activities, in and outside the campus with permits that have been set by the institution.

Nurul Huda Mosque is the largest on campus. UNS has other mosques in Kentingan, Manahan, Kleco, and Pabelan. Nurul Huda Mosque is in the campus center, Kentingan. It was established in 1982. Besides functioning for worship, Nurul Huda Mosque serves as a means to instill the values of Islam to the campus community, especially Muslim students.

For other religions, UNS has a church for Christians, Pura for Hindus, and monastery for Buddhists.

Notable alumni[edit]

Faculty of Economics & Business[edit]

  • Prof. Dr. Bambang Setiaji, (Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta)
  • Dra. Fransisca Sestri Guscahyani, (General Manager of PT. Mustika Ratu)
  • Sriyanto, SE. MM, (Company Secretary of PT. Pegadaian)
  • Drs. Harijanto, (Owner of PT. Adis Dimension Footwear Group)
  • Dr. Wimboh Santoso, (Chairman of Indonesian Financial Services Authority, or OJK)
  • Drs. Mokhammad Dakhlan, MA, (Central Bank of Indonesia)
  • Dr. Arry Basuseno, (Senior Vice President of PT Bank Mandiri)
  • Drs. Heru Wicaksono, M.M, (Consulate General of Songkla Thailand Embassy of Indonesia)
  • Drs. Rudy Widodo, MA
  • Dra. Anandy Wati, MPM

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Dr.Bambang Rantam Sariwanto, (General Secretary of indonesian ministry of law and human rights)
  • Dr. Widyopramono, (Expert Staff for Attorney General's Criminal Division of Kejaksaan RI )
  • Tung Desem Waringin, SH (Public Figure, Motivator)
  • Joko Suranto, SH., M.Hum, (Director of PT Cikal Buana Persada)
  • Joko Sambodo, SH., MM, (Direktur Pemasaran Bank Jateng)
  • Ali Mukartono, SH, (Koordinator Tindak Pidana Penucian Uang padaJampidus)
  • Bima Suprayoga, S.H., M.Hum, (Koordinatro di Kejati Sumsel)
  • Prof. Dr. Zudan Arif Fakrulloh, S.H., MH, (Kabiro Hukum Kemdagri)
  • Brigadir Jenderal Polisi Yurod Saleh, SH, MH, (Analis Kebijakan Lembaga Pendidikan Polri)
  • H. Ahmad Zabadi, SH., MM, (Asdep Urusan Pengembangan dan Restrukturisasi Usaha)
  • Sastramanjani Kubitra, SH., MM, (Kabiro Administrasi Pemajuan HAM KomnasHam)
  • Bagus Wisanggeni SH., MM, (Direktur Teknik DAMRI)
  • Ahmad Mahmudi, SH, (Direktur LPTP)

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences[edit]

  • Drs. Wiryanto, MA, PhD, (Direktur Pos, Ditjen Penyelenggaraan Pos dan Informatika, Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika)
  • Agus Susanto, S.Sos, (Wartawan foto harian Kompas_
  • Prof. Dr. H. Wirman Syafri Sailiwa, (M.Si, Pembantu Rektor Bidang Akademik IPDN_
  • Dr. Janedjri M.Gaffar, M.Si, (Sekretaris Jenderal Mahkamah Konstitusi)
  • Letnan Kolonel Mu’tamar, (Padya-3/Turjuk Spaban I/Ren(Letnan Kolonel Inf))
  • Sri Kusmiati, S.Sos, (Freelance Producer/Fixer/Researcher for foreign broadcaster)
  • Dra. Nora Ekaliana, MM, (Direktur Bina Instruktur dan Tenaga Pelatihan)
  • Dra. Farida Dwi Cahyarini, MM, (Sekditjen SDPPI Menkominfo)
  • Drs. Mulyanto Utomo, (Redaktur Senior Solopos)
  • Drs. Gufroni Sakaril, M.M, (Corporate secretary Indosiar)
  • Drs. Sudaryanto, M.Si, (Kepala biro bina sosial Provinsi Jawa Tengah)
  • Drs.Gaguk Harijanto, M.Si, (Bagren Staf Operasi Polri)
  • Abdul Khohar, S.Sos, (Deputi Kepala Divisi Pemberitaan Media Indonesia)
  • Rory Asyari (Journalist, News Anchor, PR Consultant)

Faculty of Education[edit]

  • Drs.Samsudi, M.M, Dirjen
  • Dr. Triyadi
  • Drs. Abimanyu, M.Si
  • Drs. Endu Marsono
  • Drs.H.Hardono, M.H., M.M
  • Drs.Suprayitno, M.BA., M.Sc, Ph.D
  • Dr. Abi Sujak, M.Sc
  • Drs. Bagus Marijanto, M.A
  • Drs. Eko Nugroho Budi Prasetyo, M.M
  • Dra. Ambar Pramudyanie, M.Si
  • Kombes. Pol. Dra. Sri Handayani, MH
  • AKBP Drs.Edi Suroso, M.H
  • Kol. Drs. Suyanto
  • Abdul Rahman, Ph.D

Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences[edit]

  • Arief Fajar Nurmansyamsu, S.Si, (Owner disolo.BIZ konsultan& Jasa pembuatan website)
  • Dr. Eng. Antoni Wibowo, M.Sc, (Senior lecturer, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Malaysia)
  • Dr. Wahyu Sudarmono, (Universite de Limoges, France)
  • Dwi Widianto, S.Si., M.Si., PT. CIMB Niaga, Tbk (Consumer Banking-Decision Management Head_
  • Sessario Bayu Mangkara, S.Si, (Direktur Java Green Indonesia Project Manager Solo Kota Hijau)
  • Arief Nurhakim, S.Si., M.Si, (Head of Actuarial & Product Development, a full-time-permanent based at PT. Asuransi Jiwa Mega Indonesia)

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Ir. Budi Harto M.M (President Director of PT Adhi Karya Persero)
  • Prof. Ir. Wimpie Agoeng Noegroho Aspar, MSCE, Ph.D (Field Deputy of Natural Resources Technology Development of BPPT)
  • Dr. Ir. H. Masrianto, MT (Director of Infrastructure Investment of Ministry of Public Works)

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

  • Ir. Tardi, MM, (Senior Vice President of Micro Business Development Mandiri Bank Tbk)
  • Ir. Triyana, MBA, (Pemimpin Wilayah BRI YogyakartaKomisaris PT. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubisi – BRI Finance (PT.BTMU))
  • Ir. Winarhadi, MM, (Kepala Biro Organisasi dan Kepegawaian Kementerian Pertanian)
  • Ir. Dwi Antono, (Direktur Utama PT Pertani (Persero) Direktur Utama PT Mantera Jaya NusantaraKetua Umum Yayasan Mantera Nusantara)
  • Ir. Dwi Santoso, (Pensiunan Direktur Pemasaran & Perencanaan Pengembangan PTPN IX (Persero))
  • Ir. Budi Purwanto, MBA (Direktur Keuangan Perusahaan Umum (Perum) BULOG)
  • Ir. Budi Utarto, (Direktur Operasional Area Wilayah Kalimantan Timur PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk Group)
  • Ir. Ashari Gunarno, (PT. CITRA MITRA NUSANTARA (CMN ONE) Chief Commercial Officer, Owner)
  • Ir. Mardiyono Supriyadi, MM, (Pemilik PT. Sarana Tani Indonesia MakmurPemilik PT. Maranti Makmur Agro MandiriPemilik PT. Mitra Kreasidharma (MKD Group))
  • Ir. Setyo Wardoyo, (Vice President Agronomi PT. Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk (PT. SMART Tbk))
  • Triyono, S.Pt., (Pemilik CV. Triagri Aurum Multifarm (TAMA))
  • Dr. Ir. Puji Winarni, M.A, (Deputy Chairman of General Affairs, Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN))

Image gallery[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Daftar 100 Peringkat Perguruan Tinggi Non-Politeknik di Indonesia tahun 2017". Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi. Retrieved 15 April 2018.