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|Established||September 11, 1957|
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Ir. Ganjar Kurnia, DEA|
|Location||Bandung, West Java, Indonesia|
Dipatiukur Campus, BandungJatinangor Campus, Sumedang
Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is an institution of higher learning located in Bandung, which is the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. UNPAD was established on 11th of September 1957, and officially opened by the President of Republic Indonesia Soekarno on the 24th of September 1957.
When established, the university had four departments: Law, Economics, Medicine, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Now it has developed into 16 faculties and several postgraduate programmes, 44 undergraduate programmes (Strata 1/S1), two specialist programmes, nine doctorate programmes (Strata 3/S3), 19 Master's degree programmes (Strata 2/S2), five profession programmes, one four-year diploma program (D4), and 32 three-year diploma programs (D3).
Initially established in Bandung, almost all undergraduate departments have been relocated to Jatinangor, a town near Sumedang, except for the departments of Law and Economics. Postgraduate departments still have their teaching facilities in Bandung.
For a time, Semaun was on the economics faculty.
Faculty of Medicine facilities
The faculty has five main buildings at the Jatinangor campus:
- A1: Administration.
- A2: Tutorial rooms, staff rooms, laboratories for physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry.
- A3: Interactive tutorial rooms (capacity of 300 persons), digital information system library and one computer laboratory.
- A4: Staff rooms and laboratories of anatomy, parasitology, microbiology, biology cell and 30 computerized tutorial rooms connected with intra internet, library and supporting facilities for discussion.
- A5: For general lectures, 30 clinical skill laboratories, 30 tutorial rooms, one computer laboratory for computer access and application of computerized statistics which is free to access by students and staffs
Each tutorial room has multimedia facilities (computer and LCD). The faculty has tutorial rooms at A3 and A5.
The faculty has the main library at Jatinangor campus and libraries at each department of the faculty as well as the library at Hasan Sadikin Hospital.
The main library in A3 has 31000 holdings (textbooks, national and international journals, newsletter, magazine, dissertation/thesis/final papers). Besides those, the library has electronics journals which provides 300 titles.
The library has air-conditioned rooms, reading rooms (100 users capacity), computer facilities connected to the internet to access electronic journal (e-library).
The faculty has four libraries:
- Clinical skill laboratory
- Biomedical laboratory
- Computer laboratory
- Learning evaluation laboratory
The faculty has student dormitories. The first dormitory was built in 2006 (three floors and 50 bedrooms).
Previously the dormitories were accommodation facilities for all international students during their first year of study.
Notable people and alumni
- Megawati Soekarnoputri, former President of Indonesia (2001–2004)
- Umar Wirahadikusumah, Vice President of Indonesia (1983–1988)
- Mochtar Kusumaatmadja, Minister for Justice (1973–1978), Minister for Foreign Affairs (1978–1988)
- Agum Gumelar, Minister for Transportation (1999–2001, 2001–2004), Coordinating Minister for Politics, Social Affairs and Security (2001)
- Bustanil Arifin, Minister for Cooperatives and head of Bulog (1983–1993)
- MS Hidayat, Minister for Industry (2009–Present)
- Jusuf Anwar, Minister of Finance (2004–2005)
- Armida Alisjahbana, Minister for National Development Planning (2009–present)
- Paskah Suzetta, Minister for National Development Planning (2004–2009)
- Muladi, governor of Lemhanas (2005 - now), Minister for Justice (1998), State Secretary (1999)
- Burhanudin Abdullah, Bank of Indonesia Governor (2003–2008)
- Maulana Ibrahim, Bank of Indonesia Deputy Governor (2002–2007)
- Soemarno Sosroatmodjo, Governor of Jakarta (1960–1964) (1965–1966)
- Jusuf Wibisono, Minister for Finance (1951–1952 )
- Dedy Djamaluddin Malik, PAN Politician, member of People's Representative Council
- Chairuman Harahap, Golkar politician, head of 3rd commission of People's Representative Council
- Ferry Mursyidan Baldan, Golkar politician, member of People's Representative Council (2004–2009)
- Bagir Manan, Chief of Supreme Court/Chief Justice of the Republic of Indonesia (2001–2009)
- Sri Soemantri, Head of Constitution Commission (2003-now)
- Ruhut Sitompul, Indonesian lawyer, Democratic Party's politician, member of People's Representative Council (2009-now)
- Hotman Paris, Indonesian lawyer
- Otto Cornelis Kaligis, Indonesian lawyer
- Juniver Girsang, Indonesian lawyer
- Elza Syarief, Indonesian lawyer
- Frans Hendra Winarta, Indonesian lawyer
- Achmad Roestandi, Judge of Constitutional Court (2005–2008)
- Robby Djohan, former Bank Niaga CEO (now CIMB Niaga), former Garuda Indonesia CEO, former Bank Mandiri CEO (merger from several state-owned banks)
- Santosa Doellah, founder of Batik Danar Hadi
Arts, music, journalism
- Acil Bimbo, musician
- Jaka Bimbo, musician
- Salman Aditya, musician
- Rieka Roslan, musician, personnel of The Groove
- Gumilar Nurochman, musician, personnel of Project Pop
- Prastiwi Dwiarti, musician, personnel of T2
- Nico Siahaan, presenter
- Muhammad Farhan, presenter
- Salman Aristo, screenwriter
- Widya Saputra, artist
- Annisa Pohan, artist
- Meisya Siregar, artist
- Tina Talisa, presenter
- Fitri Tropica, presenter
- Omesh, presenter
- Arief Suditomo, news anchor
- Dona Agnesia, artist
- Utut Adianto, the 1st Indonesian chess Grandmaster
In September 2011, the university announced its intention to build a shopping centre and a three storey hotel in Jl. Dago with the profits used to finance the university.