Sriwijaya University

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For the Thai university, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya also known as Srivijaya University, see Rajamangala University of Technology.
Sriwijaya University
Universitas Sriwijaya
Universitas Sriwijaya
Motto Ilmu alat pengabdian
Established October 29, 1960
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Hj. Badia Perizade, M.B.A.
Location Inderalaya & Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Campus Urban
Colors Yellow
Nickname UNSRI
Affiliations ASAIHL, Institute of International Education, AUAP[1]

Sriwijaya University (Srivijaya University) is a public university in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. It was founded on 29 October 1960. The current rector, for the years 2011-2015, is Badia Perizade.


Sriwijaya University has nine colleges (faculties):

  1. Economics
  2. Law
  3. Sociology and Political Science
  4. Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Architecture
    • Geological Engineering
  5. Medicine
  6. Agriculture
  7. Education
  8. Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  9. Computer Science
    • Information Systems
    • Computer Systems
    • Informatics Engineering
  10. Public Health


The idea to have a college in South Sumatra has been debated since the early 1950s, which triggered a reception occasion of Independence Day celebrations on August 17, 1952 . Initiated by some community leaders, transformed into an agreement to form a " Committee Fakultet South Sumatra " . Towards the end of August 1952, with a variety of considerations, it was determined that the faculty of economics was to be the first to start construction. From that formed the " Committee for Economic Fakultet South Sumatra " which is managed by a foundation which was established on 1 April 1953 under the name " College Foundation Sjakhjakirti " . Economic Fakultet officially opening under the Higher Education Foundation Sjakhjakirti was conducted on October 31, 1953 in a ceremony attended by Mr . Hadi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Culture Teaching ( KDP ), Drg . M. Isa ( Governor of South Sumatra ), Bambang Utoyo ( TT Commander II Sriwijaya ) and Ali Gathmyr ( Chairman of the Parliament of South Sumatra ) . Extensive efforts were made to complete the college in South Sumatra, followed by the College Foundation to establish Sjakhjakirti Implementation Committee of the Faculty of Law . On November 1, 1957, to coincide with the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Faculty of Economics, diresmikanlah faculty with the name ' School of Law and Society " . Development then continued with the help of Territorial II Sriwijaya Military Authorities that provide financial assistance under on establishing a permanent building Sjakhjakirti Foundation College in Bukit Besar ( now Campus Unsri Bukit Besar) . First stone laying ceremony on October 31, 1957 . The next attempt was penegerian existing colleges such as (further information needed) . With the persistent struggle of South Sumatra public figures when it, among others, Colonel Harun Sohar ( Commander as Chairman Paperda TT II / Sriwijaya ) and HA Bastari ( Governor ), there are still obstacles to the establishment of a state university in Palembang can be overcome . Delegates were sent to Jakarta in December 1959 to meet the Minister of KDP (Mr. Mohammad Yamin ) succeeded in obtaining bail the government's willingness to take over the college Sjakhjakirti into a state university . With Government Regulation no. 42 of 1960 dated October 29, 1960 ( No. 1960 State lambaran . 135 ) finally stood Sriwijaya University is opening took place on 3 November 1960 in the founding charter signing ceremony by President Sukarno in the presence of the Minister of the KDP (Mr. Priyono ) and several Ambassadors friendly countries . As the first President of the University appointed Drg . M. Isa who was appointed by the Presidential Decree . 696 / M of 1960 dated 29 October 1960. To meet the demands of development, then plan the addition Unsri campus, outside the existing Big Hill, by freeing the land area of 712 acres, in Indralaya, Histories Ogan Ilir regency ( Now Ogan Ilir - OI ), in 1982 . Construction of the new campus began in 1983 with financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank ( ADB ), which is physically started in 1989 and ended on December 31, 1993 . South Sumatra Governor H Ramli Hasan Basri give the inaugural lecture marked the beginning of the new academic activities on campus this Indralaya on September 1, 1993. Utilization of campus facilities Indralaya fully implemented by the Rector in January 1995 where it was determined that as of the date of February 1, 1995 all administrative activities and the majority of academic activities held in the campus Indralaya . Inauguration of Campus Unsri new real Indralaya held on March 6, 1997 by President Soeharto.

Symbol Specification Symbol Jasmine is a sacred flower symbolizes purity, elegance, nobility, dignity and loyalty to the ideals . On the emblem depicted five petals ( corolla ) with light yellow color . Five petals symbolize the life philosophy of Pancasila as the nation of Indonesia, while the yellow color symbolizes the color of the University . Chrysanthemum flower as a symbol of the oldest found in the history of Srivijaya . Symbol depicted on petals ( corolla ) of the twisted flower ( flower marginal ), amounting to 31, yellow gold twisted . The number 31 represents the date of birth Unsri on October 31, 1960 and the golden yellow color symbolizes the majesty of Srivijaya . Twisted petals that lead right to the end of the petals pointing to the left meant that the university is running rhythm with turnaround times . Light symbolizes knowledge, which illuminates the universe, shows that only ignorance can be dispensed with SCIENCE . Science depicted with light ( nur ) of 60 light rays with 10 large, means in October 1960. The words " UNIVERSITY SRIWIJAYA " written in white letters on a black base menlingkar in chrysanthemums . Melembangkan black ignorance . With the light, ignorance can be eliminated, which is symbolized by a white letters on words signifying UNIVERSITY SRIWIJAYA Unsri as treasury . Motto " SOCIAL SCIENCE TOOL " written with golden letters over a black base that is located in the bottom of the emblem shawl . This motto symbolizes that man shall serve God, country, nation, society, and family . Devotion is not accompanied by science is not perfect .

Symbol meaning Unsri as belonging to the Indonesian people who live berfalsafah Pancasila always with full power and dynamics improve science to combat the ignorance that is an obstacle to the people of Indonesia to achieve the ideals of a just and prosperous society, and the blessing of God Almighty.


Sriwijaya University has two main campuses, namely in Indralaya ( Ogan Ilir ) and in Bukit Besar ( Palembang ) . Bukit Besar campus Palembang breadth 32.5 acres, used as an educational facility program S0 ( D3 ), S2 and S3, and S1 Class Palembang . Main campus with an area of 712 acres Indralaya located 38 kilometers to the south of the city of Palembang, an Activity Center for Education Bachelor degree ( S1 ) . On campus there are also Indralaya Administration Headquarters ( KPA ), Central Library, Institute of Languages, Institute of Research, Institute of Community Services, Computer Center, Student Activity Center, Community Health Center, Health Clinic, and University Fire Station . Unsri also has the Experimental Farm of 50 hectares in area Gelumbang, Muara Enim ( 62 kilometers south of Palembang ) . Unsri also has a campus of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hospital Complex Mohammad Hoesin ( RSMH ) Palembang, Guidance and Counseling at Campus Road Srijaya KM . 5.5 Palembang, and the Graduate College at Jalan Bukit Padang Selasa Raya Palembang .

Trans Musi Bukit Besar campus that caters to the Main Campus in Indralaya Students train Sriwijaya University .

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