State University of Padang

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Padang State University
Universitas Negeri Padang
Motto Alam Takambang Jadi Guru (Learn from the Nature)
Established September 1, 1954
Type State
Rector Prof. Dr. Phil. H. Yanuar Kiram
Academic staff 950 staffs
Students 30,000 students
Undergraduates 70 undergraduate programs
Doctoral students 1 program
Location Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Campus Urban
Former names IKIP Padang (College for Teachers Training and Education)
Website Official website of UNP

Universitas Negeri Padang is state university in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, which was established on 1 September 1954. Currently, the rector is Prof. Dr. Phil. H. Yanuar Kiram. Previously, the rector was Prof. Dr. Z. Mawardi Effendi, M.Pd.


The university consists of seven faculties:[1]

  1. Faculty of Education
  2. Faculty of Language and Arts
  3. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  4. Faculty of Social Science
  5. Faculty of Engineering
  6. Faculty of Sport Science
  7. Faculty of Economics

This university is included as one the 50 promising universities in Indonesia.[2]


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