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Bogor Agricultural University
Institut Pertanian Bogor
Bogor Agricultural University's Symbol
Motto Mencari dan Memberi Yang Terbaik
Motto in English
Searching and Serving The Best
Established September 1, 1963
Type State university
Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, M.Sc
Location Bogor, Indonesia
Campus Both urban and rural total 6,651,635 m²
Affiliations ASAIHL[1]

Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB or Bogor Agricultural University) is a state-run agricultural university based in the city of Bogor, Indonesia.

The institute began as an agricultural school formed by the Dutch colonial regime in the early 20th century. After independence it was part of the University of Indonesia before becoming an independent institute on September 1, 1963.[2][3] Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, M.Sc currently serves as the university's director.[4]


The Middelbare Landbouwschool Buitenzorg in the 1920s
The Nederlandsch Indiche Veeartsenschool in the 1920s

The first school in Bogor was established in 1876 under Rudolph Scheffer, under the name landbouwschool te Buitenzorg (agriculture school).[5] Various new schools for different fields were opened in the following years for Native Indonesians. The institute started in the early 20th century as a veterinary medicine and agricultural school.[2] Prior to World War II, the institutions were known as Middelbare Landbouwschool (secondary agricultural school), Middelbare Bosbouwschool (secondary forestry school) dan Nederlandsch Indiche Veeartsenschool (veterinary school).[2]

In 1940, the Dutch government founded an Institution of Agricultural Higher Education in Bogor with the name Landbouw Hogeschool, which later on 31 October 1941 was called Landbouwkundige Faculteit (Agronomy Faculty). However the school was closed down during the Japanese occupation (1942-1945). The Nederlandsch Indische Veeartsenschool remained to operate, but its name was changed to Bogōru jūigakkō (ボゴール獣医学校) (Bogor Veterinary School).[2]

Sometime after the declaration of independence in 1946, the Ministry of Social Welfare of the new Republic of Indonesia upgraded the Veterinary School in Bogor to the College of Veterinary Medicine (PTKH).[2]

The Netherlands returned to Indonesia and retook control of the institution in 1947, thus Landbouwkundige Faculteit was reopened under the name Faculteit Voor Landbouw-Wetenschappen, which had majors in Agriculture and Forestry. Meanwhile, in 1948 the PTKH or College of Veterinary Medicine was changed to Faculteit voor Diergeneeskunde under Universiteit van Indonesië (later: University of Indonesia).[2]

After Indonesia gained its independence in 1950, Landbouw-wetenschappen became the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Indonesia, with three departments, namely, Socio-Economics, Physical Sciences and Forestry. Later in 1957 the Department of Land Fishery was formed. Meanwhile, Faculteit voor Dieergeneeskunde became the Faculty of Veterinary Medicines and Animal Husbandry.[2]

IPB was founded on September 1, 1963 by the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education No. 92/1963 and was approved by President Sukarno's decree No. 279/1965.[3] At the time, the two faculty of University of Indonesia which is located at Bogor was separated into an independent institution. The new university (IPB) have 5 faculties, namely Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Animal Science and Faculty of Forestry. Later in 1964 the Faculty of Technology and Mechanization of Agriculture was added.[3]

Recent Event[edit]

At December 26, 2000 the Indonesia government changed IPB's autonomy status to a state-owned university.

In 2005, IPB applied the minor and major system instead of the national curriculum system.[6][7] This allow IPB students to take more than one department field.[6]

University symbol and flags[edit]

Logo and philosophy[edit]

Bogor Agricultural University symbol

The logo consist of "Istitut Pertanian Bogor" text, a tree with three branches and five leaves, and an opened book which are all lined by a white circle on a blue background. The logo reflects IPB as an academic institution, source of knowledge and technology, with the "Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi" obligation.

The basic blue color symbolizes IPB as a science and technology university, the opened book symbolizes IPB as a source of knowledge, the circle symbolizes that science has no limits and always growing, the three branches growing from an opened book symbolize Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi (College's Three commitments: Education, Research, and Community Service), and the five leaves represent the first five faculties of IPB and also symbolize Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi which is based on Pancasila.[8]


Institut Pertanian Bogor and its faculties flag

Institut Pertanian Bogor main flag is yellow-colored with IPB emblem in the middle of the flag. Each faculty has its own logo and flag based on IPB logo and flag.[8]

  • Faculty of Agriculture: green.[8]
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: violet.[8]
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science: light blue.[8]
  • Faculty of Animal Science: brown.[8]
  • Faculty of Forestry: grey.[8]
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology: red.[8]
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science: white.[8]
  • Faculty of Economics and Management: orange.[8]
  • Faculty of Human Ecology: tosca green.[8]
  • Diploma Program: black.[8]

All faculties had a white colored IPB emblem in the middle, except the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science had a blue colored IPB emblem in the middle.[8]

Campus locations[edit]

  • IPB Baranang Siang Campus[9]
  • IPB Dramaga Campus[9]
  • IPB Gunung Gede Campus[9]
  • IPB Cilibende
  • IPB Taman Kencana

Faculties and departments[edit]

Institut Pertanian Bogor has agricultural, livestock, veterinary, and life science studies.

IPB consist of nine faculties providing an undergraduate program.[10] Graduate and postgraduate programs are managed by a separate graduate school. In 1972, IPB implemented a four-year undergraduate curriculum and, in 1975, opened the first graduate school in Indonesia.

IPB undergraduate new students are required to pass Common First Year Program (Tingkat Persiapan Bersama (TPB)) before entering any faculties or departement although they already enrolled as a student of specific faculties and departement.[11] They are also required to live in dormitories during the first year.

Institut Pertanian Bogor also has a Diploma program which is separated from the faculties and managed under the Directorate of Diploma Program. Unlike the undergraduate students, a common first year program is unavailable for diploma program students.

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

  • Agronomy and Holticulture [1]
  • Landscape Architecture [2]
  • Soil Science and Land Resources [3]
  • Plant Protection [4]

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine[edit]

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science[edit]

Faculty of Animal Sciences[edit]

  • Nutrition Science and Feed Technology [8]
  • Animal Production and Technology [9]

Faculty of Forestry[edit]

The Faculty of Forestry [10] in 1963 consisted of two departments: Forest Management and Exploitation; and Forest Products Processing. Which later became the Department of Forest Products in 1969 and then the Department of Forest Products Technology in 1983, when Department of Forest Resources Conservation was formed. In 2005, Faculty of Forestry developed into its present four departments:

It offers bachelor's and master's degrees and doctorates in forest management science, fiber and composite technology, forest product quality improvement and engineering, tropical biodiversity, ecotourism and environmental services management, and tropical silviculture.

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology[edit]

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences[edit]

  • Geophysics and Meteorology [16]
  • Department of Statistics [17]
  • Biology [18]

The Department of Biology consist of Undergraduate Program in Biology (S1); Master Program (S2) and Doctoral Program (S3) in Microbiology, Animal Biosciences, and Plant Biology. All study programs has been accredited A by Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT). Education, Research, and Community Service activities in the Department supported by well planned program and good quality of faculty members. Student activities fully supported by the Department.

Faculty of Economics and Management[edit]

  • Economics [24]
  • Management [25]
  • Agribusiness [26]
  • Environment and Resources Economics [27]

Faculty of Human Ecology[edit]


The Faculty of Human Ecology (FEMA) is the youngest faculty in IPB; it was established on August 2, 2005 by the Rector’s decree no. 112/K13/OT/2005. This establishment was IPB’s answer to changes that were taking place toward the era of higher education autonomy (IPB BHMN) which granted the university the power to form new study programs, departments, and faculties.

The roots of FEMA IPB were actually the former Department of Community Nutrition and Family Resource (GMSK) of Faculty of Agriculture; Study Program of Agriculture Extension and Communication of Socioeconomy Department, Faculty of Agriculture; and socioeconomic study programs of all the other faculties in IPB.

The Department of Community Nutrition and Family Resource (GMSK) of Faculty of Agriculture was developed into Department of Community Nutrition (GIZ) and Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (IKK). While the Department of Agricultural Socioeconomy (SOSEK) of Faculty of Agriculture was transformed into Department of Communication and Community Development (KPM), Department of Agribusiness, and Department of Environmental Resource Economy (ESL). Furthermore; through the clustering process; the Department of Community Nutrition (GIZ), the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (IKK), and the Department of Communication and Community Development (KPM) merged up to become the Faculty of Human Ecology (FEMA).

FEMA IPB is the first and only faculty of its kind in Indonesia and it is one of the three faculties of human ecology throughout South East Asia. The other two is in the College of Human Ecology University of Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) and the Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).


  • Community Nutrition [28]
  • Family and Consumer Science [29]
  • Communication and Community Development Science [30]

Community Nutrition[edit]


To develop human nutrition science and its application in individual, family and community that involves agriculture, food, nutrition, and health.


  • Basic Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Food and Environmental Health Management
  • Food and Nutrition Policy
  • Faculty of Human Ecology [31]
  • Community Nutrition [32]
  • Family and Consumer Science [33]
  • Communication and Community Development Science [34]

Seed Center[edit]

The university plans develop a Seed Center at Leuwikopo, Dramaga, Bogor due to Indonesia has to import seeds so far and facing a problem of seed supply. The center will develop agricultural seeds, plantation seeds, animal husbandry and fishery.[13]

Green Campus[edit]

Starting on September 1, 2015 no ordinary fuel-vehicles are allowed to enter Green Campus Area. The authority provides 1,500 rental bikes, 44 electric cars and 20 gas-fueled buses. Use of electric cars and buses should have their fare paid electronically.[14]

Student organizations[edit]

  • The Student Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Mahasiswa / MPM): student consultative body only available at university level.
  • The Student Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Mahasiswa / DPM): student legislative body at university level and faculty level.
  • The Student Executive Board (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa / BEM): student executive body at university and faculty level.
  • The Student Activities Unit (Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa / UKM): several organizations purposed to aid developing students' hobby, talent, or interest.
    • Spirituality: Islamic Students Spiritual Agency (BKIM, Badan Kerohanian Islam Mahasiswa), Fellowship of Christian Students (PMK), Indonesia Catholic Student Union (KEMAKI), Buddhist Student Union (KMBA), and Hindu Dharma Student Union.
    • Sports: Soccer, Futsal, Basket Ball, Badminton, Volley Ball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Chess, and Archery.
    • Martial Arts: Pencak Silat, Aikido, Karate BKC , Tae Kwon Do, Sin Lam Ba, and Thifan Po Khan.
    • Arts: Agria Swara Student Choir, Sundanese Art Environment "Gentra Kaheman", and Musical Art "Music Agriculture X-pression".
    • Specialized activities: Student Regiment, Scout, Nature Lovers "Lawalata", PMI Voluntary Corps, and Center of Entrepreneurship Development for Youth (Century).
    • Academics: International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences-Local Committee IPB (IAAS-LC IPB), Fauna Conservation Union (UKF), Scientific Studies Forum (FORCES-IPB).
    • Journalistic: Gema Almamater, and Campus Newspapper.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, sixth president of Indonesia
  • Anton Apriantono, Minister of Agriculture (2004–2009)
  • Taufik Ismail, writer and poet
  • Andi Hakim Nasoetion, scholar
  • Sajogjo, founder of Indonesian poverty line
  • Bungaran Saragih, Minister of Agriculture (2001–2004)
  • Rokhmin Dahuri, Minister of Marine and Fishery (2001–2004)
  • Nur Mahmudi Ismail, Minister of Forestry and Plantation (1999–2001), Mayor of Depok (2005–2010)
  • Andung A. Nitimihardja, Minister of Industry (2004–2005), Commissioner of PLN
  • Mustafa Abubakar, State Minister for State Enterprises (2009–present)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Sjarifuddin Baharsyah, Minister of Agriculture (1993–1998)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Yustika Baharsyah, Minister of Agriculture (March 1998-December 1998) and Minister of Social
  • Bungaran Saragih,Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia (2001-2004).
  • Ir. Suswono MM, Minister of Agriculture (2009–present)
  • Dr. Ir. Hasjrul Harahap, Minister of Forestry and Plantation (1988–1993)
  • Prof. Roy Sembel, PhD, Dean of Business School and Director of Graduate Program, UPH (2008–2010), Senior Associate Consultant McKinsey & Co, Jakarta (1998-2001), Director of Jakarta Futures Exchange (2010-now)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Didik J Rachbini, Professor at the University of Indonesia and Member of Parliament (2004–2009)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning Official Website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g History of IPB Embryonal Step (1941-1963)
  3. ^ a b c History of IPB Growth phase.
  4. ^ History of IPB - Rectors retrieved September 1, 2013
  5. ^ "Scheffer, Rudolph Herman Christiaan Carel". National Herbarium of the Netherlands. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b IPB Undergraduate system.
  7. ^ IPB Undergraduate system evaluation.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Symbol and Flag" (Press release). IPB. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Lokasi Kampus IPB" (Press release) (in Indonesian). IPB. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Faculties and Departements" (Press release). IPB. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Visi dan Misi". Tingkat Persiapan Bersama IPB. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Departement of Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering history retrieved on 30 August 2013
  13. ^ "IPB prepare to launch Seed Center". ANTARA News. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  14. ^ M. Sidik Permana (September 1, 2015). "IPB Bans Oil-fueled Vehicles".