University of Brawijaya

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University of Brawijaya
Universitas Brawijaya
University of Brawijaya logo.png
Type State university
Established 5 January 1963
Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Bisri, MS
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 30,278
Undergraduates 27,966
Postgraduates 2,312
Other students
1,978 (one-year (D-I) program)
Location Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Campus Urban 1,813,664 m²
Colors Dark Blue     
Nickname UB
Affiliations ASAIHL,[1] AUAP[2]
Mascot Join UB, Be The Best

University of Brawijaya (UB) [3] (Indonesian: Universitas Brawijaya), established in 1963 and located in Malang, is a state university in Indonesia. UB is a leading university in Indonesia with more than 30,000 students in degrees ranging from the diploma programs (one- and two-year), Bachelor’s degree program, Master’s degree program, Doctoral degree program, and Medical Specialist program in 16 faculties.

UB campus is in the city of Malang, East Java, in a strategic location easily reached by public transportation. The campus has a pleasant climate with many trees and the cool air of Malang at 475 meters elevation.


The name Universitas Brawijaya was granted by the president of the Republic of Indonesia through a wire sent on July 11, 1961. This name is derived from the title of kings of Majapahit, a great kingdom in Indonesia from the 12th to 15th centuries. University of Brawijaya transformed into a state university on January 5, 1963, following a presidential decree issued earlier in the same year. This date was later promulgated as UB's anniversary (specially called Dies Natalies among Indonesian academic society members). Before its transformation into a state university in 1967, UB had started its operation in 1957 in Malang, as a branch of University of Sawerigading Makassar. In those days, this Malang branch had two faculties: Law and Economics. Then, on July 1, 1960, its name was changed into the Municipal University of Malang. Under the new name, two more faculties were established a few months later: Trade Administration and Agriculture.

At the time of its transformation into a state university, UB had five faculties: Law, Economics, State Governance and Trade Management (an extension of the Faculty of Trade Administration now called the Faculty of Administrative Science), Agriculture, and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry. In 1973, the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry was then divided into the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and the Faculty of Veterinary, which were under Airlangga University. The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1963 based on a decree form the Ministry of Universities and Education Science in the same year.

In 1982, due to a change in UB's organizational structure, the Faculty of Fishery became a separate faculty (since 1977, it had been under the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fishery, which was later called the Faculty of Animal Husbandry). Before this date, the Faculty of Fishery had operated since 1963, in Probolinggo, a town about three hours to the northeast from Malang, as a department under UB's Faculty of Veterinary and Agriculture of University of Brawijaya. The Faculty of Medicine has officially been under University of Brawijaya since 1974. Since its establishment, it had been under the Foundation of Higher Education of East Java. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was inaugurated following a decree from the Ministry of Education and Culture dated October 21, 1993. University of Brawijaya added one more faculty: the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, which was upgraded from the Department of Agricultural Technology, which had been under the Faculty of Agriculture.

The hymn of UB was composed by a student of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry called Yanardhana in 1963, while the Mars of UB was composed by Lilik Sugiarto in 1996. Both songs are still frequently sung.


  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural Technology
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary
  • Faculty of Vocational

Student activities[edit]

These are executing units for extracurricular activities university-wide. These activity units are divided based on their characters/fields:

Students' Representative Council[edit]

  • EM
  • DPM

Faith and reason interest[edit]

  • FORMASI (Student Forum for English Conversation)
  • FORDIMAPELAR (Student Forum for Reason Development)
  • UAPKM (Activity Unit of Campus Press)
  • IAAS (International Association of Agriculture Students)
  • LPM Manifest Law Faculty (Law Press students Association)

Sports interest[edit]

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Football
  • Karate
  • Kempo
  • Kendo
  • Pencak Silat
  • Shooting Sport
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball, etc.

Art interest[edit]

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance and Traditional Music of Karawitan
  • Marching Band
  • Theater

Special interest[edit]

Student welfare interest[edit]

  • KOPMA (Student Cooperative)
  • UAKB (Activity Unit for Buddhism Spirituality)
  • UAKI (Activity Unit for Islamic Spirituality)
  • UAKK (Activity Unit for Christian Spirituality)
  • UAKKat (Activity Unit for Catholic Spirituality)
  • UNIKAHIDHA (Activity Unit for Hindu Spirituality)

Facilities and campus service[edit]


  • Widyaloka Building is usually used for regional, national, or international seminars; important meetings such as official ones; discussion; studium general.
  • Samantha Krida is the biggest building in UB. In this building, many activities have taken place, graduation (diploma, bachelor, master and doctor) and contests, such as choir or English skill contests.
  • Student Center Building is for student activities or scientific seminars, student admission, contest/competition, student congress, book fair, and other activities.
  • Graha Medika Building is the newest in UB, located in the Faculty of Medicine. In this building special events, such as meetings and wedding receptions, take place regularly.
  • PPI Building is a multifunction building where events such as international, national and regional seminars, workshops, etc., take place.
  • Alumni Building for the activities of UB alumni association. This building functions as a meeting hall such as working meeting, congress, and so on.

Sport and arts facilities[edit]

Sports facilities:

  • Universitas Brawijaya Sports Center (UBSC), beside MX Mall Malang
  • Volleyball Court, behind the old central building
  • Badminton Court, Samantha Krida building
  • Tennis Court, behind Samantha Krida
  • Gelanggang Olah Raga (GOR) Pertamina, multi-purpose sport hall for Basketball and Futsal , behind Samantha Krida Building

Arts facilities:

  • UB Homeband (activity unit for band lovers). Facilities for playing music organized by the activity unit of band lovers in UB.
  • Traditional Javanese Music and Dance

Rest facilities:

  • UB Hotel

Former facilities:

  • Brawijaya Stadium, demolished; now the space is used for the new building for Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) building


A medical student was awarded the second prize in the Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI) experiment competition. Using lab rats, he found salmonella bacteria can get rid of fatty residue in subject's arteries which may be used as a future remedy for people suffering from heart disease.[9]

International cooperation[edit]

  • Kassel University, German
  • Miyazaki University, Japan
  • International Institute of Multicultural Studies Annaka
  • Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Burapha University
  • Kyungpook National University
  • Chiayi University
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • Universitat Leipzig, German
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • University of Canberra, Australia
  • University of Leipzig, Germany


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°57′21″S 112°36′57″E / 7.95583°S 112.61583°E / -7.95583; 112.61583