Hasanuddin University

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Hasanuddin University Universitas
Universitas Hasanuddin
Type Public, autonomous
Established 11 June 1956
Rector Prof Dr Dwia Ariestina Palubulu M.Pa
Location Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Affiliations ASAIHL, AUAP[1]
Website www.unhas.ac.id

Hasanuddin University (Indonesian: Universitas Hasanuddin, Unhas) is one of the largest autonomous universities in Indonesia, based in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. The university was established in 1956, and named after Sultan Hasanuddin, a King of Gowa Kingdom.


Unhas started its history as the faculty of economics of University of Indonesia, which during the early years of its establishment had faculties scattered across the archipelago. These faculties later developed into full-fledged universities of their own, such as Bandung Institute of Technology (faculty of engineering), Bogor Agricultural Institute (faculty of agriculture), and Airlangga University (faculty of medicine and dentistry). Hasanuddin University was officially launched by the first vice President of Indonesia, Mohammad Hatta.

Over sixty years it developed a range of faculties and degree programs. In 2016, it rose in the list of the top 12 universities in Indonesia, to 8th place. The Minister for Research, Technology and Higher Education compiles this list based on teaching, research, facilities, student achievements and accreditation standards. In 2017, Unhas became one of several Autonomous Universities, freed from the need to seek Ministry approval for basic operations and budgetary matters.[2] It remains a public university.

Undergraduate program[edit]

The university has 14 faculties for the undergraduate program:

  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Literature
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry
  • Faculty of Marine Science and Fishery
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Agriculture (Journal: Journal of Asian Rural Studies[3])
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

Post-graduate Program[edit]


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Coordinates: 5°07′58″S 119°29′13″E / 5.13278°S 119.48694°E / -5.13278; 119.48694