Maranatha Christian University

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Maranatha Christian University
Universitas Kristen Maranatha
Motto Integrity, Care, and Excellence
Type Private
Established September 11, 1965
Rector Prof. Ir. Armein Z R Langi., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Address Jl. Prof.drg. Suria Sumantri, MPH No. 65 Bandung 40164, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Maranatha Christian University (Universitas Kristen Maranatha) is a private university in Bandung, the largest metropolitan city and the capital city of West Java, Indonesia.

Since its establishment, Maranatha Christian University has been striving to produce proficient scholars, conducive atmosphere, and Christian values, as well as making significant progress in science, technology, and art as an attempt to uphold the Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi (the three pillars of higher education: education, research, and community service).

Maranatha Christian University has producrf more than 30,000 alumni that contribute in development sectors in Indonesia and abroad. This contribution is continuously supported by cooperation programs with other educational, governmental, and social institutions, as well as industrial organizations and cooperating partners from inside and outside the country.


The long history of Maranatha Christian University began on September 11, 1965 with the establishment of Yayasan Perguruan Tinggi Kristen Maranatha by Badan Pendidikan Kristen Komisi Pembantu Setempat (the Local Branch of Christian Education Commissioning Board) of Gereja Kristen Indonesia (Indonesian Christian Church) and Badan Perguruan Tinggi dan Pendidikan Kristen (the Board for High Education and Christian Education) of Gereja Kristen Pasundan (Pasundan Christian Church) on the instigation of the Bandung branch of Perkumpulan Inteligensia Kristen Indonesia (the Association of Indonesian Christian Intelligence). Maranatha Christian University then officially began its operation with the establishment of Faculty of Medicine.

The first campus building on Jalan Cihampelas was built in 1970, followed by a second one on Jalan Suria Sumantri in 1983. Since then, Maranatha Christian University has continued developing its facilities and infrastructure in the second campus, the area of which reaches 130,000 square meters. The university has plans to expand its campus to other strategic locations.

Core values[edit]

Maranatha Christian University is characterized by three core values: integrity, care, and excellence. These values underlie all aspects of its campus life.


Value in the context of being oneself (value of being). Integrity is a quality that encourages one to be honest, to be trustworthy, and to conduct an appropriate life. This quality causes one to act in accordance with one’s words.


Value in the context of relationship (value of relating). Care involves a seriousness of heart and actions resulted from love towards others. This quality causes one to maintain a good relationship as well as preventing damage to the relationship.


Value in the context of work (value of working). Excellence is a quality that encourages one to strive for the best through diligence, authentic attitude, and dynamic standard.


Maranatha Christian University currently consists of 9 faculties with 3 diploma programs, 18 undergraduate programs, 2 professional programs, and 4 graduate programs. It comprises more than 10,000 Indonesian students, as well as students from other countries.

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The students are awarded the degree of Medical Bachelor. Students attend lectures and do practical work in the pre-medical, pre-clinical, para-clinical and the clinical fields. To be recognized as a general practitioner, students must train in the teaching hospital.

The medical bachelor's degree curriculum takes four years (156 credits over eight semesters), while the profession degree requires another two years (49 credits over four semesters). Because of the organization of curriculum standards (called KIPDI) the 2006 admission of medical students had to carry out the competence based curriculum, which takes three years, while the professional degree requires another two years.

Immanuel Hospital is the prime teaching hospital. Immanuel has a polyclinic in each of the departments, plus a diagnostic center equipped with medical instruments used in ultrasonography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, fuoroscopy, CT-scanning, lapparoscopic surgery and others.

There are other facilities that are used as satellite hospitals such as Santo Yusuf Hospital, Doctor Salamun Hospital, Doctor Rotinsulu Lungs Hospital, Cisarua Mental Hospital, and also Cigugur Region State Hospital.

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor Program in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor Program in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor Program in Computer System
  • Bachelor Program in Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Psychology[edit]

To earn the degree of Bachelor of Psychology, a student must complete 148 credits, which include writing a thesis. Subjects in the curriculum include psychology, psychodiagnostics, philosophy, psychotherapy, and research methodology.

If students wish to continue and become practicing-psychologists, they take Master of Psychology. In this post-bachelor programme, students are trained to work in settings such as general hospitals, mental hospitals, companies and educational institutions. Satisfactory completion of the post-bachelor programme will bestow students with a qualification as practicing psychologists.

Supporting facilities are:

  • Centralised library
  • Laboratories for General Psychology, Development Psychology, Laboratory for Casuistic, Laboratory for Clinical Psychology, Computer, Psychological Counselling Bureau, Bureau for Psychological and Counselling Services.

The Faculty of Psychology has formed a partnership with public services such as the Pengembangan Potensi Anak (Children Potential Development) and other government and private firms.

Faculty of Letters[edit]

  • 3-Year Diploma in English
  • 3-Year Diploma in Chinese
  • Bachelor Program in English
  • Bachelor Program in Chinese
  • Bachelor Program in Japanese

Faculty of Economics[edit]

  • Bachelor Program in Accounting
  • Bachelor Program in Management

Faculty of Arts and Design[edit]

  • 3-Year Diploma in Arts and Design
  • Bachelor Program in Fine Arts
  • Bachelor Program in Interior Design
  • Bachelor Program in Visual Communication Design

Faculty of Information Technology[edit]

  • Information Technology (non-degree)[1]
  • Information Technology (BS)[2]
  • Information Systems (BS)[3]

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Bachelor Program in Law

Faculty of Dentistry[edit]

  • Bachelor Program in Dentistry

Graduate programs[edit]

  • Graduate Program in Psychology
  • Graduate Program in Scientific Psychology
  • Graduate Program in Management
  • Graduate Program in Accounting

Profession programs[edit]

  • Doctor Profession Education Program
  • Dentist Profession Education Program

Student activities[edit]

Campus life in Maranatha Christian University is filled with academic and nonacademic activities that aim at developing students’ characters as a whole. The extracurricular, nonacademic activities are facilitated in internal organizations, especially in student associations and activity units. There have been many nonacademic achievements attained through these units, complementing the students’ academic achievements.

There are many student activity units: Kungfu, Kendo, Aikido, Taekwondo, Sport Activities Unit (basketball, futsal, volleyball, tennis, and badminton), Maranatha Diving Club (MDC), Art Activities Unit (band, simplified and traditional dance), Voice of Maranatha (VOM), Maranatha Christian University Choir (MCUC), Teater Topeng (theatre club), Maranatha Photography Club (MAPHAC), Mahasiswa Pencinta Kelestarian Alam (MAPEKA), Student Regiment (MENWA), National Narcotics Agency, and AIESE.


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