Sebelas Maret University

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Sebelas Maret University
Universitas Sebelas Maret
Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret Surakarta 25.jpg
Motto Mangesthi Luhur Ambangun Nagara
Established March 11, 1976
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Ravik Karsidi, M.S
Academic staff
Students 33,888
Undergraduates 29,296
Postgraduates 4,592
Location Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Campus Suburban
148.2 acres (0.600 km2)
Colors Turquoise
Affiliations ASAIHL, SEAMEO

Sebelas Maret University (Indonesian: Universitas Sebelas Maret) is an Indonesian public university in the suburban area of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. It is colloquially known as UNS or UNS Solo.


Sebelas Maret University was established on March 11, 1976. It was originally named Universitas Negeri Surakarta (State University of Surakarta), hence was abbreviated UNS. Sebelas Maret University standing is the result of the unification of the five universities in Surakarta of which were:

Symbol and philosophy[edit]

Symbol of UNS

The symbol of UNS is a flower with four petals as the visualization of the nation, the name of the nation and the state.The three petals at top side, right side and the left side are the embodiment of tri dharma colleges. The one petal under consists of five units that symbolize the principles of Pancasila.The four petals form a line in sequence to depict the academic unity of UNS .

The flower's pistil head shape is described as Wiku that derives from Pali, meaning "the learned people", a circular writing that is similar with Javanese script is Sangkala Candra, (In count of Java) "Mangesthi Luhur Ambangun Nagara" symbolizes the Java year 1908 or 1976 AD, the founding year of UNS.

Overall the symbol of UNS visualize ideals to build a nation, Candra Sangkala it as a shining Praba, Praba in the history of religion and puppet used by the holy man who's wise and virtuous. The central of symbol is Wiku brain (the learned man) is described as a flame, suggests light that illuminates the eternity of science, toward human welfare. Navy blue's color is a pledge of allegiance and devotion to nation, state, homeland, and science.


The university has nine faculties providing courses at the diploma, undergraduate, professional, and specialist levels. Some graduate and postgraduate courses are managed by the graduate program.

Campus facilities[edit]

Students mostly come from outside of Surakarta. The Family Medicine master's program received equipment from the Ministry of Health to develop a model of family clinic services, which provide health services, supported the concept of health insurance/Public Health Maintenance Insurance (JPKM). UNS-MC will be used to support teaching and learning activities for the practicum for students Faculty of Medicine and Family Medicine. Participants are students, employees, lecturers, and communities around the campus.

UNS is supported by more than 1,600 lecturers; 4% of them are professors, and 72.9% of them hold either a bachelor's degree or master's degree. It is supported by approximately 900 administrative staff.

Rectorate building

IT facilities at the university are the internet network at the university and in each faculty. UNS provides web hosting for each faculty and department which intends to build a website as a sub-domain of Email is provided free for the academic community UNS. UNS develops Academic Information System (SIAKAD), an educational information technology-based system, so that student registration and Plan Studies Consultation can be performed online.

In the Central Library, UNS is developing UNS Library Automation (UNSLA) to ease the reference and collections search through online media. The library can be searched via the Internet. The library is equipped with a Digital Library, a reference that can be accessed online. UNSLA is the online catalog (only searching the library collection) while the Digital Library serves as a digital reference database (all information from a scientific work can be accessed here).

The Educational Development Institute (LPP UNS) develops educational activities online or E-Learning. Other IT facilities are hot spot and the SAT, to anticipate those who do not have a notebook, UNS has been providing Self Access Terminal (SAT), PC Desktop internet service. Because the number of PCs are still limited, the users are very low charged to avoid the monopoly use of a PC. SAT is also reserved for those who wish to develop skills in ICT.

As a health concern, UNS established the Medical Center serving the UNS academic community and people around the campus as a form of community service. It consists of four divisions: Public Health, Dental, ENT, and Eye. The Medical Center is supported by doctor and medical personnel, lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to the health service center, UNS Medical Center serves as a supporting facility for teaching and learning activities for students of Faculty of Medicine.

Student facilities[edit]

Student facilities include sports and arts facilities, dormitory, and the Secretariat of SMEs. In sports and arts facilities, UNS has a national standard football stadium with stands, players changing rooms, as well as athletic tracks that are for athletes and for sports learning. The closed sports arena can be used for indoor sports, such as volleyball, badminton, basketball and futsal.

UNS has a Student Center UNS which can be used for academic activities like seminars, workshops, or meetings with a large-scale participant as well as sports activities such as Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jit Su, Karate, Pencak Silat, etc. UNS has tennis courts in Kentingan and in the Department of Sports Education and Health at Manahan. Sport facilities are scattered in every faculty such as basketball court, volleyball, and badminton.

For the convention hall, UNS has an auditorium with amenities for academic and entertainment activities such as art performances or music concerts. Traditional Karawitan equipment, equipment for modern music, and marching bands are student facilities. UNS builds secretariats for Student Activity Unit at the university and faculty level. UNS has a student dormitory with full residential facilities. Students may live in the dormitory at low cost.

Bus Campus is another facility that can be used in student activities, within and outside the campus with permits that have been set by the institution.

Nurul Huda Mosque is the largest mosquein campus. UNS has other mosques in Kentingan, Manahan, Kleco, and Pabelan. Nurul Huda Mosque is located in the campus center, Kentingan. It was established in 1982. Besides functioning as a means of worship, Nurul Huda Mosque serves as a means to instill the values of Islam to the campus community, especially Muslim students. For other religions, UNS has a church for Christians, Pura for Hindus, and monastery for Buddhists.

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