Sriwijaya University

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Sriwijaya University
Universitas Sriwijaya
Universitas Sriwijaya
Motto Ilmu alat pengabdian
Established October 29, 1960
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Hj. Badia Perizade, M.B.A.
Location Inderalaya & Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Campus Urban
Colors Yellow
Nickname UNSRI
Affiliations ASAIHL, Institute of International Education, AUAP[1]

Being one of the major state universities in Indonesia, the first Sriwijaya University’s initial campus is located in Palembang, the Capital of South Sumatera Province, the second campus is located in Indralaya, approximately 32 km away from Palembang. Sriwijaya University is one of the fast-growing research, teaching and learning centers which has contributed significantly in the development and advancement of sciences, technologies, arts and cultures.


The idea to establish a college in South Sumatera had been around since the early 1950s and was prompted on Independence Day celebration on August 17, 1952. Initiated by some community leaders, the idea was transformed into an agreement to form a Panitia Fakultet Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatera’s Faculty Committee). At the end of August 1952, the faculty of economics was established under some considerations. Thus, Panitia Fakultet Ekonomi Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatera’s Faculty Committee for Economics) was set up and then managed by a foundation established on the 1st of April 1953. It was named Yayasan Perguruan Tinggi Syakhyakirti (Syakhyakirti Higher Education Foundation).

This Faculty was officially opened on October 31, 1953 in a ceremony attended by Mr. Hadi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Education Teaching and Culture (KDP), Drg. M. Isa (Governor of South Sumatera), Bambang Utoyo (Commander of the Sriwijaya II TT), and Ali Gathmyr (Chairman of the Parliament of South Sumatera).

The Foundation of Higher Education Syakhyakirti continued the efforts to establish the university by Organizing Panitia Penyelenggaraan Fakultas Hukum (Law Faculty Committee). It was inaugurated as ‘Faculty of Law and Public Knowledge’ on November 1, 1957, coinciding with the celebration of Dies Natalis IV of Economics Faculty.

The progress was sustained by the help of Military Authorities Territorial II Sriwijaya that provided financial assistance to construct a permanent building of Syakhyakirti Higher Education Foundation in Bukit Besar (now Bukit Besar’s Campus of Sriwijaya University). The cornerstone laying ceremony took place on October 31, 1957.

The next effort was state validation of the existing college. With the persistent efforts of community leaders of South Sumatera, like Colonel Harun Sohar (A Commander as well as Chairman of Paperda TT II/Sriwijaya) and A. Bastari (Governor), the obstacles of building the university could be overcome. Then, in December 1959, a delegation was sent to Jakarta to meet the Minister of KDP (Mr. Moh. Yamin) where they managed to obtain the Government willingness guarantee for taking over Syakhyakirti college to become a state university. Under the Government Regulation no. 42 of 1960 dated October 29, 1960 (State Archive year 1960 no.135) Sriwijaya University was officially inaugurated on the 3rd of November 1960 and President Sukarno ceremonially signing the charter witnessed by Minister of KDP (Mr. Priyono) and several Ambassadors of the fellow countries. Drg. M Isa was appointed with Presidential Decree No. 696/M of 1960 dated 29 October 1960 as the first President of the University.

To meet the development demands, Sriwijaya University planned to expand the campus area by opening an area of 712 hectares in Indralaya, Ogan Komering Ilir (Now Ogan Ilir- OI), in 1982. The development of this new campus building started in 1983. The development of the campus started in 1989 and ended in 1993.

The South Sumatera’s Governor at that time, Ramli Hasan Basri H, gave his inaugural lecture on Indralaya campus on September 1, 1993. The utilization of the facilities of Sriwijaya University in Indralaya was fully implemented with the issuance of the Decree of the Rector in January 1995 which stipulated that started from February 1, 1995 all activities of administration and most of the academic activities of Sriwijaya University were held on Indralaya campus. The Inauguration of Sriwijaya University’s new campus in Indralaya was officially held on March 6, 1997 by President Suharto.

Campus Location & Facilities[edit]

The campus is located in Palembang (Palembang campus) and Indralaya (Indralaya campus).

1. Palembang Campus:

a. Jl. Srijaya Negara Bukit Besar, Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia 30139,

b. Faculty of Medicine: Jl. Dr. Mohd. Ali Komp. RSMH Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia 30126,

c. Graduate School of Sriwijaya University: Jl. Padang Selasa No.524 Bukit Besar, Palembang, South Sumatera Indonesia 30139.

2. Indralaya Campus: Jl. Raya Palembang-Prabumulih Km. 32, Indralaya Ogan Ilir 30662, South Sumatera, Indonesia.

The intercampus transportation for students and staffs are Buses (Unsri’s buses and Trans musi buses) and Trains. For internal transportation within Indralaya, the campus offers free shuttle buses.

Student Facilities: 1. Libraries, 2. Sport Venues, 3. ICT Services, 4. Dormitories and Boarding, 5. Student Center, 6. Health Clinic, 7. Campign Ground.

Symbol Specification Symbol Jasmine is a sacred flower symbolizes purity, elegance, nobility, dignity and loyalty to the ideals . On the emblem depicted five petals ( corolla ) with light yellow color . Five petals symbolize the life philosophy of Pancasila as the nation of Indonesia, while the yellow color symbolizes the color of the University . Chrysanthemum flower as a symbol of the oldest found in the history of Srivijaya . Symbol depicted on petals ( corolla ) of the twisted flower ( flower marginal ), amounting to 31, yellow gold twisted . The number 31 represents the date of birth Unsri on October 31, 1960 and the golden yellow color symbolizes the majesty of Srivijaya . Twisted petals that lead right to the end of the petals pointing to the left meant that the university is running rhythm with turnaround times . Light symbolizes knowledge, which illuminates the universe, shows that only ignorance can be dispensed with SCIENCE . Science depicted with light ( nur ) of 60 light rays with 10 large, means in October 1960. The words " UNIVERSITY SRIWIJAYA " written in white letters on a black base menlingkar in chrysanthemums . Melembangkan black ignorance . With the light, ignorance can be eliminated, which is symbolized by a white letters on words signifying UNIVERSITY SRIWIJAYA Unsri as treasury . Motto " SOCIAL SCIENCE TOOL " written with golden letters over a black base that is located in the bottom of the emblem shawl . This motto symbolizes that man shall serve God, country, nation, society, and family . Devotion is not accompanied by science is not perfect .

Symbol meaning Unsri as belonging to the Indonesian people who live berfalsafah Pancasila always with full power and dynamics improve science to combat the ignorance that is an obstacle to the people of Indonesia to achieve the ideals of a just and prosperous society, and the blessing of God Almighty.


Sriwijaya University has two main campuses, namely in Indralaya ( Ogan Ilir ) and in Bukit Besar ( Palembang ) . Bukit Besar campus Palembang breadth 32.5 acres, used as an educational facility program S0 ( D3 ), S2 and S3, and S1 Class Palembang . Main campus with an area of 712 acres Indralaya located 38 kilometers to the south of the city of Palembang, an Activity Center for Education bachelor's degree ( S1 ) . On campus there are also Indralaya Administration Headquarters ( KPA ), Central Library, Institute of Languages, Institute of Research, Institute of Community Services, Computer Center, Student Activity Center, Community Health Center, Health Clinic, and University Fire Station . Unsri also has the Experimental Farm of 50 hectares in area Gelumbang, Muara Enim ( 62 kilometers south of Palembang ) . Unsri also has a campus of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hospital Complex Mohammad Hoesin ( RSMH ) Palembang, Guidance and Counseling at Campus Road Srijaya KM . 5.5 Palembang, and the Graduate College at Jalan Bukit Padang Selasa Raya Palembang .

Trans Musi Bukit Besar campus that caters to the Main Campus in Indralaya Students train Sriwijaya University .

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