State University of Medan

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State University of Medan
Universitas Negeri Medan
Main administration building (Rektorat)
Former names
Medan Teachers Training College; Medan Institute for Teachers Training and Education
RectorProf. Dr. Syawal Gultom, M.Pd.
LocationMedan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
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Medan State University (Indonesian: Universitas Negeri Medan) or UNIMED is a public university located in the city of Medan in North Sumatra, Indonesia.


Medan State University was originally established in 1956 as the Teachers Training College (Indonesian: Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru) in Medan. On 27 August 1957, the college was absorbed by the University of North Sumatra to become the university's Faculty for Teachers Training and Education (Indonesian: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan).[1]

On 23 June 1963, the faculty gained autonomy as the Medan branch campus of the Institute for Teachers Training and Education (Indonesian: Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan or IKIP). In 1964, the Physical Education faculty was separated from the institute and became the Sports Institute (Indonesian: Sekolah Tinggi Olahraga) only to be reintegrated back into IKIP Medan in 1977.[1]

IKIP Medan was granted university status on October 7, 1999 and re-opened as Medan State University in February 2000.[1]


State University of Medan provides programmes ranging from undergraduate diplomas to postgraduate doctorates from the following faculties:[2]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Faculty of Education Faculty of Language and Arts Faculty of Social Studies
  • Extra-Curricular Education
  • Primary School Teachers Training
  • Education Administration
  • Education Psychology & Counselling
  • Education Technology
  • Indonesian language and literature
  • Indonesian Language Studies
  • Indonesian Literature
  • English language and literature
  • English Language Studies
  • English Literature
  • Foreign languages
  • German Language Studies
  • French Language Studies
  • Dramatic arts, dance and music
  • Dance Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Fine arts
  • Fine Arts Studies
  • Pancasila and Citizenship Studies
  • History
  • Geography
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Sports Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Education (Mathematics)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Education (Physics)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Education (Chemistry)
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Education (Biology)
  • Biology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Fashion Design
  • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Physical Education in Schools
  • Health and Recreational Studies
  • Sports Training
  • Sports Studies
Faculty of Economics Television University  
  • Economics
  • Accounting Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Office Administration
  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • International School

Postgraduate programs[edit]

The following postgraduate programs are offered:[3]

  • Applied Linguistics (English language)
  • Education Technology
  • Education Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Social Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Education Management

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