Tanjungpura University

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Tanjungpura University
Universitas Tanjungpura
Seal of the Tanjungpura University.jpg
Seal of the Tanjungpura University
Type Public
Established 20 May 1959
Rector Prof. Dr. H. Thamrin Usman, DEA
Location Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Website ww.untan.ac.id

Tanjungpura University (Indonesian: Universitas Tanjungpura) or UNTAN is a public university in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Hamzah Haz, former Indonesian vice president, once taught at the university.[1]


It was established as the private, government-accredited University of National Power (Universitas Daya Nasional) on 20 May 1959, with Law and Business Administration faculties, and became a public university 16 May 1963. On 20 May 1963, the name was changed to State University of Pontianak (Universitas Negeri Pontianak). On 14 September 1965 the name changed again, to Dwikora University (Universitas Dwikora) (Dwikora, short for Dwi Komando Rakyat, was a reference to the Indonesian 'konfrontasi' with Malaysia).[2] At this time, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences was opened.

On August 15, 1967 the final name change was effected,[3] to Tanjungpura University, a reference to the Tanjungpura Kingdom that once ruled the area.



  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1457865.stm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.

Coordinates: 0°03′29″S 109°20′49″E / 0.058°S 109.347°E / -0.058; 109.347