Trisakti University

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Trisakti University
Universitas Trisakti
Motto Takwa, Tekun, Terampil;
Asah, Asih, Asuh;
Satria, Setia, Sportif
Type Private
Established 1965
Rector Thoby Mutis
Academic staff
Students 23,149
Location Jakarta, Indonesia
Campus Urban
A campus (Main)
B campus (Medical and Dentistry)
F campus (Economics)
Sentul City campus (Economics)
Colors Blue     

Trisakti University (Usakti) is a private university located in west Jakarta, Indonesia. Founded on 29 November 1965, the university has more than 30,000 students.[citation needed][when?]


Baperki University (1958–1962)[edit]

In 1958, Res Publica University was established as Baperki University by Baperki,[citation needed] an organization of Indonesians of Chinese descent.

Res Publika University (1962–1965)[edit]

The name University Res Publica is taken from a presidential address delivered by President Soekarno,[citation needed] which means "For the Public Interest". The school was destroyed after the attempted coup in Indonesia, Baperki banned, and Trisakti University established to replace the destroyed university. Many former students were banned over allegations of ties to the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).

Trisakti University (1965 onwards)[edit]

At the beginning, there were five faculties at Trisakti University:[citation needed]

  • Faculty of Engineering with five departments (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts),
  • Faculty of Dentistry,
  • Faculty of Medicine,
  • Faculty of Economics with two subjects (Economics and Accounting),
  • Faculty of Law and Knowledge Society.


Trisakti University has several campuses and nine faculties:[citation needed]

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
  • Faculty of Industrial Technology
  • Faculty of Mineral Technology
  • Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Technology
  • Faculty of Arts and Design

1998 military shootings[edit]

Trisakti University students clash with police forces during the Indonesian riots of May 1998.
Main article: Trisakti shootings

The Trisakti shootings (Indonesian: Tragedi Trisakti [ˈtraɡədi triˈsaʔti], literally "Trisakti Tragedy") occurred at Trisakti University on 12 May 1998. At a demonstration demanding President Suharto's resignation, soldiers opened fire on unarmed protestors. Four students were killed and dozens more were injured. The shootings contributed to widespread student unrest and rioting during the Indonesian Revolution of 1998, which led to the resignation of President Suharto.

The Trisakti Museum has been established in commemoration of the incident.[1]


In June 1966, Trisakti University began using the symbol of a trident which was decided after holding a contest. The symbol is a refinement by Eko Purwoto, who was assigned to make improvements to the designs that came from the contest.

The trident logo covers:[citation needed]

  • Political sovereignty
  • Governmental economy
  • Private Indonesian culture


  1. ^ "Museum Trisakti Saksi Sejarah Reformasi". 19 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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