Padjadjaran University

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Padjadjaran University
Universitas Padjajaran
Logo Unpad.JPG
Type State university
Established September 11, 1957
Rector Prof. Dr. Med. Tri Hanggono Achmad, dr
Students 43.519(2008)
Postgraduates 4.370 (2013)
1.887 (2013)
Address Jalan Dipati Ukur No. 35, Bandung 40132, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
6°53′36″S 107°37′01″E / 6.89333°S 107.61694°E / -6.89333; 107.61694Coordinates: 6°53′36″S 107°37′01″E / 6.89333°S 107.61694°E / -6.89333; 107.61694

Dipatiukur Campus, Bandung

Jatinangor Campus, Sumedang
Nickname UNPAD
Affiliations ASAIHL, AUAP[1]

Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is an institution of higher learning located in Bandung, which is the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. UNPAD was established on 11 September 1957, and officially opened by the President of Republic Indonesia Soekarno on the 24th of September 1957.


When established, the university had four departments: Law, Economics, Medicine, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Now it has developed into 16 faculties and several postgraduate programmes, 44 undergraduate programmes (Strata 1/S1), two specialist programmes, nine doctorate programmes (Strata 3/S3), 19 Master's degree programmes (Strata 2/S2), five profession programmes, one four-year diploma program (D4), and 32 three-year diploma programs (D3).

Initially established in Bandung, almost all undergraduate departments have been relocated to Jatinangor, a town near Sumedang, except for the departments of Law and Economics. Postgraduate departments still have their teaching facilities in Bandung.

For a time, Semaun was on the economics faculty.


Faculty of Medicine facilities[edit]

Tutorial buildings[edit]

The faculty has five main buildings at the Jatinangor campus:

  • A1: Administration.
  • A2: Tutorial rooms, staff rooms, laboratories for physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry.
  • A3: Interactive tutorial rooms (capacity of 300 persons), digital information system library and one computer laboratory.
  • A4: Staff rooms and laboratories of anatomy, parasitology, microbiology, biology cell and 30 computerized tutorial rooms connected with intra internet, library and supporting facilities for discussion.
  • A5: For general lectures, 30 clinical skill laboratories, 30 tutorial rooms, one computer laboratory for computer access and application of computerized statistics which is free to access by students and staffs

Each tutorial room has multimedia facilities (computer and LCD). The faculty has tutorial rooms at A3 and A5.


The faculty has the main library at Jatinangor campus and libraries at each department of the faculty as well as the library at Hasan Sadikin Hospital.

The main library in A3 has 31000 holdings (textbooks, national and international journals, newsletter, magazine, dissertation/thesis/final papers). Besides those, the library has electronics journals which provides 300 titles.

The library has air-conditioned rooms, reading rooms (100 users capacity), computer facilities connected to the internet to access electronic journal (e-library).


The faculty has four laboratories:

  • Clinical skill laboratory
  • Biomedical laboratory
  • Computer laboratory
  • Learning evaluation laboratory

Other facilities[edit]

The faculty has student dormitories. The first dormitory was built in 2006 (three floors and 50 bedrooms).

Previously the dormitories were accommodation facilities for all international students during their first year of study.

Notable people and alumni[edit]


  • Megawati Soekarnoputri, former President of Indonesia (2001–2004)
  • Umar Wirahadikusumah, Vice President of Indonesia (1983–1988)
  • Mochtar Kusumaatmadja, Minister for Justice (1973–1978), Minister for Foreign Affairs (1978–1988)
  • Agum Gumelar, Minister for Transportation (1999–2001, 2001–2004), Coordinating Minister for Politics, Social Affairs and Security (2001)
  • Bustanil Arifin, Minister for Cooperatives and head of Bulog (1983–1993)
  • MS Hidayat, Minister for Industry (2009–Present)
  • Jusuf Anwar, Minister of Finance (2004–2005)
  • Armida Alisjahbana, Minister for National Development Planning (2009–present)
  • Paskah Suzetta, Minister for National Development Planning (2004–2009)
  • Muladi, governor of Lemhanas (2005 - now), Minister for Justice (1998), State Secretary (1999)
  • Burhanudin Abdullah, Bank of Indonesia Governor (2003–2008)
  • Maulana Ibrahim, Bank of Indonesia Deputy Governor (2002–2007)
  • Soemarno Sosroatmodjo, Governor of Jakarta (1960–1964) (1965–1966)
  • Jusuf Wibisono, Minister for Finance (1951–1952 )


  • Dedy Djamaluddin Malik, PAN Politician, member of People's Representative Council
  • Chairuman Harahap, Golkar politician, head of 3rd commission of People's Representative Council
  • Ferry Mursyidan Baldan, Golkar politician, member of People's Representative Council (2004–2009)
  • Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah, members of KPU Republik Indonesia (2012-current)


  • Bagir Manan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia (2001–2008)
  • Sri Soemantri, Head of Constitution Commission (2003-now)
  • Ruhut Sitompul, Indonesian lawyer, Democratic Party's politician, member of People's Representative Council (2009-now)
  • Hotman Paris Hutapea, Indonesian lawyer
  • Iqbal Hadromi, founding partner Hadromi & Partners
  • Otto Cornelis Kaligis, Indonesian lawyer
  • Juniver Girsang, Indonesian lawyer
  • Elza Syarief, Indonesian lawyer
  • Frans Hendra Winarta, Indonesian lawyer
  • Taji M Sianturi, Indonesian lawyer
  • Achmad Roestandi, Judge of Constitutional Court (2005–2008)


Arts, music, journalism[edit]

  • Yuki Arifin Martawidjaja (Yukie), musician, vocalist of PAS Band
  • Bambang Sutrisno (Trisno), musician, bassist of PAS Band
  • Bambang Sutejo (Bengbeng), musician, guitarist of PAS Band
  • Agus Teguh Prakosa Andarusman (Sandy), musician, drummer of PAS Band
  • Rieka Roslan, musician, personnel of The Groove
  • Gumilar Nurochman, musician, personnel of Project Pop
  • Prastiwi Dwiarti, musician, personnel of T2
  • Acil Bimbo, musician
  • Nico Siahaan, presenter
  • Muhammad Farhan, presenter
  • Salman Aristo, screenwriter
  • Widya Saputra, artist
  • Annisa Pohan, artist
  • Meisya Siregar, artist
  • Tina Talisa, presenter
  • Fitri Tropica, presenter
  • Ananda Omesh, presenter
  • Arief Suditomo, news anchor
  • Dona Agnesia, artist
  • Ahmad Fuadi, writer, novelist, social entrepreneur
  • Okky Lukman, artist, presenter, comedian
  • Raden Aang Kusmayatna Kusumadinata "Kang Ibing", comedian
  • Indy Rachmawati, presenter, news anchor
  • Ryan Thamrin, presenter, medical doctor
  • Ernest Prakasa, comedian
  • Melody Nurramdhani Laksani, JKT48 Member



In September 2011, the university announced its intention to build a shopping centre and a three storey hotel in Jl. Dago with the profits used to finance the university.[2]