University of Timor

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University of Timor
Universitas Timor
Logo UNIMOR.png
Type Public
Established 16 July 2000
Location North Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
9°30′45.7″S 124°30′41.8″E / 9.512694°S 124.511611°E / -9.512694; 124.511611
Website unimor.ac.id

The University of Timor (Indonesian: Universitas Timor, abbreviated Unimor) is an Indonesian public university in the island of Timor, in the town of Kefamenanu which is part of the North Central Timor Regency. As a public university, Unimor accepts students partially through the SNMPTN system administered nationwide.[1] It is one of the two public universities on the Indonesian part of the island, the other being the University of Nusa Cendana.

Following the independence of East Timor and exodus of Indonesian nationals (many to Kefamenanu), the teaching staff formerly from Universitas Timor Timur established the university in 2000 on a 40-hectare plot of land donated by the local council and a Rp 2 billion funding from the central government.[2] Initially a private university, it attempted to be nationalized starting around 2010 and after several rejections, was officially made a public university in 2014.[3][4]

Located 7 hours away from the provincial capital of Kupang, the university is close to the border with East Timor and hence receive some students from across the border. In 2017, it claimed that 6,000 East Timorese students had studied at Unimor.[5] As comparison, there were 5,000 active students in the same year with an intake of 1,500.[6] It was classified as part of the fourth cluster - the lowest tier - among other higher education institutes in Indonesia as of 2017.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daftar PTN SNMPTN 2017". SNMPTN. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Unimor, Kampus di Perbatasan yang Berharap Jadi Universitas Negeri". detik.com (in Indonesian). 3 December 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. ^ Bere, Sigiranus Marutho (6 October 2013). "Universitas Timor Batal Jadi Universitas Negeri". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ Bere, Sigiranus Marutho (28 October 2014). "Mahasiswa Unimor Arak Prasasti "Penegerian" Kampusnya". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ Adrianus, Yohanes (20 January 2017). "6.000 mahasiswa Timor Leste belajar di Universitas Timor". Antara News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Unimor Bukan Menara Gading di Pulau Timor". Pos Kupang (in Indonesian). 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Hasil Peringkat Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia Tahun 2017 - Universitas Timor". Kemenristekdikti. Retrieved 19 January 2018.