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Diponegoro University (UNDIP)

Indonesian name: Universitas Diponegoro

Semarang, Central Java

Tel.: +62-(0)24-746 54 02
Fax: +62-(0)24-746 54 02
Type: Scientific

Diponegoro University is a prominent university, located in Semarang, the capital of Central Java, and is considered as the best university in Semarang. Firstly named as University of Semarang, Diponegoro University was a private university established on January 9th 1957. On its 3rd anniversary, President Sukarno changed the name of University of Semarang to Diponegoro University and changed its status to state university, which is then legally confirmed through government decree. On its establishment, Undip only had one faculty, that is Faculty of Law. Soon after, several other faculties were established, those are Faculty of Social and Political Science (March 1st 1957), Faculty of Engineering (September 1st 1958), Faculty of Economics (March 14th 1960), Faculty of Animal Agriculture (July 17th, 1964), and Faculty of Letters (August 12th 1965) which is now the name is changed into Faculty of Humanities. Due to the high demand of high school graduators who wanted to continue their study and also the demand for developing science and technology in various field, more faculties were established – Faculty of Public Health (November 21st, 1993), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science (November 21st, 1993), Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (July 25th, 1994), and Faculty of Psychology (April 24th, 2007).

Today, beside strengthening the existing 11 faculties, Diponegoro University also provides vocational programs in the form of Diploma III and Diploma IV program for those who are interested in more applicative courses. In addition, Diponegoro University continues to establish more institutions for further studies, such as establishing specialized medical program, notary public program, and graduate program. There are now 43 undergraduate programs, and 28 master programs established since 1982 which provide courses for further study in various field. The graduate program also provides courses for doctoral degree which up to now encompasses 9 different doctoral programs.

As part of its seriousness to develop worldwide well-known institution, Undip sets an integrated program as a pathway to be acknowledged as a research university. This program which is supported by all part of stake holders, academic and administrative staffs continues to give more spirit to utilize any possible opportunities and strength in the goal of making Undip as a world-noticeable university. This efforts show a positive result when on its 52sd anniversary, Undip gains a recognition as one of the best universities in Indonesia and one of World Class Universities based on the ranking made by Time High Education (THE). Two years prior to that Undip was also awarded ANINDIAGUNA award from the Minister of National Education proofing that Undip then and is continued to be the considerable sources and assets to improve the quality of human resources in Indonesia.

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