Padjadjaran University, of Universitas Padjadjaran or known by the abbreviation Unpad is one of the public universities in Indonesia. Unpad was established on September 11, 1957, with a campus location in Bandung. Currently, Unpad is a State University of Legal Entities. Government Regulation No. 80 of 2014 concerning the Establishment of Unpad as a State University of Legal Entities was signed by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on October 17, 2014. After that, Government Regulation No. 51 of 2015 on the Statute of Padjadjaran University was signed by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on July 22, 2015.

PTN This Legal Entity is listed in Law No. 12 of 12 on Higher Education. In article 65 of the Law mentioned, the implementation of higher education autonomy can be given selectively based on performance by the Minister to PTN. The form of autonomy in question consists of PTN which applies the pattern of Financial Management of Public Service Agency (PK BLU) or PTN Legal Entity. Unpad has been implementing PK BLU autonomy since September 15, 2008, and now has a mandate to increase autonomy to PTN Badan Hukum. The government’s mandate to Unpad to become PTN Legal Entity is the “fruit” of the long struggle of Unpad managers to maintain the quality and achievements of their students at the national and international levels.

Kampus Jatinangor

Inspired by the “Academic City of Tsukuba”, the sixth Rector of Unpad, Prof. Dr. Hindersah Wiraatmadja initiated the “Academic City of Manglayang”, located at the foot of Mount Manglayang.

The concept answers the problems of unpad campus spread across 13 different locations making it difficult to coordinate and develop capacity, in addition to improving productivity, graduate quality, and the development of physical facilities / infrastructure.

Since 1977, Unpad pioneered adequate land procurement and in 1979 it was only agreed with the appointment of former plantation land in Jatinangor.

Based on the Decree of the Governor of West Java No. 593/3590/1987, the area covers an area of 3,285.5 hectares, divided into 7 designated areas. Especially for Unpad, the campus development area in Jatinangor covers 175 ha.

Gradually, Unpad has begun to move its educational activities to Jatinangor since 1983, which was initiated by the Faculty of Agriculture. Then followed by other faculties in the Unpad environment. On January 5, 2012, the Rectorate building of Unpad officially moved to Jatinangor.

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