Hasanuddin University

Hasanuddin University (Indonesian: Universitas Hasanuddin) which is abbreviated as Unhas, is one the largest autonomous universities in Indonesia. It is located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Unhas was established in September 10, 1956,[3] and named after Sultan Hasanuddin, a former King of the Gowa Kingdom.

Hasanuddin University
Universitas Hasanuddin
TypePublic, PTN-BH
Established10 September 1956
RectorDwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu[1]
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AffiliationsASAIHL, AUAP[2]


Hasanuddin University's history was begun at Makassar in 1947 as part of the Faculty of Economics of University of Indonesia based on the Decree of the Liutenant General Governor of the Netherlands East Indies Government Number 127 dated July 23, 1947, which during the early years of its establishment had faculties scattered across the archipelago.

Due to uncertainty and chaos in Makassar and its surroundings, the faculty who previously led by Drs. L.A. Enthoven as Director was suspended and then reopened again as branch of the Faculty of Economics of University of Indonesia on October 7, under the leadership of Prof. Drs. G.H.M. Riekerk. This faculty was the beginning of Hasanuddin University after being led by Prof. Drs. G.J. Wolhoff and his secretary Drs. Muhammad Baga on September 1, 1956 until the inauguration as Hasanuddin University on September 10, 1956.[4]

During the stagnation of the Faculty of Economics at the end of 1950, Nuruddin Sahadat, Prof. Drs. G.J. Wolhoff, Mr. Tjia Kok Tjiang, J.E. Tatengkeng, et al., prepared for the establishment of a private Law Faculty. They formed Sawerigading College Institute (Indonesian: Balai Perguruan Tinggi Sawerigading), chaired by Prof. Drs. G.J. Wolhoff until the establishment of the State University Committee (Indonesian: Panitia Pejuang Universitas Negeri) in March 1950.

On March 3, 1952, Faculty of Law and Social Knowledge was established as a branch of the Law Faculty of University of Indonesia with the first Dean, Prof. Mr. Djokosoetono who is also the Dean of the Law Faculty of University of Indonesia. Then this Law Faculty led by Prof. Dr. Mr. C. de Heern and continued by Prof. Drs. G.H.M. Riekerk who later separated themselves as Hasanuddin University from University of Indonesia through Government Regulation No. 23 of 1956[5] dated September 10, 1956.

Faculty of Medicine was formed through an agreement between Yayasan Balai Perguruan Tinggi Sawerigading and the Ministry of Education and Culture which was established in a Council of Ministers meeting on October 22, 1953. Based on the Decree, the Faculty of Medicine Preparatory Committee was formed, chaired by Syamsuddin Daeng Mangawing with Muhammad Rasyid Daeng Sirua as secretary, their members are J.E. Tatengkeng, Andi Patiwiri and Sampara Daeng Lili. On January 28, 1956, Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Mr. R. Soewandi inaugurated the Makassar's Faculty of Medicine which later turned into the Hasanuddin University's Faculty of Medicine along with the establishment of Hasanuddin University on September 10, 1956.

Futhermore, through Decree No. 88130/S on September 8, 1960, the Faculty of Engineering was inaugurated by Ir. J. Pongrekun and Ir. Ramli Cambari Saka as his secretary with three departments, which as follows Civil, Machinery, and Naval. In 1963, the department of Electronics and Architecture was formed.

The Faculty of Literature was formed after the merger of several units of the B.1 Course Program from Yayasan Perguruan Tinggi Makassar to Hasanuddin University. This foundation is a fraction of the Sawerigading University who was led by Nuruddin Sahadat. The merger of Paedagogik B.1 Course Program, Eastern Litetarure and Western Literature to Hasanuddin University on November 2, 1959 became the beginning of the Faculty of Literature which was inaugurated on November 3, 1960 through a Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 102248/UU/1960.

The Social and Political Faculty was inaugurated through a Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. A. 4692/U.U.41961 on January 30, 1961 and enforced on February 1, 1961. This faculty was a private tertiary institution named the Faculty of Civil Service (Indonesian: Fakultas Tata Praja) of the University of 17 August 1945 which was founded by Mr. Tjia Kok Tjiang with Mr. Sukamto as his secretary. Later on November 15, 1962, Mr. Sukamto was appointed as dean with Abdullah Amu as his secretary.

When Ahmad Amiruddin was a Rector, based on the Minister of Education and Culture Decree No. 0266/Q/1977 dated July 16, 1977, the Faculty of Literature was integrated into the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences along with the Faculty of Social and Politics Sciences and Faculty of Economy. Same thing also happened with the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty Mathematics and Natural Sciences which were integrated into the Faculty of Science and Technology. In 1983, this integration was revoked through Government Regulation No. 5/1980[6] followed by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Indonesia No. 68/1982.

Through collaboration with Bogor Agricultural Institute and with the demand of Prof. Arnold Mononutu, a preparatory committee for the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture was formed, which consists of Prof. Dr. A. Azis Ressang (lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty of Bogor Agricultural Institute) and Ir. Fachruddin (expert assistant of the Faculty of Agriculture of Bogor Agricultural Institute). This collaboration resulted in a Decree of Minister of Higher Education and Science, Prof. Dr. Ir. Toyib Hadiwidjaya on August 17, 1962 and officially became the Faculty of Agriculture of Hasanuddin University.

Governor Andi Pangerang Pettarani in a meeting on March 11, 1962 appointed Ir. Aminuddin Ressang as Chairman of the Working Sub-Committee of the Establishment of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Natural Science (FIPIA) which was officially formed based on the telegram of the Minister of Higher Education and Science on August 18, 1963 No. 59 1 BM/PTIP/63 and followed by Ministerial Decree No. 102/1963 which is valid since August 17, 1963.

In 1963, Founding Committee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry (FKHP) was formed, chaired by Syamsuddin Daeng Mangawing and consisting Andi Pangerang Pettarani, Drh. Achmad Dahlan and Andi Patiwiri as members. On October 10, 1963, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry (FKHP) was established with a private status with Drh. Achmad Dahlan as the Dean, Drh. Muh. Gaus Siregas as Assistant Dean I and Andi Baso Ronda, B. Agr. Sc. as Assistant Dean II. On May 1, 1964, this faculty became the Faculty of Animal Husbandry of Hasanuddin University through the Decree of the Minister of Higher Education and Science (PTIP) No. 37 11964 on May 4, 1964.

Dentristy Education was established on January 23, 1969 as a result of collaboration between the university and the Indonesian Navy consists Admiral Mursalim Daeng Mamanggun, S.H., Rector of Hasanuddin University Lt. Col. Dr. M. Natsir Said, S.H., and Drg. Halima Daeng Sikati and named the Dental Institute of Yos Sudarso. In 1970, this institute officially became the Department of Dentistry of Hasanuddin University and became the Faculty of Dentistry of Hasanuddin University in 1983.

The Faculty of Public Health was established on November 5, 1982 which initially only accept Diploma Three graduates and in 1987 began to receive high school graduates. This faculty was the eleventh faculty at Hasanuddin University.

As a realization of the development of Basic Scientific Pattern (Indonesian: Pola Ilmiah Pokok/PIP) as a reference for orientation of higher education institutions in Indonesia, in 1988, Hasanuddin University officially opened the Marine Science majors through the Decree of Directorate General of Higher Education (Dirjen Dikti) No. 19/Dikti/Kep/1988 on June 16, 1988. This program officially became the Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries by integrating Fisheries majors into it based on the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 036/0/1966 on January 29, 1966.

At the 25th Dies Natalis in September 17, 1981, the President of the Republic of Indoensia, Soeharto was inaugurated the Tamalanrea Campus (Indonesian: Kampus Tamalanrea) which designed by Paddock Inc., Massachusetts, United States and was built by OD 205, Netherlands in collaboration with PT Sangkuriang Bandung on 220 Ha land area.

Over the following 60 years it developed a range of faculties and degree programs. In 2016, it rose in the list of the top 12 universities in Indonesia, to 8th place. The Minister for Research, Technology and Higher Education compiles this list based on teaching, research, facilities, student achievements and accreditation standards. In 2017, Hasanuddin University became one of several Autonomous Universities, freed from the need to seek Ministry approval for basic operations and budgetary matters.[7] It remains as a public university until now.


Since the Minister of Education and Cultural Decree No. 3369/S dated June 11, 1956. Starting from September 1, 1956, and with Government Regulation No. 23 on September 8, 1956, Hasanuddin University was led by number of rectors, as follows:

Rectors of Hasanuddin University
No. Rector Years
1. Prof. Mr. A.G. Pringgodigdo 1956-1957
2. Prof. Mr. K.R.M.T. Djokomarsaid 1957-1960
3. Prof. Arnold Mononutu 1960-1965
4. Lt. Col. Dr. M. Natsir Said, S.H. 1965-1969
5. Prof. Dr. A. Hafid 1969-1973
6. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Amiruddin 1973-1982
7. Prof. Dr. A. Hasan Walinono 1982-1984
8. Prof. Dr. Ir. Fachruddin 1984-1989
9. Prof. Dr. Basri Hasanuddin, M.A. 1989-1997
10. Prof. Dr. Ir. Radi A. Gany 1997-2006
11. Prof. Dr. dr. Idrus A. Paturusi, Sp.BO. 2006-2014
12. Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, M.A. 2014-Present

Undergraduate programEdit

The university has 14 faculties for the undergraduate program:

  • Faculty of Economics and Business[8]
  • Faculty of Law[9]
  • Faculty of Medicine[10]
  • Faculty of Engineering[11]
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences[12]
  • Faculty of Cultural Sciences[13]
  • Faculty of Agriculture[14]
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences[15]
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry[16]
  • Faculty of Dentistry[17]
  • Faculty of Public Health[18]
  • Faculty of Marine Science and Fishery[19]
  • Faculty of Forestry[20]
  • Faculty of Pharmacy[21]

Post-graduate ProgramEdit

Master's degree



External linksEdit


  1. ^ https://unhas.ac.id/en/page/university-chairmen
  2. ^ http://auap.sut.ac.th/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=82
  3. ^ "Sejarah Universitas Hasanuddin". Universitas Hasanuddin.
  4. ^ "Sejarah Universitas Hasanuddin". Universitas Hasanuddin.
  5. ^ "Peraturan Pemerintah No. 23 Tahun 1956 tentang Pendirian Universitas Hasanuddin di Makassar". Kementerian Hukum dan HAM Republik Indonesia.
  6. ^ "Peraturan Pemerintah No. 5 Tahun 1980 tentang Pokok-pokok Organisasi Universitas/Institut Negeri". Kementerian Hukum dan HAM Republik Indonesia.
  7. ^ "2017, Hasanuddin University is officially an Autonomous University".
  8. ^ "Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Hasanuddin".
  9. ^ "Fakultas Hukum Universitas Hasanuddin".
  10. ^ "Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Hasanuddin".
  11. ^ "Fakultas Teknik Universitas Hasanuddin".
  12. ^ "Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Hasanuddin".
  13. ^ "Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Universitas Hasanuddin".
  14. ^ "Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Hasanuddin".
  15. ^ "Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam Universitas Hasanuddin".
  16. ^ "Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Hasanuddin".
  17. ^ "Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin".
  18. ^ "Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Hasanuddin".
  19. ^ "Fakultas Ilmu Kelautan dan Perikanan Universitas Hasanuddin".
  20. ^ "Fakultas Kehutanan Universitas Hasanuddin".
  21. ^ "Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Hasanuddin".

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