Teuku Umar University (Indonesian: Universitas Teuku Umar, abbreviated UTU) is an Indonesian public university in Meulaboh, West Aceh Regency. Starting from a foundation in 1984, it became a university in 2006 and was nationalized to form the current public university (Perguruan Tinggi Negeri) in 2014.

Teuku Umar University
Universitas Teuku Umar
MottoSource of Inspiration
Established10 November 2006 (university)
RectorJasman J. Ma'ruf
4°8′44.2″N 96°11′50.4″E / 4.145611°N 96.197333°E / 4.145611; 96.197333

History edit

A foundation preceding the institution was founded on 28 August 1984 by residents of West Aceh Regency, and the first educational institute took the form of "Meulaboh Agricultural Academy". It was renamed to Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pertanian (Institute for Agricultural Science) in 1993, and after the tsunami it was officially awarded university status in 2006.[1]

On 2 April 2014, it was officially integrated by the Ministry of Education and became a public university (Perguruan Tinggi Negeri), the fourth in the province (after Syiah Kuala and Ar-Raniry University in Banda Aceh and Malikussaleh University in Lhokseumawe) and the first in the west and south parts.[2]

Students edit

The university had an intake of 1,640 in the 2016–2017 academic year, spanning 15 courses across six faculties. It participates in the SNMPTN and SBMPTN system, accepting 40 percent of its students from the high school results-based SNMPTN and another 30 from the exam-based SBMPTN, with other specific methods making up the rest.[3] It claimed a total number of active students at 9,364 in July 2017, mostly coming from Aceh with some attendants from outside the province.[4]

Faculties and facilities edit

The faculties in the university are Social and Political Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Economics, Public Health and Maritime Sciences.[1] Of these, only the first are fully accredited "B" ("good") by the Indonesian University Accrediting Body.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sejarah Singkat Universitas Teuku Umar" (in Indonesian). Teuku Umar University. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  2. ^ Rizwan (4 November 2017). "Besok Menristekdikti ke Universitas Teuku Umar, Ini Agendanya". Serambi Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ "UTU Terima 1.640 Mahasiswa Baru". Serambi Indonesia (in Indonesian). Kompas Gramedia. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  4. ^ Muzakkir (26 July 2017). "Mahasiswa Aktif UTU Capai 9.364" (in Indonesian). Teuku Umar University. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. ^ Dinamika, Yarmen (31 August 2017). "Prodi Sosiologi UTU Raih Akreditasi B". Serambi Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2017.