Islamic University of Indonesia

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Islamic University of Indonesia
الجامعة الاسلامية الاندونيسية
Latin: "Universitas Islam Indonesia"
MottoBerilmu Amaliyah, Beramal Ilmiah
TypePrivate university
EstablishedJuly 8, 1945 (as Sekolah Tinggi Islam – Islamic Higher School)
November 3, 1947 (as Islamic University of Indonesia)
RectorFathul Wahid, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Jalan Kaliurang KM. 14.4, Sleman, Yogyakarta (main campus)
Jalan Taman Siswa No. 158, Yogyakarta City (Faculty of Laws campus)
Jalan Prawiro Kuat, Condong Catur, Sleman, Yogyakarta (Faculty of Economics campus)
Jalan Cik Di Tiro No.1, Terban, Gondokusuman, Yogyakarta City (Other Campus)
CampusSpecial Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
ColorsUII Blue     

The Islamic University of Indonesia (Indonesian: Universitas Islam Indonesia or UII, Arabic: الجمعة الاسلامية الاندونيسية) is a private university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was established on 27 Rajab 1364 (Islamic calendar) or on 8 July 1945 as STI (Sekolah Tinggi Islam – Islamic Higher School) by political figures of the day including Dr. Muhammad Hatta, Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Roem, Wahid Hasyim, and Abdul Kahar Muzakkar. STI developed into a university called Universitas Islam Indonesia on 14 December 1947. Historically, UII is the first national university in Indonesia,[citation needed] and it is the oldest private university in the country.[1]

The university is in Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta.[2]


In 1945, a general assembly meeting of the Masjoemi (Majelis Sjoero Moeslimin Indonesia) was held. The meeting was attended by political figures including Dr. Muhammad Hatta (the first vice president of Indonesia), Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Roem, and Wachid Hasyim. One of the decisions of this meeting was the establishment of Sekolah Tinggi Islam (STI-Islamic Higher School)s. STI began operating on July 28, 1945 and developed into a university called Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) on November 3, 1947.

UII had faculties of Religion, Law, Education, and Economics, which began operations in June 1948. About seven months later, UII was forced to close due to the Dutch military invasion. Many students and staff members joined the Indonesian military force to repel the invasion. In the early 1950s, shortly after the war, UII had to move its classes around the city of Yogyakarta, even using part of the Sultan's Palace and some of the faculty members' houses as classrooms.

UII saw much improvement between 1961 and 1970 under the leadership of Prof. R.H.A. Kasmat Bahuwinangun (1960–1963) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Sardjito (1964–1970). During his term in office, Bahuwinangun helped develop UII's Faculty of Islamic Studies and Faculty of Tarbiyah as well as expanding to Purwokerto to establish the Faculty of Law and Syari'ah.

From 1964 to 1970, under the leadership of Dr. Sardjito (a leading medical doctor), UII expanded to encompass 22 faculties: five were in Yogyakarta. The rest were in three provinces: Central Java (Solo, Klaten, and Purwokerto); and West and North Sulawesi (Gorontalo). The areas of study offered were Economics, Law, Islamic Law (Syari'ah), Islamic Education (Tarbiyah), Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmacy. However, when government regulations prevented UII from maintaining educational activities outside Yogyakarta, UII had to close its branch campuses. Some of them became associated with local institutions, including the Faculty of Medicine, which was closed in 1975.

In the early 1970s to 1982, UII saw extensive physical development of its offices and faculty buildings, beginning with the current central office on busy Cik di Tiro Street. This construction was followed by the development of three other campuses throughout the city. During this period, several of UII's faculties acquired accreditation and initiated collaboration with national and international entities, including Gadjah Mada University, King Abdul Azis University of Saudi Arabia, and The Asia Foundation.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, UII has been developing an integrated campus in Sleman regency, in the northern part of the province of Yogyakarta. Most of UII's faculties and buildings will eventually be on these 25 hectares of land.


There are three colors in UII's symbol, which are:

  • Blue means determination or trustworthiness. It means that UII will create trusted and wise graduates.
  • Yellowish gold means an expectation and a symbol of education. It means that UII will engender graduates expected by the nation who will maintain and spread knowledge through Islamic education.
  • White means sincere, honest and persevering. It means that the graduates UII produces are those who are honest and loyal to the country and nation, and persistent and faithful to Allah the Almighty, in line with Islamic teachings and pleas.

The meaning of the logo of the Islamic University of Indonesia is:

  • The shield shape means endurance and resistance. It means that UII will sustain the name as one of the universities able to produce good graduates.
  • The middle shape distilir as a mosque dome. It symbolizes that Indonesia culture is in line with Islamic values.
  • The five-petal flower can mean Pancasila, which can mean the five pillars of Islam.
  • The pistil forms a trisula. It symbolizes what the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (the three basic goals of higher education).
  • The tip of the trisula which looks like a pen is a symbol of education.
  • The middle sepal is a picture of a book which is Al-Qur'an.
  • The lowest part of the sepal is two crutches. They symbolize two Islamic creeds (syahadat). The symbols in the middle as a whole exemplify the goal of UII which is based on Islamic values and Pancasila.
  • The shape of pyramidal ship is the door of a mosque below the petal is meant to be the Islamic culture.

Facilities and infrastructure[edit]

Central Library[edit]

The Central Library has a collection of more than 250,000 books and consists of circulated books from faculties in integrated campus, in Kaliurang Road, Yogyakarta. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) can be accessed here. Library portal, designed for students and researchers to view collections, is accessible here.

Ulil Albab Mosque[edit]

The mosque is the main building at the heart of integrated campus daily life. Studies and the entire activities schedule of the mosque can be accessed here.

Kahar Muzakkar Auditorium[edit]

The auditorium is a multifunctional building both students and the community can utilize it. Auditorium usage schedule information can be found here.

Islamic Boarding School of the Islamic University of Indonesia[edit]

Is one of innovations made to link the religion and academic life within students. You can explore the online work of the students on their site pages here.

Jogja International Hospital or Rumah Sakit JIH[edit]

Is one of Waqf Foundation of Islamic University of Indonesia can present to the public as excellent medical services. Related information for patients and business partners can be obtained through the web page of the hospital here.

Apotek Polifarma[edit]

Provides health facilities for students and surrounding communities. Medical services by doctors are provided at certain hours.

Public Lecture Building[edit]

Is a building that was built for the activities of lectures in large rooms, also for national seminars, and other activities. The building is named Prof. Dr. dr. M. Sardjito, MD, MPH, UII Rector between 1963–1970.

Office of Association of Alumni[edit]

Sports Arena or GOR[edit]

Is the latest building owned by UII. The very representative building with capacity of approximately 600 people, GOR has facilities for one basketball court and 3 badminton courts which can be enjoyed by the students or the general public.

Student Convention Center[edit]

Has now been completed and officially handed over from the Foundation for Waqf Board.

Students Housing Facilities or Rusunawa[edit]

Is a new building built from the Ministry of Housing grant and has been submitted to Islamic University of Indonesia at the end of the year 2007. This Rusunawa capacity of 300 students who are temporarily reserved for student activities.

Center for International Language and Cultural Studies (CILACS)[edit]

Unisi 104.75 FM[edit]

Is one of earliest radio broadcasts in universities in Yogyakarta.

Cyberspace Internet café[edit]

Is located in the Basement of Rectorate Building in integrated campus area. In this facility, students can request access to integrated hotspots.

Faculties and programs[edit]

Faculty Program
Faculty of Economics
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Economics
  • Accountant Profession
  • PhD in Economics
  • Diploma in Economics
Faculty of Law
  • Law
  • Legal Advocate Profession
  • Master of Law
  • PhD in Law
Faculty of Islamic Science
  • Islamic Education
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Economy
  • Master of Islamic Studies
  • PhD in Islamic Studies
Faculty of Medicine
  • Medical Doctor
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacist Profession
  • Diploma in Chemistry Analysis
Faculty of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Master of Psychology
  • Psychologist Profession
  • Communication
  • International Relations
  • Diploma in English
  • English Education
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architect Profession
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Informatics
International Program
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Business and Economics
  • Law
  • Communication
  • International Relations

Partnerships and collaboration[edit]

With long-term plans towards a world-class university, UII has collaborated with other institutions.

Academic collaborations have been conducted with universities, local and overseas. This has taken the form of student and staff exchange, joint research and internship programs. The student and staff exchange, along with joint research, has been conducted with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Woosong University of Korea, Hokkaido University, Wollongong University, Hannseidel Foundation, Universitas Bina Nusantara, George Mason University, and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa to name but a few.

UII has been working with International Internships in Australia to facilitate students from Australia to experience a working environment in Indonesia. The students come from Monash University, Sunshine Coast University, Macquarie University and Deakin University, among others.

UII has an agreement with the Australian Consortium for In Country Indonesian (ACICIS) which help students from Australia to take program courses in Indonesia. The collaboration covers the area of development in thought, such as the collaboration with International Institute of Islamic Thought on Epistemology.

UII has worked with other institutions to enhance its application of academic programs developed in the university. The institutions include private and government institutions, both local and from overseas.

Dress code[edit]

In 2001 the university began requiring female students to wear the jilbab (hijab headcovering); before that students had the choice of whether or not to wear it. In March 2005 the university added requirements detailing four acceptable styles of hijab. According to Eve Warburton of Inside Indonesia, opinion on staff and students was divided, and some professors stated that they did not wish to enforce it.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Warburton, Eve (January–March 2007). "No longer a choice". Inside Indonesia (89 ed.). Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu (2010-02-18), "Under Indonesia's Surface, An Intricate Quilt of Faiths.(Foreign Desk)(YOGYAKARTA JOURNAL) (Hindu temple found in the Islamic University of Indonesia)", The New York Times: A7(L), ISSN 0362-4331