Maranatha Christian University

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Maranatha Christian University
Universitas Kristen Maranatha
MottoIntegrity, Care, and Excellence
EstablishedSeptember 11, 1965
RectorProf. Ir. Armein Z R Langi., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Jl. Prof.drg. Suria Sumantri, MPH No. 65 Bandung 40164
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Maranatha Christian University (Universitas Kristen Maranatha) is a private university in Bandung, the largest metropolitan city and the capital city of West Java, Indonesia.

Maranatha Christian University has produced more than 30,000 alumni that contribute in development sectors in Indonesia and abroad. This contribution is continuously supported by cooperation programs with other educational, governmental, and social institutions, as well as industrial organizations and cooperating partners from inside and outside the country.


The long history of Maranatha Christian University began on September 11, 1965 with the establishment of Yayasan Perguruan Tinggi Kristen Maranatha by Badan Pendidikan Kristen Komisi Pembantu Setempat (the Local Branch of Christian Education Commissioning Board) of Gereja Kristen Indonesia (Indonesian Christian Church) and Badan Perguruan Tinggi dan Pendidikan Kristen (the Board for Tertiary and Christian Education) of Gereja Kristen Pasundan (Pasundan Christian Church) on the instigation of the Bandung branch of Perkumpulan Inteligensia Kristen Indonesia (the Association of Indonesian Christian Intelligence). Maranatha Christian University then officially began its operation with the establishment of Faculty of Medicine.

The first campus building on Jalan Cihampelas was built in 1970, followed by a second one on Jalan Suria Sumantri in 1983. Since then, Maranatha Christian University has continued developing its facilities and infrastructure in the second campus, the area of which reaches 130,000 square meters. The university has plans to expand its campus to other strategic locations.


Maranatha Christian University currently consists of 9 faculties with 3 diploma programs, 18 undergraduate programs, 2 professional programs, and 4 graduate programs. It comprises more than 10,000 Indonesian students, as well as students from other countries.[citation needed]

Faculty of Medicine

The students are awarded the degree of Medical Bachelor. Students attend lectures and do practical work in the pre-medical, pre-clinical, para-clinical and the clinical fields. To be recognized as a general practitioner, students must train in the teaching hospital.

Immanuel Hospital is the prime teaching hospital. Immanuel has a polyclinic in each of the departments, plus a diagnostic center equipped with medical instruments used in ultrasonography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, fuoroscopy, CT-scanning, lapparoscopic surgery and others.

There are other facilities that are used as satellite hospitals such as Santo Yusuf Hospital, Doctor Salamun Hospital, Doctor Rotinsulu Lungs Hospital, Cisarua Mental Hospital, and also Cigugur Region State Hospital.

Faculty of Psychology

Subjects in the curriculum include psychology, psychodiagnostics, philosophy, psychotherapy, and research methodology.

Supporting facilities are:

  • Centralised library
  • Laboratories for General Psychology, Development Psychology, Laboratory for Casuistic, Laboratory for Clinical Psychology, Computer, Psychological Counselling Bureau, Bureau for Psychological and Counselling Services.

The Faculty of Psychology has formed a partnership with public services such as the Pengembangan Potensi Anak (Children Potential Development) and other government and private firms.

Other faculties include

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Dentistry

Profession programs[edit]

  • Doctor Profession Education Program
  • Dentist Profession Education Program

Student activities[edit]

Campus life in Maranatha Christian University is filled with academic and nonacademic activities that aim at developing students’ characters as a whole. The extracurricular, nonacademic activities are facilitated in internal organizations, especially in student associations and activity units. There have been many nonacademic achievements attained through these units, complementing the students’ academic achievements.

There are many student activity units: Kungfu, Kendo, Aikido, Taekwondo, Sport Activities Unit (basketball, futsal, volleyball, tennis, and badminton), Maranatha Diving Club (MDC), Art Activities Unit (band, simplified and traditional dance), Voice of Maranatha (VOM), Maranatha Christian University Choir (MCUC), Teater Topeng (theatre club), Maranatha Photography Club (MAPHAC), Mahasiswa Pencinta Kelestarian Alam (MAPEKA), Student Regiment (MENWA), National Narcotics Agency, and AIESE.


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