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Andalas University

University of Andalas
Universitas Andalas
Logo Unand.png
Logo of Universitas Andalas
Type State University
Established December 23, 1955
Rector Prof. Tafdil Husni, SE, MBA, PhD
Students 26,000
Location Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
0°54′52″S 100°27′45″E / 0.91444°S 100.46250°E / -0.91444; 100.46250
Campus Limau Manis
Colors Green
Nickname Unand
Affiliations ASAIHL

University of Andalas (Indonesian: Universitas Andalas, abbreviated Unand) is a university in the Indonesian city of Padang, in the Province of West Sumatra. It consists of 15 faculties, most of them located at the main campus building, Limau Manis, 12 km from the centre of the city. The campus occupies 5 km². The Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry are located in the city center, near the Central General Hospital M. Djamil.

It is the oldest university in Indonesia outside Java.


The university has 15 faculties:

Postgraduate programs

Residency Training Program (Specialist Program)

Master Degrees programs

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Biology science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemical sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Development Planning
  • History Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Law
  • Management
  • Math Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Physic Science
  • Public Health
  • Regional and Rural Development
  • Sociology Science
  • Soil Sciences and Land Resources Management

Doctorate/PhD Degrees programs

  • Agricultural Development
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Biology Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemical sciences
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Regional and Rural Development


  • Dompet Dhuafa Republika, Semen Gresik Co, Eka Tjipta Foundation, L'oreal, Karya Salemba Empat


  • Libraries
  • Laboratories
  • Sport facilities
  • Banks
  • Student accommodation (dormitories)
  • University buses
  • Study abroad/exchange program
  • Distance learning/online courses

Honorary degrees

On September 21, 2006, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received an honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa in the sector of Sustainable Agriculture Development.

Notable alumni

  • Aslim Tadjudin - Deputy of the Central Bank 2002-2007
  • Basrief Arief - Attorney General 2010-2014
  • Djafni Djamal - Supreme Court 2008-current
  • Fasli Djalal - Vice Minister of National Education 2010-2011
  • Gamawan Fauzi - Minister of Internal Affair 2009-2014
  • Halius Hosen - Chairman of Commission of Attorney 2011-current
  • Husni Kamil Manik - Chairman of the Commission of General Election 2012-current
  • Musliar Kasim - Vice Minister of Education and Culture 2011-2014
  • Mahyeldi Ansharullah - Mayor of Padang City 2014-current
  • Takdir Rahmadi - Supreme Court 2009-current
  • Indra Sjafri - Head Coach of Indonesia U-19 2017-current

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