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|Motto||The First State University of East Kalimantan|
|Established||September 27, 1962|
|Rector||Prof. Dr. H. Masjaya, M.Si.|
Jalan Kuaro, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia 75117,
|Campus||Gunung Kelua, Pahlawan, Banggeris, and Flores|
|Colors||Golden yellow |
The Universitas Mulawarman is a public university located in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. It was established on September 27, 1962, making it the oldest tertiary education institution in East Kalimantan. With more than 35,000 students, Universitas Mulawarman is the university with the most students in Kalimantan. Its main campus is in Gunung Kelua, while other campuses are in Pahlawan Road, Banggeris Street and Flores Street of Samarinda.
The name Mulawarman was taken from the king Mulawarman Nala Dewa of the Kutai Kingdom in 4th century, historically the earliest kingdom in Indonesia, located in East Kalimantan.
On June 6, 1962 the Governor of East Kalimantan Province, Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto, founded Perguruan Tinggi Mulawarman (Mulawarman College), located in Samarinda. Then the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture approved the establishment as Universitas Mulawarman on September 28, 1962 and officially confirmed by the President on April 23, 1963. The date of September 27, 1962 was set as the date of the founding of the Universitas Mulawarman.
At first the Universitas Mulawarman had four faculties: Faculty of State and Trade Administration, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Mining in Balikpapan. Only the Faculty of State and Trade Administration could be started at the opening in 1962, the Faculty of Agriculture followed in 1964. In 1966, the Faculty of State and Trade Administration was split into the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and Faculty of Economics.
Due to difficulty to find teaching staff, the Faculty of Mining, in Balikpapan, was closed in 1970. In 1978, the Samarinda Teaching and Education Sciences Institute was integrated into Universitas Mulawarman as the Faculty of Teaching and Education Sciences on March 20. Thus since September 7, 1982, there were five faculties in Universitas Mulawarman: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Teaching and Education Sciences, and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
In December 3, 1985 Universitas Mulawarman Polytechnic was established.
Since the 1990s, Universitas Mulawarman established new faculties: Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences in 1996, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 2001, Faculty of Medicine in 2001, Faculty of Law in 2005, Faculty of Public Health in 2005, Faculty of Engineering in 2007, Faculty of Pharmacy in 2008, and Faculty of Cultural Studies in 2009.
In April 28, 1997, Universitas Mulawarman Polytechnic was formed into Samarinda State Polytechnic, separated from Universitas Mulawarman.
In 2010, the university established the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
Universitas Mulawarman rector is Prof. Dr. H. Zamruddin Hasid, S.E. since 2010.
There are four campuses of Universitas Mulawarman:
Some faculties also has other teaching locations:
Most facilities and services available to support the student are located in the main campus of Gunung Kelua, such as auditorium, banks and ATMs (Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Muamalat, Bank Tabungan Negara, Bank Kaltim and Bank Mandiri), clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, guest house, Language Center (in Flores campus), library, mosque of Al-Fatihah, radio Metro Mulawarman, security, sport facilities: Kurusetra football field, September 27 Sport Hall, including badminton, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, and also wall climbs and jogging track, student accommodation, Student Activity Center and Student Co-op.
Several services are managed under technical operational units: Academics Development Center (for teaching capacity improvement), Bukit Soeharto Research and Education Forest in Kutai Kartanegara and North Penajam Paser, Business Management Development, Center for Social Forestry, Computer Center, Distance Learning Unit, Fundamental Science Laboratory, Language Center (in Flores campus, providing courses of foreign language, especially English), Library of Universitas Mulawarman (with more than 90,000 titles), Personality Development Unit, Quality Assurance, and Universitas Mulawarman Samarinda Botanical Garden in North Samarinda.
The highest organizational body for students is the Students Executive Board. The organization is led by an elected President, who runs the office with help from a Vice President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer and several Ministries. The Board is responsible to the Students Representative Council, the highest student legislative organization in the university. There are several students activity unit, such as: (Music) Band, Football, IMAPA (environmental preservation, adventuring, forest mountaineering, rock climbing, and rafting), Journalism, KBMK (Christian religious activities) KSR (volunteering, in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross), PUSDIMA (Islamic dakwah center), PSM (university student choir), Pramuka (scouting), Softball, Taekwondo and Yupa Theater. Many student activities are maintained in the Student Activity Center.
The Research Institute of Universitas Mulawarman is the backbone of the science and technology development in Kalimantan. The institute is an independent unit which coordinates, evaluates, monitors, and assesses the research activities which are carried out by the university research centers and staff.
The research centers in the institute are:
The Community Service Institute is a place to implement science and technological invention from research into the community. The development centers in the institute are:
There are several ways of admission:
Scholarships for students include:
"4International Colleges and Universities" in 2012 ranked Universitas Mulawarman 5000th in the world and 50th in Indonesia.