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Soegijapranata Catholic University

Soegijapranata Catholic University
Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata
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MottoTalenta pro patria et humanitate
Motto in English
The best talent is dedicated to the nation-state and humanity
Established5 August 1982 (1982-08-05)
RectorRidwan Sanjaya
Jl. Pawiyatan Luhur IV/1 Bendan Duwur
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7°01′28″S 110°24′13″E / 7.024381°S 110.403735°E / -7.024381; 110.403735
Colors     Purple
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Soegijapranata Catholic University is located in Semarang
Soegijapranata Catholic University
Location in Semarang

Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata (Unika) or Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) is a leading Catholic institution with an institutional accreditation of A. It is located in the city of Semarang, Central Java and under the auspices of the Sandjojo Foundation which is affiliated with Archdiocese of Semarang. The university is a continuation of the Indonesian Catholic University of Atmajaya Semarang Branch, which was born in 1964 and later changed its name into the Semarang Catholic Institute of Technology (I.T.K.S.) in 1973. On August 5, 1982 with the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia dated September 24, 1983 Number 0400/0/1983, I.T.K.S. changed its name into Soegijapranata Catholic University.

Soegijapanata Catholic University is one of the best private universities in Indonesia that upholds the motto: "Talent Pro Patria et Humanitate" (the best talent is dedicated to the nation-state and humanity). The university has an extensive overseas and domestic cooperation network.


At its inception, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU), located on Jl. Pandanaran 100, Semarang consists of three faculties namely Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Economics. In line with the development of the University, since mid-1990s all SCU’s activities have been centered on the Bendan Dhuwur Campus and until now the Bendhan Dhuwur Campus has become the center of the university's academic activities.

The name "Soegijapranata" is adapted from the name Mgr. Alb. Soegijapranata, SJ, a priest and the first native Archbishop who became Indonesia’s national hero and figure. Soegijapranata was born in Surakarta, November 25, 1896. He entered the novices of the Society of Jesus in Mariendaal, Grave, the Netherlands on September 27, 1920. He was ordained as a Priest on August 15, 1931 and as an Archbishop of Semarang on September 20, 1940. His struggle and attention in the world of education is the legacy of his lecturer, Father Frans van Lith, SJ. One of his efforts to improve education was to help increase the quality of two oldest Catholic universities, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, and Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, that were of equal status with the state universities. Taking the life story of Mgr. Albertus Soegijapranata, a movie entitled “Soegija” was appointed to the big screen in 2012. This movie was directed by Garin Nugroho and received a very good response where more than 500,000 spectators watched this movie in theaters throughout Indonesia.

Through the name "Soegijapranata", Soegijapranata Catholic University wishes to continue the spirit, the struggles and the ideals of Mgr. Alb. Soegijapranata, SJ.

Education programs

Up to now, Soegijapranata Catholic University manage 21 Undergraduate Study Programs, 1 Diploma Program, 8 Master Programs, and 1 Doctoral Program.

Undergraduate Program

  • Faculty of Architecture & Design
    • Architecture - Undergraduate Program
    • Visual Communication Design - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Civil Engineering - Undergraduate Program
    • Electrical Engineering - Undergraduate Program
    • Energy Technology - Undergraduate Program
    • Robotic and Mechatronics - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty of Law and Communication
    • Law - Undergraduate Program
    • Communication Science - Undergraduate Program
  • Economics and Business Faculty
    • Management - Undergraduate Program
    • Accounting - Undergraduate Program
    • Taxation – Diploma Program
  • Faculty of Psychology
    • Psychology - Undergraduate Program
  • Computer Science Faculty
    • Informatics Engineering - Undergraduate Program
    • Information Systems - Undergraduate Program
    • Game Technology - Undergraduate Program
    • E-Commerce - Undergraduate Program
    • Mobile Computing - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty of Agricultural Technology
    • Food Technology - Undergraduate Program
    • Nutrition and Culinary Technology - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty of Language and Art
    • English Literature - Undergraduate Program
    • Englishpreneurship - Undergraduate Program
    • Digital Performing Arts - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty
    • Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering - Undergraduate Program
  • Faculty
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Professional Doctors - Undergraduate Program

Postgraduate Program

  1. Masters of Environment and Urban (M.Sc.) - Postgraduate Program
  2. Master of Science in Psychology (M.Sc.) - Postgraduate Program
  3. Master of Professional Psychology (M.Psi.) - Postgraduate Program
  4. Master of Law (M.H) concentration in Health Law - Postgraduate Program
  5. Master of Management (M.M.) - Postgraduate Program
  6. Master of Accounting (M.Akt) - Postgraduate Program
  7. Master of Architecture (M.Ars.) - Postgraduate Program
  8. Master of Food Technology (M.TP) - Postgraduate Program

Doctoral Program

  1. Doctor of Environmental Sciences (Dr)

International cooperation

As one of the leading universities in Indonesia, international cooperation is also woven by the Soegijapranata Catholic University with the best educational institutions in all corners of the world. Collaborations include: memorandum of understanding, student and faculty exchanges, scholarships, value sharing, and international conference participation. In addition, SCU involvement in several network of international universities e.g. ASEACCU (Association of South East and East Asia Catholic Colleges and Universities) and ACUCA (Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia) further expands the university's affiliations so that programs such as student/staff exchange and international conferences become a mandatory agenda in each semester.

  1. Netherlands: Vrije University of Amsterdam, Radboud University, Wageningen University
  2. United States: Youngstown State University Ohio, Bowling Green State University Ohio
  3. Jerman: Leibniz Hannover University
  4. Italia: Universita Della Callabria
  5. Taiwan: Tunghai University, Providence University, Fu Jen Catholic University, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Chang Jung Christian University, Soochow University
  6. South Korea: Namseoul University, Hanyang University, Catholic University of Korea, Soongsil University, Ewha Womans University, Handong Global University
  7. Japan: Sophia University, International Christian University
  8. Vietnam: FPT University
  9. Singapore: National University of Singapore
  10. Malaysia: Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
  11. China: Guangxi Normal University
  12. Thailand: Assumption University of Bangkok, Mahidol University
  13. Philippines: De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, San Beda College, University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Davao University, Miriam College, Ateneo de Manila University
  14. East Timor: Dili Institute of Technology

Student activity units

The Soegijapranata Catholic University has various kinds of Student Activity Units (UKM) which serve as a place for self-actualization of its students. By following UKM, students will not only get quality soft skills, but also organizational skills and self-control that are very useful for the careers of students in the future. Below are list of Student Activity Units owned by Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang.

  1. Sports: Basketball, Football, Tennis, Badminton, Futsal
  2. Art: Choir (Gratia Choir and Gratia Voice), Dance
  3. Entrepreneurship: Soegijapranata Student Cooperative (KOPMA) with an integrated Student Business Center
  4. Hobbies: Bridge, Soegijapranata English Debate Club
  5. Pastoral and Counseling Services: Campus Ministry and Peer Educator
  6. Martial Arts: Karate, Capoiera
  7. Soegijapranata Echo Life (SEL): is a student activity unit that likes to recycle used goods
  8. Student Press Institute (Paraga),
  9. Voluntary Corps (KSR),
  10. Soepra Radio and Television
  11. Racana Soegijapranata (Scouts)

Notable alumni

  1. Hendrar Prihadi (Mayor of Semarang 2013-2015 and 2015-2020)
  2. Dea Rizkita (Putri Indonesia 2017)


In 2008, the Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) got the "B" result for Institutional Accreditation based on Decree No. 050/BAN-PT/Ak-I/Inst/IV/2008 dated April 12, 2008. In 2013, the Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU)got the "B" result for Institutional Accreditation based on Decree (SK) Number 063/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-IV/PT/II/2013 dated February 21, 2013 In 2015, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) was ranked as the 10th best private university (PTS) and ranked 39th in all universities throughout the Ministry of Research Technology version of Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti), Indonesia.

In 2017, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) got the results of "A" for Institutional Accreditation based on Decree No.0384/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/PT/I/2017 dated January 26, 2017 which is valid until January 26, 2022. The achievements of the Soegijapranata Catholic University of Higher Education Institution Accreditation (AIPT) as a benchmark for the quality of higher education were started by the National Higher Education Accreditation Board (BAN-PT) since 2007. Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) which is one of 50 Promising Universities in Indonesia was chosen to start this accreditation, as a pilot project of the BAN-PT Institution Accreditation which was not yet required. As a result, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) obtained the "B" accreditation for the first time based on Decree Number 050 / BAN-PT / Ak-I / Inst / IV / 2008 dated April 10, 2008. Subsequently in 2013, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) maintained the results of "B" for re- Institutional accreditation based on Decree (SK) Number 063/SK /BAN-PT/Ak-IV/PT/II/2013.

In 2016, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) again applied for the third re-accreditation of the Institution and got the "A" result for Institutional Accreditation in 2017 based on Decree No. 0384/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/PT/I/2017 dated January 26, 2017 which is valid until January 26, 2022. This result is inseparable from the participation of the academic community of Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) and the community in building this campus. Previously, in 2014 Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) received an award to enter the Main Research cluster of the Ministry of Research Technology for Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti). Furthermore, in 2015 Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) was ranked as the 10th best private university (PTS) nationally and ranked 39th in all universities throughout Indonesia, the Ministry of Research Technology version of Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti). At the end of 2015, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) again received an award through the library with the receipt of the results of A accreditation from the National Library. Whereas in 2016, Soegijapranata Catholic University (SCU) was trusted by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to be one of 40 universities in Indonesia that held the Professional Engineer Program (PPI). In 2017 the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ministry of Research and Technology and Higher Education) established 26 state and private universities that were accredited A, becoming foster colleges for dozens of private universities that were accredited C. Then in 2018, Unika Soegijapranata was ranked as the 8th best private university (PTS) nationally and ranked 39th in all universities throughout Indonesia in the version of the Ministry of Research Technology of Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti).


No Name Term of Office
1 Dr. A. Suroyo 1982 – 1986
2 Dr. Y. Chr. Purwawidyana, PR. 1986 – 1989
3 Dr. M. Sastrapratedja, SJ. 1989 – 1993
4 Dr. Ir. P. Wiryono Priyotamtomo, MSc., SJ. 1993 – 1996
5 Dr. Al. Purwo Hadiwardaya, MSF. 1996 – 2000
6 Dr. Martinus T. Handoko, FIC. 2000 – 2004
7 Prof. Dr. M. Sastrapratedja, SJ. 2004 – 2005
8 Dr. Y. Bagus Wismanto, Msi. 2005 – 2009
9 Prof. Dr. Ir. Y. Budi Widianarko, M.Sc. 2009 – 2017
10 Prof. Dr. F. Ridwan Sanjaya, SE., S.Kom., MS.IEC 2017 – 2021

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