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State University of Semarang

Universitas Negeri Semarang
Logo of Universitas Negeri Semarang.jpg
Former names
IKIP Semarang
Motto Universitas Berwawasan Konservasi dan Bereputasi Internasional
Motto in English
Becoming a Conservation University with International Reputation
Type Public
Established 1965
Rector Prof. Dr. Fatur Rokhman, M.Hum
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 35000
Undergraduates 26000
Postgraduates 7000
Location Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Campus Urban
Website []

The Universitas Negeri Semarang (abbreviated UNNES) is a public university in the city of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The university is located in Gunungpati, a highland area of Semarang, Central Java.

Unnes has eight faculties: Education, Language and Arts, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science, Engineering, Sport Science, Economics, and Law.

  • Three petals of Lotus flower in red and white symbolize UNNES spirit in inovating to develop international university based on Pancasila, Indonesian Constitution and Three Pillars of Higher Education.
  • Wings in golden yellow with eight pieces of feather symbolize the dinamic of the university based on eight values of characters conservation: inspiration, humanity, compassion, innovation, creativity, sportivity, honesty and justice.
  • The silhouette of Tugu Muda Monument in between the wings symbolize the spirit of struggle and UNNES identity related with its location: Semarang. The symbol shows that UNNES will grow and develop locally, nationally and internationally without leaving out its social context.
  • UNNES and Universitas Negeri Semarang written in blue symbolize the grandeur of UNNES as house of science which develops civilisation to bring out goodness to the world.


Semarang State University (formerly known as Teachers' Training College) was established in 1965 in Semarang, the old town which is the provincial capital of Central Java. With six colleges and one graduate program, Unnes educates around 21,000 students who are scattered in the levels of Diploma, Bachelor, and Post-Graduate.

Semarang State University started with the establishment of institutions of teacher education over the SMTA. Teacher education institutions are:

BI Course and Course B-II Middelbaar Onderwijzer A Cursus (MO-A) and Middelbaar Onderwijzer B Cursus (MO-B) is an educational institution set up by the Dutch colonial government aims to prepare teacher's SMTP and SMTA. Course MO MO-A and-B was held in Semarang until 1950. MO Course be Course BI-A and MO-B Course Course B-II made that held until 1960.

Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Guidance and Counseling) and High School Sports (STO) On January 1, 1961, BI Course and Course B-II integrated into the University of Diponegoro become a Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Guidance and Counseling). In 1963, the Department of Physical Education which was originally part of the Course B-II was split into the High School Sports (STO), which stands alone under the Ministry of Sports. Teacher and the Science Education Institute (IKIP), Yogyakarta, Semarang branch IKIP IKIP Semarang Semarang During standing, there have been developments as follows:

Extension Course and IKIP Tegal, Semarang branch. Founded in several places, both inside and outside the city of Hyderabad to meet the aspirations of primary teachers, SMTP and SMTA who want to continue studies teacher at the Teachers' Training College Hyderabad.

Integration of educational institutions and the Cultural Construction Updates (LP3K) and Tinggo School Sports (STO) LP3K established by the Ministry of Education and Culture with the aim to relevance formal education in the villages.


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