Brief Description of UNJ
Written by Jaya martha
A few years after the independence of the country, the Indonesian government identified a great need for teaching staff for all levels and types of school. This had led the government to issuing the Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) or Government Regulations No. 41/1950 that underlined the establishment of BI, BII and PGSLP courses that were meant to prepare secondary school teachers. Later in 1958, under PP No. 51/1958, the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Indonesia or UI was integrated into Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG) or Higher Education Institution for Teachers. In 1961, the Minister of Education launched his decrees no. 6 and 7 of 8 February 1961 based on which the BI and BII courses were integrated into the Faculty of Educational Science (FKIP) of University of Indonesia (UI).
By then, a dualism could be observed regarding the government practices for preparing school teachers with the existence of the Institute of Teacher Training, called IPG, and the FKIP. Such condition reflected the different perspective that the Department of Education and Culture and Department of Higher Education and Sciences or PTIP. To overcome the problem, the Presidential Decree or KEPPRES No. 274/1965 of 14 September 1965 was issued. It announces the establishment of IKIP Jakarta, i.e. the Institute for Teacher Training and Educational Sciences, with its five faculties; namely, the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Exact Sciences Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education, Faculty of Literature and Arts Education, and Faculty of Engineering/Vocational Studies. In fact, the new institution was officially established on May 1963. On August 1999, the institution was assigned a wider scope of responsibilities and authority based on KEPPRES No. 93. It authorized the institution to offer non education study programs to the existing education ones that it originally assigned for. Based on the regulation, IKIP Jakarta was changed legally into Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) – State University of Jakarta. However, UNJ is determined to always maintain its highest commitment in teacher training and education, despite the conversion.
UNJ has several campuses in eastern and southern part of Jakarta. The main campus (Campus A) is located on Jalan Daksinapati Rawamangun (land certificate shown at Annex - 1), East Jakarta, while Campus B is located on Jalan Pemuda Rawamangun, East Jakarta. Three other campuses are located in Southern part of Jakarta; i.e. on Jalan Halimun, Jalan K.H. Ahmad Dahlan and Jalan Setiabudi. Detail existing building at the all campuses presented at annex – 2.
The Vision of UNJ
Developed into a university which grow conforming to its historical background, generating first rate quality educational professionals to serve national education system, expand education science and above it generating non educational staff and expand relevant non education science. The institution is developed by performing religious, modern and efficient entrepreneur spirit, capable to compete and cooperate in the global level.
Mission of UNJ
- Foster and expand science, technology and science capable of improving human quality and environment.
- Foster and develop academic staff, foster qualified, accountable and independent profession and vocation in the education and non education field to be able to deal with future challenges.
- Foster and develop a number of community services in the science, technology and cultural field, also applicable and lucrative culture.
- Foster and develop conducive academic culture to enforce optimal and sustainable human potencies.
- Foster and develop itself to became a university capable of applying entrepreneur principles in its sustained performance.
- Foster and develop entrepreneur culture and profitable cooperation with various institutions, domestic or abroad in implementing ‘Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi’ as a realization of mutual existence to build a better future.
- Foster and develop partnership in implementing regional autonomy.
Objective of UNJ
- Explore and extend education and non education sciences becoming main components in education implementation, research and community service.
- Generate academic staff, profession or vocation in numerous level and types, capable of supporting human resources development and deployment in various levels, types and cases.
- Generate qualified education and non education staff with academic, profession and vocation capabilities.
- Facilitate and implement in service training for education posts and academic supporting staff, domestic or abroad.
- Served science, technology and art for community benefit and demand.
- Facilitate technology services, management and information system for UNJ civitas academic and the community in general.
- Foster partnership in regional capacity enforcement and extension
Currently, UNJ has seven faculties and Post Graduate Program. The seven faculties are Faculty of Education (FIP), Faculty of Literature and Arts (FBS), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Faculty of Engineering (FT), Faculty of Social Sciences (FIS), Faculty of Sport Sciences (FIK) and Faculty of Economics (FE). There are 34 Departments under the faculties that cover 84 Academic Programs. Meanwhile, the Postgraduate Program consists of 8 Master programs and 7 Doctorate programs. UNJ has also several supporting institutions and units. The Institutions are the Research Institution (LP) and the Community Service Institution (LPM). The nine units are the Library, Teacher Certification Center, Educational Development, Language Center, Guidance and Counseling, Computer Center, Learning Resource Center, Campus Security and Order, and Office for International Education. In the near future, UNJ will establish five new centers, namely the Indonesian Center for Economic Education (ICEE), the Inter-University Center for Vocational Education (ICVE), the Center for Language Education Development (CLED), the Center for Early-Childhood Education Development (CECED) and the Center for Islamic Education Development (CIED).
During its long-standing history, from the time of IKIP Jakarta to present time, UNJ has more than 59,534 graduates in its list. They are scattered all over the country performing their services, not only as teachers and educators but also as professionals in non-educational areas. Table 1.1 presents the distribution of graduates by qualifications as of 2003.
Number of Student Graduated Since Establishment
*) Out of UNJ education Program
**) Academic Year 2004-2005