A Brief Profile of Pontianak’s Muhammadiyah University

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The main building of Pontianak’s Muhammadiyah University on Jalan Ahmad Yani No 111, Pontianak, West Kalimantan. Image credit: Ajie Arief

By: Mr KalEng

THE UNIVERSITY of Muhammadiyah Pontianak, West Kalimantan had its beginnings on October 3rd, 1990.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat berdiri pada tanggal 3 Oktober tahun 1990.

The college was initiated by West Kalimantan’s Muhammadiyah Regional Board period 1985-1990.

Pendirian perguruan tinggi ini diprakarsai oleh Pimpinan Wilayah Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Barat periode 1985-1990.

The University of Muhammadiyah Pontianak was inaugurated by Muhammadiyah’s Higher Education Council Mr Djazman Al-Kindi, representing the Central Board of Muhammadiyah.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak diresmikan oleh Ketua Majelis Pendidikan Tinggi Muhammadiyah Djazman Al-Kindi, mewakili Pimpinan Pusat Persyarikatan Muhammadiyah.

In the early days of its establishment, the university had only three faculties (Economics, Agriculture, and Engineering) with limited number of departments, too.

Pada awal pendiriannya, universitas ini hanya memiliki tiga fakultas (Ekonomi, Pertanian dan Teknik) dengan jumlah jurusan yang juga terbatas.

At that time, they was not provided with a building of its own, and academic activities were still conducted in Muhammadiyah Senior High School in Pontianak.

Kala itu, perguruan tinggi ini belum memiliki gedung sendiri, dan kegiatan perkuliahan masih dilakukan di SMA Muhammadiyah di Pontianak.

The University of Muhammadiyah Pontianak just had their own campus building in 1991.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak baru memiliki gedung sendiri di tahun 1991.

The main campus located on Jalan Ahmad Yani No 111, Pontianak, has a total of 9,086 square meters, with 6,637 square meters of building areas.

Kampus yang berada di Jl Ahmad Yani No 111, Pontianak, dibangun di atas lahan seluas 9.086 meter persedi, dengan luas bangunan keseluruhan 6.637 meter persegi.

Still in 1991, the university established the Faculty of Tarbiyah, which subsequently changed its name to Faculty of Islamic Studies in 1996.

Masih di tahun 1991, perguruan tinggi ini membuka Fakultas Tarbiyah, yang kemudian diubah namanya menjadi Fakultas Agama Islam di tahun 1996.

In 2002, Pontianak’s Muhammadiyah University welcomed its first class of Health Sciences Faculty students.

Tahun 2002, Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak memulai kegiatan perkuliahan bagi mahasiswa/mahasiswi Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan.

The University of Muhammadiyah Pontianak’s academic activity is now based on six faculties (Economics, Health Sciences, Educational Sciences, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, as well as Engineering and Islamic Studies) containing a total of 10 departments.

Kegiatan akademik Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak saat ini dijalankan melalui enam fakultas (Ekonomi, Ilmu Kesehatan, Pendidikan dan Ilmu Keguruan, Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan, Teknik dan Agama Islam) dengan total 10 jurusan.

The college is now led by Rector Helman Fachri.

Perguruan tinggi ini sekarang dipimpin oleh Rektor Helman Fachri.***(kalimantan.english@gmail.com)

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