Universitas Pasundan Bandung, hereinafter will be referred to as UNPAS, was established since November 14th, 1960. UNPAS has well grown and developed into a leading university and become the pride of the community since then. It is proven by its largest number of students enrolled to this university among Kopertis Region IV.
Students do not only come from 33 provinces in Indonesia, but also from other neighbor countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Somalia, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea, Malaysia, Canada, Timor Leste, Uzbekistan, Germany, Japan, China, Tajikistan, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Australia and Kirgizstan. Up until now, UNPAS has 7 faculties, 25 bachelor degree study programs, 7 master degree study programs and 3 doctoral degree study programs.
The large number of students enrolled to the university come from the trust of the community itself. The 2005 Tempo Magazine and 2006 Kompas surveyed and claimed that UNPAS was included in Top 3 most favorite universities in Bandung while the 2007 SWA surveyed that UNPAS was ranked in the top 4 in terms of accreditation and top 25 favorite universities in Java. In the end of 2008, UNPAS was graded in Top 10 private universities in Indonesia and also the 3rd best private universities based on UniRank (http://www.4icu.org/id). UNPAS also get an “A” in terms of accreditation.
Having a lot number of students, UNPAS also has its students involved in various activities. They successfully earned several achievements, both domestically and internationally, including scientific activities, sports, arts, technologies and other community activities. In sports, students of UNPAS have recorded and earned achievements in world championship, such as The World Alpinis Championship in the United States of America, The 2009 International Taekwondo Bronze Medal in The 25th Sea Games in Laos, Vientiane and best winner of Indonesian Gokart in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016, and best Electric Car in 2014 and 2015.
The implementation of University Tridarma, in most study programs, have already reached its great level of internal efficiency. National Accreditation Organization of Higher Education, hereinafter will be referred to as BAN-PT, ranked the indicators received by 14 study programs “A” (PRIME), while the existence of Indonesian Quality Assurance Unit of UNPAS, hereinafter will be referred to as SPMI, has successfully achieved great implementation of Internal Quality Assurance System of university given from Directorate General of Higher Education of Ministry of National Education, hereinafter will be referred to as Dirjen Dikti Kemendiknas, in 2008. The year of 2016 was one of the best years of SPMI in doing its performances, making UNPAS as a leading university among others. At the same time, UNPAS has also hold on a training guidance to those universities whose accreditation is still below “A” (PRIME).
To establish network and implementation of On Campus and support Online Distance Learning, UNPAS has built and completed the infrastructure of Video Conference / Teleconference. The infrastructure itself has already been tested by Dikti and other institution.
Furthermore, the level of acknowledgement and trust from community is growing high, both nationally and internationally. It is proven by the fact that in 2007, UNPAS was already included in the 50 Promising Indonesian Universities and 80 health-based and competitiveness-based universities. Meanwhile, UNPAS also has internationally developed great trust to carry out The Community Empowerment Program from JICA and conduct Mandarin language education in collaboration with Hebei Normal University, People’s Republic of China. UNPAS has placed 8 foreign teachers as well (7 teachers from China and 1 teacher from South Korea).
In 2015, UNPAS became a host of “Annual International Conference (AIC) 2015 Equal Educational Opportunity by U-Learning Technology” for the second time. It was also attended by 14 countries and Rector of UNPAS as Chairman of Steering Committee since the first AIC in Busan, South Korea. In November 2016, similar conference was held in South Africa where Rector was once again mandated to be the third Chairman of Steering Committee. In 2015, UNPAS collaborated with University of Northern Philippines (UNP) to organize International Seminar “International Conference in Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Preservative”.
A joint-degree program between Guangxi Normal University, People’s Republic of China and UNPAS has already began since 2010, while the International Class has been officially opened since the academic year of 2012/2013. Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering UNPAS was the first department to open international class, then followed by Faculty of Economics and Business in 2018, in collaboration with Kyung Hee University, South Korea. There is also dormitory house for students available in Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi no. 19 Bandung and home-stay program between students of UNPAS and Genki Gakuen of Shizouka, Japan and Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
Academic activities are well carried out by experienced teachers. Up until now, according to Higher Education Database, hereinafter will be referred to as PDPT (Pangkalan Data Perguruan Tinggi), UNPAS has approximately 574 teachers who graduated from both domestic and foreign universities. It consists 27 professors, 158 doctoral degrees and 402 master degree. Therefore, with approximately 19.200 students, UNPAS has a balanced teacher ratio, that is 1:35.1. In 2009, UNPAS received a grant for international university promotion through QS Stars while in 2012 received a “Rated for Excellence” three-star award for Employability and Teaching and two-star award for Internalization.
To improve services to foreign students, UNPAS has been establishing International Office (International Cooperation Division) since the academic year of 2010/2011. Furthermore, Communication Studies and Management study program have earned achievement for Best School of Communication and Management three years in a row, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, UNPAS obtained ISO 9001:2008 while in 2017, a new version of ISO 9001:2015 was also obtained by head office and several study programs, such as Food Technology, Management, Public Administration and Biology and Faculty of Law. National Accreditation Committee, hereinafter will be referred to as KAN (Komite Akreditasi Nasional), was also obtained in the same year. Early 2019, there were 201 acquisitions of Intellectual Property Rights, hereinafter will be referred to HAKI (Hak Kekayaan Intelektual), brands and patents. The teachers have received 68 research grants, (50 titles and 18 titles were for community service). This was the most among other private universities in West Java and Banten. UNPAS has also exported 4 machines of Modified Cassava Flour to Fiji Republic.
To facilitate the program of Professional Certification in 2016, UNPAS established a cooperation with the international institution of professional certification, the American Academy of Project Management, in United States of America. This was implemented in 2016 by students graduated in 2016. Some teachers have also obtained these certificates from the institution. Furthermore, based on university’s performance evaluation by Directorate General of Research and Development in mid-July 2016, UNPAS was clustered as UTAMA.
According to Institution of Assessment and Technology Implementation, hereinafter will be referred to as BPPT (Badan Pengkajian and Penerapan Teknologi), UNPAS joined technopreneurship-partner implementation which also support government program to achieve its goal of developed country. In October 2016, UNPAS also joined Nusantara Student Exchange, or called PERMATA (Pertukaran Antarmahasiswa Nusantara). In 2018, UNPAS has both established Profession Certification Institution, or LSP P1, approved by National Profession Certification Institution, or BNSP (Badan Nasional Sertifikasi Profesi) and also Pasundan Halal Center to develop the implementation of Islamic sharia. There are also 10 scientific journals listed in DOAJ and 1 listed in Thomson Reuters.
According to the Decree of the Minister of Research and Technology No. 775/KPT/I/2019, UNPAS officially established Faculty of Medicine which in the academic year 2019/2020 has accepted 50 students so far.