In 1950s, actually there were some higher education institutions like Faculty of Technique and Faculty of Science which were part of the Universitas Padjadjaran (Universitas Indonesia) and Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG) in Bandung. However, the society demanded a state university that can provide a variety range of disciplines. A huge attention from the local and central government to build a state university in Bandung was increasing, particularly when Bandung was appointed to be the host for Asia-Afrika Conference in 1955.
Therefore, on October 14th, 1956, Committee for Establishing a Universitas Padjadjaran (Panitia Pembentukan Universitas Negeri) was formed. This committee was formed at Balai Kotapraja Bandung. On the second meeting on December 3rd, 1956, the committee appointed a delegation including Prof. Muh. Yamin, Mr. Soenardi, Mr. Bushar Muhammad, and other West Java’s prominent figures. The delegation have a responsibility to deliver the West Java people’s aspiration about establishing a state university in Bandung to the government, House of Representatives of Bandung City and Bandung Regency, the governor of West Java, the President of Universitas Padjadjaran, the chief of parliament, Minister of PPK, and the President of Republic of Indonesia.
Delegates had successfully carried out their duties properly, so the government through Ministerial Decree No. KDP. 11 181 / S dated February 2, 1957, decided to establish the State Committee for Establishment of the State University (PNPUN) in Bandung.
The faculty has the main library at Jatinangor campus and libraries at each department of the faculty as well as the library at Hasan Sadikin Hospital. The main library in A3 has 31000 holdings (textbooks, national and international journals, newsletter, magazine, dissertation/thesis/final papers). Besides those, the library has electronics journals which provides 300 titles. The library has air-conditioned rooms, reading rooms (100 users capacity), computer facilities connected to the internet to access electronic journal (e-library).
Kampus Iwa Koesoemasoemantri, Jalan Dipati Ukur 35
45363 West Java
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