Universitas Islam Indonesia
Universitas Islam Indonesia
الجامعة الاسلامية الاندونيسية
Islamic University of Indonesia logo.png
Universitas Islam Indonesia Emblem
MottoBerilmu Amaliyah, Beramal Ilmiah
EstablishedJuly 8, 1945[1] (as Sekolah Tinggi Islam – Islamic Higher School)
November 3, 1947 (as Universitas Islam Indonesia)
RectorProf. Fathul Wahid, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Jalan Kaliurang KM. 14.4, Sleman, Yogyakarta (main campus)
Jalan Taman Siswa No. 158, Yogyakarta City (Faculty of Laws campus)
Jalan Prawiro Kuat, Condong Catur, Sleman, Yogyakarta (Faculty of Economics campus)
Jalan Cik Di Tiro No.1, Terban, Gondokusuman, Yogyakarta City (Other Campus)
CampusSpecial Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
ColorsUII Blue  

Islamic University of Indonesia (Universitas Islam Indonesia, abbreviated as UII) is a national private university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was established on 27 Rajab 1364 (Islamic calendar) or on 8 July 1945 as Islamic Higher School (Sekolah Tinggi Islam or STI) by political figures of the day including Dr. Mohammad Hatta, Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Roem, Wahid Hasyim, and Abdul Kahar Muzakir. STI developed into a university called Universitas Islam Indonesia on 14 December 1947. Historically, UII is the first private university in Indonesia established after Indonesian independence and considered by some as the oldest private university in the country,[2] although Jakarta Theological Seminary actually precedes it in 1934.

The university seat is in Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta,[3] and has a number of campuses within Yogyakarta city.


In 1945, a general assembly meeting of the Masjoemi (Majelis Sjoero Moeslimin Indonesia) was held. The meeting was attended by political figures including Dr. Muhammad Hatta (the first vice president of Indonesia), Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Roem, and Wachid Hasyim. One of the decisions of this meeting was the establishment of Sekolah Tinggi Islam (STI-Islamic Higher School). STI began operating on July 28, 1945 and developed into a university called Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) on November 3, 1947.

UII had faculties of Religion, Law, Education, and Economics, which began operations in June 1948. About seven months later, UII was forced to close due to the Dutch military invasion. Many students and staff members joined the Indonesian military force to repel the invasion. In the early 1950s, shortly after the war, UII had to move its classes around the city of Yogyakarta, even using part of the Sultan's Palace and some of the faculty members' houses as classrooms.

UII saw much improvement between 1961 and 1970 under the leadership of Prof. R.H.A. Kasmat Bahuwinangun (1960–1963) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Sardjito (1964–1970). During his term in office, Bahuwinangun helped develop UII's Faculty of Islamic Studies and Faculty of Tarbiyah as well as expanding to Purwokerto to establish the Faculty of Law and Syari'ah.

From 1964 to 1970, under the leadership of Dr. Sardjito (a leading medical doctor), UII expanded to encompass 22 faculties: five were in Yogyakarta. The rest were in three provinces: Central Java (Solo, Klaten, and Purwokerto); and West and North Sulawesi (Gorontalo). The areas of study offered were Economics, Law, Islamic Law (Syari'ah), Islamic Education (Tarbiyah), Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmacy. However, when government regulations prevented UII from maintaining educational activities outside Yogyakarta, UII had to close its branch campuses. Some of them became associated with local institutions, including the Faculty of Medicine, which was closed in 1975.

In the early 1970s to 1982, UII saw extensive physical development of its offices and faculty buildings, beginning with the current central office on busy Cik di Tiro Street. This construction was followed by the development of three other campuses throughout the city. During this period, several of UII's faculties acquired accreditation and initiated collaboration with national and international entities, including Gadjah Mada University, King Abdul Azis University of Saudi Arabia, and The Asia Foundation.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, UII has been developing an integrated campus in Sleman regency, in the northern part of the province of Yogyakarta. Most of UII's faculties and buildings will eventually be on these 25 hectares of land.

Facilities and infrastructure

Central Library

The Central Library has a collection of more than 250,000 books and consists of circulated books from faculties in integrated campus, in Kaliurang Road, Yogyakarta. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) can be accessed here. Library portal, designed for students and researchers to view collections, is accessible here.

Ulil Albab Mosque

The mosque is the main building at the heart of integrated campus daily life. Studies and the entire activities schedule of the mosque can be accessed here.

Kahar Muzakir Auditorium

The auditorium is a multifunctional building both students and the community can utilize it. Auditorium usage schedule information can be found here.

Islamic Boarding School of the Universitas Islam Indonesia

Is one of innovations made to link the religion and academic life within students. You can explore the online work of the students on their site pages here.

Jogja International Hospital or Rumah Sakit JIH

Is one of Waqf Foundation of Universitas Islam Indonesia can present to the public as excellent medical services. Related information for patients and business partners can be obtained through the web page of the hospital here.

Apotek Polifarma

Provides health facilities for students and surrounding communities. Medical services by doctors are provided at certain hours.

Public Lecture Building

Is a building that was built for the activities of lectures in large rooms, also for national seminars, and other activities. The building is named Prof. Dr. dr. M. Sardjito, MD, MPH, UII Rector between 1963–1970.

UII Career Center

Is a unit under Direktorat Pemasaran, Kerja Sama, dan Alumni (DPKA) Field III of Universitas Islam Indonesia. UII Career Center established at May 12, 2003 and since 2006 UII Career Center is inaugurated by Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Republic of Indonesia as special job fair of Department of Manpower and Transmigration, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.

Sports Arena or GOR

Is the latest building owned by UII. The very representative building with capacity of approximately 600 people, GOR has facilities for one basketball court and 3 badminton courts which can be enjoyed by the students or the general public.

Student Convention Center

Has now been completed and officially handed over from the Foundation for Waqf Board.

Students Housing Facilities or Rusunawa

Is a new building built from the Ministry of Housing grant and has been submitted to Universitas Islam Indonesia at the end of the year 2007. This Rusunawa capacity of 300 students who are temporarily reserved for student activities.

Center for International Language and Cultural Studies (CILACS)

Is language training center and cultural studies under Universitas Islam Indonesia which committed to play a role in the improvement of language skills.

Unisi 104.75 FM

Is one of earliest radio broadcasts in universities in Yogyakarta.

Cyberspace Internet café

Is located in the Basement of Rectorate Building in integrated campus area. In this facility, students can request access to integrated hotspots.

Faculties and programs

Faculty Program
Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Economics and Finance
  • PhD in Economics
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Corporate Management
  • Diploma in Finance and Banking
Faculty of Law
  • Law
  • Legal Advocate Profession
  • Master of Law
  • Master of Notaries
  • PhD in Law
Faculty of Islamic Science
  • Islamic Education
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Economics
  • Master of Islamic Education
  • PhD in Islamic Law
Faculty of Medicine
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Profession
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacist Profession
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
Faculty of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Master of Psychology
  • Psychologist Profession
  • Communication
  • International Relations
  • English Language Education
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Architecture
  • Architect Profession
  • PhD in Civil Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Master of Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Informatics
International Program Archived 2012-04-11 at the Wayback Machine
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Business and Economics
  • Law
  • Communication
  • International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Economics
  • Ahwal Syakhshiyah

Partnerships and collaboration

With long-term plans towards a world-class university, UII has collaborated with other institutions.

Academic collaborations have been conducted with universities, local and overseas. This has taken the form of student and staff exchange, joint research and internship programs. The student and staff exchange, along with joint research, has been conducted with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Woosong University of Korea, Hokkaido University, Wollongong University, Hannseidel Foundation, Universitas Bina Nusantara, George Mason University, and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa to name but a few.

UII has been working with International Internships in Australia to facilitate students from Australia to experience a working environment in Indonesia. The students come from Monash University, Sunshine Coast University, Macquarie University and Deakin University, among others.

UII has an agreement with the Australian Consortium for In Country Indonesian (ACICIS) which help students from Australia to take program courses in Indonesia. The collaboration covers the area of development in thought, such as the collaboration with International Institute of Islamic Thought on Epistemology.

UII has worked with other institutions to enhance its application of academic programs developed in the university. The institutions include national private and government institutions, both local and from overseas.

Dress code

In 2001 the university began requiring female students to wear the jilbab (hijab headcovering); before that students had the choice of whether or not to wear it. In March 2005 the university added requirements detailing four acceptable styles of hijab. According to Eve Warburton of Inside Indonesia, opinion on staff and students was divided, and some professors stated that they did not wish to enforce it.[2]


  1. ^ "Universitas Islam Indonesia" (in Indonesian). SRV4 PDDIKT: Pangkalan Data Pendidikan Tinggi. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ a b Warburton, Eve (January–March 2007). "No longer a choice". Inside Indonesia (89 ed.). Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu (2010-02-18), "Under Indonesia's Surface, An Intricate Quilt of Faiths.(Foreign Desk)(YOGYAKARTA JOURNAL) (Hindu temple found in the Universitas Islam Indonesia)", The New York Times: A7(L), ISSN 0362-4331