Trisakti University

Trisakti University (Usakti) is Indonesia's largest private university located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Trisakti University, is the only private university in Indonesia which was established by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Founded on 29 November 1965, the university has more than 20,000 active students and has produced more than 100,000 alumni. Trisakti University currently employs 742 tenured faculty members (82%) and 160 part-time lecturers (18%).[3]

Trisakti University
Universitas Trisakti
MottoTakwa, Tekun, Terampil;
Asah, Asih, Asuh;
Satria, Setia, Sportif
RectorKadarsah Suryadi
Academic staff

6°10′02″S 106°47′36″E
A campus (Main)
B campus (Medical and Dentistry)
F campus (Economics)
Sentul City campus (Economics)
Campus building


Baperki University (1958–1962)

In 1958, Res Publica University was established as Baperki University by Baperki, an organization of Indonesians of Chinese descent.

Res Publica University (1962–1965)

The name "University Res Publica" was taken from a presidential address delivered by President Sukarno, and means "for the public interest". The school was destroyed after the attempted coup in Indonesia, Baperki banned, and Trisakti University established to replace the destroyed university. Many former students were banned over allegations of ties to the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).

Trisakti University (1965-onwards)

There were originally five faculties at Trisakti University:

  • Faculty of Engineering with five departments (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering Architecture and Fine Arts)
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Economics with two subjects (Economics and Accounting)
  • Faculty of Law and Knowledge Society

Since 1980, several additional faculties were established to cope with fast technological development in Indonesia. The university currently has nine faculties.

1998 military shootings

Trisakti University students clash with police forces during the Indonesian riots of May 1998.

The Trisakti shootings (Indonesian: Tragedi Trisakti [ˈtraɡedi trisakˈti], literally "Trisakti Tragedy") occurred at Trisakti University on 12 May 1998. At a demonstration demanding President Suharto's resignation, soldiers opened fire on unarmed protestors. Four students were killed and dozens more were injured. The shootings contributed to widespread student unrest and rioting during the Indonesian Revolution of 1998, which led to the resignation of President Suharto.

The Trisakti Museum was established in commemoration of the incident.[4]

Building and locations

Trisakti has several campuses around Jabodetabek.

University buildings at campus A, Jakarta

Jakarta campuses

  • A Campus is the main campus, located at Jl. Kyai Tapa no. 1 Grogol Jakarta Barat 11440. Administrative Center (Rektorat), Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Mineral Technology, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Arts and Design, and Graduate School Programs.
  • B Campus, located at Jl. Kyai Tapa Kav 262 Grogol Jakarta Barat 11440. Faculty of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Dentistry.
  • C Campus, located at Jl. A. Yani (By Pass) Kav. 85, Rawasari, Jakarta Timur 13210.
  • D Campus, located at Jl. IKPN Tanah Kusir Bintaro Jakarta Selatan 12330. This is the main campus of Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Trisakti (STPT).
  • F Campus, located at Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani No 107 By Pass, Rawasari, Jakarta Timur 13210. This campus has another part of Faculty of Economics.
  • G Campus, located at Jl. Kyai Tapa no. 100 Grogol Jakarta Barat 11440. Trisakti Medical Center and some lecture halls for Faculty of Medical Sciences.

West Java campus

  • Nagrak campus is the largest campus (124 ha), located at Jl. KH. Rafei-Alternatif Cibubur, Km 6, Bogor 16968. Temporary Management Office, Center of Science Technology and Community Development (CSTCD).



The university has nine faculties:

Faculty of Economics and Business

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Economics

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Architecture

Faculty of Industrial Technology

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Informatics and Information Systems

Faculty of Earth Technology and Energy

  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Geology Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering

Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Technology

  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Regional and City Planning

Faculty of Arts and Design

  • Department of Photography
  • Department of Interior Design
  • Department of Product Design
  • Department of Cinematography

Academic profile

Reputation and recognition

Indonesian World Records Museum certificate for Trisakti University's Mechanical Engineering Department, which successfully toured 69 islands in Indonesia, uses a water-in-diesel-fueled fishing boat.[5]

Trisakti University has achieved world recognition in general, and particularly for the quantity and quality level of the job uptake for graduates.

International recognition of the visible courses from Trisakti University has held:

  • Double Degree Bachelor Program on 12 courses with Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA; University of Missouri St. Louis, USA; Curtin University, Sydney, Australia; Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Northampton University, United Kingdom, Koffie Annan Business School The Netherlands, Saxion University of Applied Science of The Netherlands, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia, Inholland University of Applied Science The Netherlands.
  • Double Degree Master of Management at the Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, Markfield Institute of Higher Education UK, La Trobe University in Australia, Prince of Songkla University Thailand, United Emirates University, and the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines.
  • International Class Doctoral Program with the Maastricht School of Management Netherlands, Colorado State University, USA, Markfield Institute of Higher Education UK, La Trobe University in Australia.

In addition, international recognition is characterized by the presence of a number of foreign students from more than five countries. Whereas recognition of the quality nationally marked by the increasing quality of accreditation. In the academic year 2013/2014 of 45 study programs held by Trisakti University were accredited.

In addition, the Faculty of Medicine of Trisakti University, the result of Indonesia physician competency test (UKDI) is good, with a passing grade to 90% equal with other faculty of medicine in leading universities. The Faculty of Medicine Trisakti University is the only faculty of medicine which currently the graduates own certificate from the Center of Work Development and Hiperkes, so that the graduates of the Faculty of Medicine Trisakti University can directly work in the companies.

Next is that the 23 lecturers have national achievement by gaining trust to be a team / resource / jury nationally. Trisakti University lecturers are also trusted from the National Accreditation of University Board - Ministry of National Education is marked by the appointment of 15 tenured faculties of the faculty of the Trisakti University to become national assessors. Some lecturers earn the trust as Assessor of Certification Expertise.

The uptake of the working world can be measured with the alumni position indicator, the waiting span to get a job, the suitability of science, and the recognition of user graduates. Based on the alumni search results year 2013/2014, data showed that the average waiting span to get a job for graduates is less than three months, and considered very good; and good on the attributes of integrity, professionalism, communication, cooperation, self-development, and IT skills ability. This achievement needs to be improved, especially in terms of suitability science.

Quality and quantity uptake world of work cannot be separated from the academic achievements in the form of hard skills and soft skills competence, as well as character development of Trisakti University's graduates. Until the academic year 2013/2014, there are 104.247 graduates who occupy important positions in the country, such as Governor of Jakarta and the Chairman of the House of Representatives. Besides, there are alumni who work abroad, such as in America, Europe, Australia, Canada, Africa, Middle East, China, Malaysia and Singapore.


In the field of research, in 2013 and 2014 Trisakti University won the competition to obtain a grant from the Directorate of Research and Community Services, Dikti, total of 39 studies, with details MP3EI 2 studies, 3 Fundamental research grants, competitive grants: 11 studies, Leading Research Universities: 20 studies, RAPID: 1 and 2 studies Doctoral dissertation. Lecturers involved in 38 research over 120 lecturers of 742 lecturers at 16% overall. Additionally, obtained funds from outside of the ministry as much as Rp 283.400.000 and €18,156 or equivalent to Rp 290.496.000.

Trisakti University also fund research conducted in each faculty lecturer in 216 studies, carried out by 277 lecturers and 70 students. So, the total of 252 research studies conducted at Rp 5.946.067.000. This amount has been far beyond the standard AIPT average amount of research funding per faculty per year to Rp 13 million (> Rp. 3 million). Although in terms of the amount of research still needs to be improved further.

The increase in the number and amount of research funding that can be obtained from the Dikti is possible because since 2012, in terms of research, Trisakti University inserted into the top by the Dikti, which means that Trisakti University has been appointed as the manager of the research program of decentralization of funds from Ditjen Dikti and have Internal Reviewer for that decentralization program.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) obtained Trisakti University in the academic year 2013/2014 amounted to 20. The good news in the field of research also occurred in the academic year 2013/2014 in which there is scientific papers presented at a national seminar were 58 papers and 18 papers at international seminars.

Community service

According to the vision and mission of the Institute of Community Services (LPKM), which refers to the vision and mission of the university, the purpose of LPKM is to support and accelerate the creation of a prosperous society and its environmental sustainability. During the academic year 2013/2014 Trisakti University planned to implement the program amounted to 416 programs consisting of as many as 341 mono-discipline programs and multi-disciplinary program of 75 courses, or 115.2% of the plan, meaning there is an additional 15.2% as much as 55 activities. Lecturers involved in the implementation of the PKM program with a record number of 1.246 faculty lecturer can carry out more than one activity, while the number of students involved are 274 people.

Institute for Community Services is very responsive to emergency natural disasters that often occur in Jakarta, especially in Tambora Village, Bambu Utara Village, Tanjung Duren Utara Village, Jembatan Besi Village, Jati Pulo Village, Duri Pulo Village, Wijaya Kusuma Village, Jelambar Baru Village and Petojo Utara Village. In addition to regular PKM, there is also a working visit from Terengganu Malaysia University on 24–29 March 2014, chaired by Prof. Madya, Dr. Nur Azura Bt Sanusi.

The community service program is performed by students from various faculties / courses that exist in the scope Trisakti University in the form of Independent Business Class program - Science Applied Technology (KUM-ITT). In the academic year 2013/2014 KUM-ITT program has been implemented in six villages locations of three districts in Pandeglang, Banten. KUM-ITT program was attended by 135 students who have passed the selection. The number of programs that have been implemented in KUM- ITT are 144 programs include 10 programs Applicable Technology (TTG) and other programs in the fields of law, health, economic, environmental, social, physical, and others.

Out of 77 multi-disciplinary programs, academic year 2013/2014 that work well and there is a link between the program with one another in terms of its integration in a multi-discipline in accordance with the substance of each well completion and management program implementation refers to the participation of technology.

At the international level, Community Services Institute cooperated with Colorado State University, especially in the field of Community Development.

Notable alumni and academics

Academics and scientists

  • Ir. Henri Uranus, M.T., Ph.D. (Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia)[6]
  • Ir. Iman Herwidiana Kartowisastro, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Vice Rector Academic Development & Provost, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia)[7]
  • Ir. Theresia Widya Suryaningsih, M.M. (First Rector, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia)[8]
  • Prof. Wenny Rahayu[9] (Head of School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University, Australia)[10]

Business people

  • Andre Rosiade, S.E., (Popular business people


  • Haris Azhar (Advocate, Director of Lokataru Foundation, Lecturer for Law Faculty of Trisakti University and Sekolah Tinggi Hukum Jentera Indonesia, Head of Human Rights Division on Indonesian Bar Association, Former Coordinator of KontraS, Former of Executive Member of FORUM ASIA)
  • Usman Hamid (Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Former Coordinator of Kontras)


  • Dr. Marga Tjoa (Indonesian writer in popular romance and children's literature)
  • Dr. Mira Widjaja (novelist)
  • Dr. Nova Riyanti Yusuf (novelist, psychiatrist, member of People's Representative Council, 2009-2014)

Media and artists

  • Griffiths Anna (TV actor)
  • Lukman Sardi (actor)
  • Bunga Citra Lestari (actress)
  • Maria Harfanti (Miss Indonesia 2015)
  • Alya Rohali (Puteri Indonesia 1996)
  • Marissa Haque (actress)
  • Hilbram Dunar (TV presenter)
  • Sarah Sechan (actress)
  • Pica Wiriahardja (newscaster)
  • Ibrahim Imran (singer)
  • Happy Salma (actress)
  • Gista Putri (actor)
  • Jessica Iskandar (actress)
  • Igo Pentury (Winner Indonesian Idol 2010)
  • Kerent Pagustian (Musicians)
  • Arief Muhammad (novelist)
  • Putri Titian (actress)
  • Mira Widjaja (author)



  • Ir. Bobby Gafur Umar, MBA (Head of The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (2012–present, Chief Executive Officer of Bakrie & Brothers Tbk.)[11]

Public servants

• Muhammad Sapta Murti, Deputy for Legislations, Ministry of State Secretariat of RI

Sport people

• Rudy Hartono (Badminton)

Notable academics

  • Ir. Djiteng Marsudi (President Director of Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia, 1995-1998)
  • Prof. Ir. Syamsir Abduh, MM, PhD (Member of National Energy Board, Indonesia)[12]
  • Sofyan Basir (President Director of Bank Negara Indonesia 2005–2010, President Director of Perusahaan Listrik Negara 2014-now)
  • Ir. Hendra Santika, M.M (director of development Aneka Tambang ANTAM)
  • Cahaya Dwi Rembulan Sinaga (Bank Mandiri commissioner)
  • Pataniari Siahaan (Bank Negara Indonesia BNI commissioner)


In June 1966, Trisakti University began using the symbol of a trident which was decided after holding a contest. The symbol is a refinement by Eko Purwoto, who was assigned to make improvements to the designs that came from the contest.

The trident logo covers:

  • Political sovereignty
  • Governmental economy
  • Indonesian culture


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