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Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan Indonesia
    • QS World University Rankings
      1201+
    • QS Stars
      3
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputMedium
    • Student/Faculty Ratio14
    • Tuition Fee1250-2850 USD
    • International Students774
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty2,720

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    Universitas Sumatera Utara(USU) is one of the public universities in Medan, province of North Sumatra, and was the seventh one established in Indonesia. It was originally named Yayasan Universitet Sumatra Utara (Universitet Sumatra Utara Foundation) on 4 June 1952, with Faculty of Medicine as its first faculty built in 20 August 1952. Today, USU is one of the largest universities in Indonesia in terms of land use; the main USU Campus in the Padang Bulan subdistrict of Medan occupies 120 hectares (ha) of land with 90 ha dedicated for the core academic zones, and the Kwala Bekala campus covers a 300 ha area of forest and agriculture.

    USU is recognized as one of the leading universities in Southeast Asia. USU currently has 15 faculties and 1 post-graduate school administering 154 study programs including 47 undergraduate programs, 64 post-graduate programs, 28 specialist programs, and 15 vocational programs.  

    The main campus boasts solid infrastructure and facilities, conducive to a productive life for students and academia. The main library building was certified as one of the nation’s best libraries in terms of service, maintenance, and management (2012). The fifteen faculties/school boasts more than 200 laboratories, strong Wi-Fi connectivity, and modern IT facilities, resources, and services. Student housings, sports building and fields, guest house, cafeterias, shops, banks and post office make up a comprehensive range of on-campus services. Two convention buildings, the Auditorium and Gelanggang Mahasiswa (student stadium), offer amphitheater interiors for large-scale events and graduation ceremonies. A university hospital built in 2008 has now become one of USU’s prominent buildings, with broad range of services offered to the public also boosting medical students’ education.

    The Kwala Bekala Campus, located 15 km from the main campus, is being developed to tap into the enormous potentials of research in North Sumatra’s agricultural, forestry, plantation, and farming sectors. Furthermore, USU manages a 550 ha experimental plantation in the Langkat regency, and is developing a 10,000 ha exemplary forest in Mandailing Natal regency. 

    Welcome to the green campus. Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) is located in the city of Medan, province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Located strategically near the heart of the city, the campus is accessible easily by the various public transports that are both affordable and available widely throughout the city. USU has two campuses; the main campus on Jalan Dr. Mansyur with 120 ha (hectare) area where all the faculties are located, and the Kwala Bekala Campus with 300 Ha area. The Kwala Bekala Campus is located 15 km from the main campus, and is under development to enhance research in agriculture, forestry, farming, and plantation in North Sumatra. The grounds of USU are known for their lush trees and gardens, nourishing a vibrant campus life and wellness activities for students and residents alike.

    USU has implemented environmentally-friendly concept for its buildings across the campus, ranging from classrooms, the university hospital, the library, the auditorium, student housing, international guest house, prayer buildings, and cafeterias. The campus facilitates easy and pleasant movements around for students and staffs; enjoy leisurely strolls across the campus’ green and pedestrian-friendly grounds, hop on one of the free buses that run on schedule, or take advantage of the painless check out process and ride one of the free bike rentals that are conveniently located throughout. With these environmentally-friendly and inclusive study facilities, USU has earned a spot in the top 100+ UI Green Metric in 2020 and will continue to take advantage of its verdant grounds to promote harmony of modern campus life with conscientious green outlook.

    In 2021, USU has recorded more than 43,000 national and international students in enrolment, enjoying some of the best infrastructures in Medan for supporting offline and online learning activities. 48 student life units and services are ready to welcome students eager to enrich their experience through a variety of exciting recreational opportunities. Explore societies and events that accommodate interests on sports, religious studies, organizations, science and technology, student creativity weeks, arts, debating, student entrepreneurship, consultation and counselling, journalism and innovations in communication and information technology.

    Universitas Sumatera Utara offers a selection of bachelor and graduate degree programs that are highly competitive for the academic, research, and vocational sectors. Prospective students are selected, recruited, and accepted through a rigorous and fair system both locally and nationally. The online, computer-based test (CBT) selection process is evaluated by the university and government to ensure a valid and reliable instrument. Accepted students are determined by this system while implementing the principles of fairness, nondiscrimination, accountability, and transparency without preference on background of the students, i.e. gender, religion, ethnicity, race, social status, or economic.

    Enrolment guides for respective programs are available online through https://seleksi.usu.ac.id

    Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) has produced more than 65,000 graduates that are employed in more than a thousand global companies with certified reputations. Strong alumni networks, industrial partnerships, and graduates that have gained international recognitions are ready to support in beginning your exciting life after graduation.

    USU takes pride in producing graduates that are resilient, competitive, creative, and entrepreneurial. Notable alumnis include Yasonna Laoly, the incumbent Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia who has held the position since 2014, H.S Dillon, assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, and Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights, executive director of Partnership Governance Reform in Indonesia and was also founder of The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards, Ahmad Taufan Damanik, a Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, while being Indonesia Representative of Child Rights to the Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) during the period of 2013-2016.  Notable alumni have also become distinguished figures in the Supreme Court of Indonesia, in addition to heads of administrative divisions in North Sumatra such as governors, regents, mayors, and chairman of companies.

    Career and employment consultation for students and alumni of USU is provided by the Pusat Jasa Ketenagakerjaan (PJK; Employment Service Center). PJK’s core function is to serve as information hub on job vacancies and job placement service. The center also holds job fairs, counselling programs, and job application workshops regularly with all information disseminated on social media, job advertisements on periodic student magazine, radio commercials, and major printed media. USU has partnered with more than 400 national, multinational companies and recorded an annual average of 8,000 job seekers. Career counselling services are done in collaboration with these companies and alumni associations, maximizing networking with potential employers to affirm an exciting post-graduation future for students and public alike. 

    About

    Universitas Sumatera Utara(USU) is one of the public universities in Medan, province of North Sumatra, and was the seventh one established in Indonesia. It was originally named Yayasan Universitet Sumatra Utara (Universitet Sumatra Utara Foundation) on 4 June 1952, with Faculty of Medicine as its first faculty built in 20 August 1952. Today, USU is one of the largest universities in Indonesia in terms of land use; the main USU Campus in the Padang Bulan subdistrict of Medan occupies 120 hectares (ha) of land with 90 ha dedicated for the core academic zones, and the Kwala Bekala campus covers a 300 ha area of forest and agriculture.

    USU is recognized as one of the leading universities in Southeast Asia. USU currently has 15 faculties and 1 post-graduate school administering 154 study programs including 47 undergraduate programs, 64 post-graduate programs, 28 specialist programs, and 15 vocational programs.  

    The main campus boasts solid infrastructure and facilities, conducive to a productive life for students and academia. The main library building was certified as one of the nation’s best libraries in terms of service, maintenance, and management (2012). The fifteen faculties/school boasts more than 200 laboratories, strong Wi-Fi connectivity, and modern IT facilities, resources, and services. Student housings, sports building and fields, guest house, cafeterias, shops, banks and post office make up a comprehensive range of on-campus services. Two convention buildings, the Auditorium and Gelanggang Mahasiswa (student stadium), offer amphitheater interiors for large-scale events and graduation ceremonies. A university hospital built in 2008 has now become one of USU’s prominent buildings, with broad range of services offered to the public also boosting medical students’ education.

    The Kwala Bekala Campus, located 15 km from the main campus, is being developed to tap into the enormous potentials of research in North Sumatra’s agricultural, forestry, plantation, and farming sectors. Furthermore, USU manages a 550 ha experimental plantation in the Langkat regency, and is developing a 10,000 ha exemplary forest in Mandailing Natal regency. 

    Welcome to the green campus. Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) is located in the city of Medan, province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Located strategically near the heart of the city, the campus is accessible easily by the various public transports that are both affordable and available widely throughout the city. USU has two campuses; the main campus on Jalan Dr. Mansyur with 120 ha (hectare) area where all the faculties are located, and the Kwala Bekala Campus with 300 Ha area. The Kwala Bekala Campus is located 15 km from the main campus, and is under development to enhance research in agriculture, forestry, farming, and plantation in North Sumatra. The grounds of USU are known for their lush trees and gardens, nourishing a vibrant campus life and wellness activities for students and residents alike.

    USU has implemented environmentally-friendly concept for its buildings across the campus, ranging from classrooms, the university hospital, the library, the auditorium, student housing, international guest house, prayer buildings, and cafeterias. The campus facilitates easy and pleasant movements around for students and staffs; enjoy leisurely strolls across the campus’ green and pedestrian-friendly grounds, hop on one of the free buses that run on schedule, or take advantage of the painless check out process and ride one of the free bike rentals that are conveniently located throughout. With these environmentally-friendly and inclusive study facilities, USU has earned a spot in the top 100+ UI Green Metric in 2020 and will continue to take advantage of its verdant grounds to promote harmony of modern campus life with conscientious green outlook.

    In 2021, USU has recorded more than 43,000 national and international students in enrolment, enjoying some of the best infrastructures in Medan for supporting offline and online learning activities. 48 student life units and services are ready to welcome students eager to enrich their experience through a variety of exciting recreational opportunities. Explore societies and events that accommodate interests on sports, religious studies, organizations, science and technology, student creativity weeks, arts, debating, student entrepreneurship, consultation and counselling, journalism and innovations in communication and information technology.

    Universitas Sumatera Utara offers a selection of bachelor and graduate degree programs that are highly competitive for the academic, research, and vocational sectors. Prospective students are selected, recruited, and accepted through a rigorous and fair system both locally and nationally. The online, computer-based test (CBT) selection process is evaluated by the university and government to ensure a valid and reliable instrument. Accepted students are determined by this system while implementing the principles of fairness, nondiscrimination, accountability, and transparency without preference on background of the students, i.e. gender, religion, ethnicity, race, social status, or economic.

    Enrolment guides for respective programs are available online through https://seleksi.usu.ac.id

    Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) has produced more than 65,000 graduates that are employed in more than a thousand global companies with certified reputations. Strong alumni networks, industrial partnerships, and graduates that have gained international recognitions are ready to support in beginning your exciting life after graduation.

    USU takes pride in producing graduates that are resilient, competitive, creative, and entrepreneurial. Notable alumnis include Yasonna Laoly, the incumbent Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia who has held the position since 2014, H.S Dillon, assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, and Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights, executive director of Partnership Governance Reform in Indonesia and was also founder of The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards, Ahmad Taufan Damanik, a Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, while being Indonesia Representative of Child Rights to the Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) during the period of 2013-2016.  Notable alumni have also become distinguished figures in the Supreme Court of Indonesia, in addition to heads of administrative divisions in North Sumatra such as governors, regents, mayors, and chairman of companies.

    Career and employment consultation for students and alumni of USU is provided by the Pusat Jasa Ketenagakerjaan (PJK; Employment Service Center). PJK’s core function is to serve as information hub on job vacancies and job placement service. The center also holds job fairs, counselling programs, and job application workshops regularly with all information disseminated on social media, job advertisements on periodic student magazine, radio commercials, and major printed media. USU has partnered with more than 400 national, multinational companies and recorded an annual average of 8,000 job seekers. Career counselling services are done in collaboration with these companies and alumni associations, maximizing networking with potential employers to affirm an exciting post-graduation future for students and public alike. 

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    University highlights

    Universitas Sumatera Utara is one of the top Public universities in Medan, Indonesia. It is ranked #1201+ in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2022
      #1201+

    Ranking criteria

    5
    Academic Reputation
    3.2
    Employer Reputation
    15.7
    Faculty Student Ratio
    1.3
    Citations per Faculty
    1.2
    International Faculty Ratio
    2.3
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    38,398

    21%
    79%

    International students
    774

    1%
    99%

    Total faculty staff
    2,720

    42
    2678

    Total students
    38,398

    21%
    79%

    International students
    774

    1%
    99%

    Total faculty staff
    2,720

    2678
    42
    2022
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