Where Tomorrow's Leaders Come Together
President University is a 100% English-speaking higher education institution in Indonesia, which was established to become a research and development center in the region and to set a new benchmark in Indonesian higher education. Specifically, the university was formed to create an institution of learning, which would prepare the future leaders of industry and society by giving them the skills and experiences necessary to excel upon graduation.
According to one of the founders of President University and also the Chairman of Jababeka Group, Mr. Setyono Djuandi Darmono, President University was built for two reasons: to become a research and development center and to set a new benchmark in Indonesian higher education. The founders of President University laid down the foundation and groundwork to ensure that President University will develop into a great institution of learning where students from all parts of the world can acquire knowledge and develop into useful yet responsible citizens and future leaders.
President University is strategically located in Jababeka Education Park in Kota Jababeka, just 45-minute drive to the east of Jakarta, Indonesia. The Jababeka Industrial Estate is one of the largest and integrated industrial areas in South East Asia and a home of 1700 multinational companies from 30 countries, i.e. USA, CANADA, Germany, France, UK, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia, surrounds it. The companies, amongst the others are L’Oreal, Unilever, Samsung, Mattel, ICI Paint, and Kraft, can be leveraged as a “living laboratory” for our students and faculty members to develop practical solutions for real-life companies, and also serve as a limitless pool of internship/on-the-job training opportunities for the students.
As a relatively young university with about 4,500 total students at the moment, not only are the classes conducted in English to instill global perspectives and improve competitiveness, but President University is also equipped with an international-standard curriculum which was prepared and developed by world-class academics. This is in line with the university’s vision to become a world-class university that produces leaders in their respective fields and communities.
The conceptual plan of President University was first formulated in September 1997 by S. D. Darmono, the Chairman of Jababeka Group and Prof. Donald W. Watts, who was the President of Bond University, Queensland and Vice Chancellor of Curtin University, Western Australia. The goal of their proposed University was to create an institution of learning which would prepare future leaders of industry and society by giving them the skills and experience necessary to excel upon graduation.
The institution was officially operated in 2001, offering a Bachelor of Engineering degree. At that time, the institution was called the Cikarang School of Engineering (Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Cikarang). On April 16, 2004, the Ministry of Education granted President University official status as a full-fledged university.
Although as a relatively young university, President University (PresUniv) is growing at a tremendous rate every year. There are now approximately 7,500 students attending President University from Indonesia as well as many other countries. President University has expanded its courses offerings and now offers 32 different majors in subjects ranging from Industrial Engineering to Public Relations.
President University is located in Jababeka Education Park in Kota Jababeka, surrounded by Jababeka Industrial Estate with more than 1,500 national as well as multinational companies such as Unilever, Mattel, Samsung, Mulia, ICI Paints, and others. Its location also allows students to make use of world-class facilities such as the Jababeka Golf & Country Club and the President Executive Club.
To be a world class university that produces leaders in their fields and communities.
To educate future generations through the transfer of skills and knowledge in order to build character and wisdom.
Setyono Djuandi Darmono
S.D. Darmono as Founder and Chairman Jababeka Group, as well as founder and Chairman Board of Trustee of President University Foundation. He is the Chairman of PATA (Pacific Asia Tourism Association), Chairman The Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation, Chairman Tidar Heritage Foundation, Chairman IJIN (Indonesia Japan Investors Network), Chairman IABC (Indonesia Australia Business Council) in 2008 - 2013, Chairman PT. TWC Borobodur Prambanan UNESCO World Culture Heritage in 2008 - 2013. He is the recipient of Ernst & Young Awards (2004), Indonesia CEO's Choice of The Year of The Indonesia Business Leader Awards - CNBC (2005).
Ir. Kis Daryono, M.Sc, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D
Ir. Kis Daryono, M.Sc, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D served as the Rector of Cikarang School of Engineering, President University (2001-2003). Ir. (Electrical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology); M.Sc in Electrical Engineering (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA); M.A in Development Education (Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA); M.Sc in Sociology (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA), Ph.D in Sociology (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA).
Professor Donald Watts
Prof. Donald Watts was the first Rector of Curtin University and one of the founders of Bond University, the first private university in Australia. He is a widely respected educator in both Australia and Indonesia. He serves as the International Counselor of President University.
Professor Brian C. L. Lee
Professor Brian C. L. Lee is currently in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Nanyang Technological University [NTU] Singapore since 1981. He received his Bachelor degree and Master of Engineering Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
The sixth President of the Republic of Indonesia serves as an adviser in the development of President University. He dedicates to improve the education system in Indonesia by implementing numerous reforms and encouraging innovation.
Prof. Dr. Juwono Sudarsono
Prof. Dr. Juwono Sudarsono served as Vice Governor of The National Defense College (Lemhannas), 1995-1998; Minister of State for the Environment under President Soeharto, 1998; Minister of Education and Culture under President B.J. Habibie, 1998-1999; Minister of Defense under President Abdurrahman Wahid (the first civilian to occupy this position in 50 years), 1999-2000; Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Megawati Soekarnoputri, 2003-2004; and Minister of Defense under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 2004-2009. He now serves as one of the honorary advisors to President University.
Prof. Dr. Syamsuddin Mahmud
Prof. Dr. Syamsuddin Mahmud, is the former Governor of Aceh (1993-2000) and the member of special advisory team for former President of Republic of Indonesia, B.J. Habibie in 1998. He now serves as one of the honorary advisors to President University.
Prof. Dr. Ermaya Suradinata
Prof. Dr. Ermaya Suradinata served as the Governor of The National Defense College (Lemhannas). He now serves as the Chairman of President University.