About President University



To be an eminent globally-acknowledged university with an emphasis on the spirit of leadership, based on entrepreneurship, multicultural, and global mindset


  • To provide excellent educational services that prepare students with international standard education and competencies
  • To contribute to the development of science and technology through world class research and studies
  • To contribute to the challenges faced by both local Indonesian and global communities through effective and sustainable community development programs based on entrepreneurship and multicultural mindset
  • To strengthen and bolster personal developments to be creative, innovative, inclusive, and broadminded leaders
  • To develop a professional culture in organizing higher education resources
  • To engage in mutually beneficial teaching, researching, and community development collaborations with both local and global institutions

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 1,700 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 5,000 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 History

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 5,000 students attending President University from Indonesia as well as many other countries. President University has expanded its courses offerings and now offers 14 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 1,700 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.