PROFILE: Universitas Lambung Mangkurat
Student Population:Registered Students
Lambung Mangkurat University is located on the capital city of South Kalimantan, Banjarmasin. South Kalimantan is a Province at the southern part of Borneo Island. An island rich in biodiversity and natural resources.
The university has put a considerable effort in research and social responsibilities on wetland management while assisting the regional’s development, the growth of the local industries, the effort to protect the natural resources, and dealing with the environmental issues. These efforts are put forth through the 3 pillars of higher education, they are: instructional activities, research and community services.
The University was first established on 21 September 1958, comprised of 4 Faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, and Faculty of Islamology.
The University became a StateUniversity on 1 November 1960 by the Government Regulations No. 41/1960.
Lambung Mangkurat was named after a vice regent in the Principality of Negara Dipa in the Banjarese Kingdom around the 1400. It is under Lambung Mangkurat’s reign that the Kingdom’s territory stretched from Tanjung Silat to Tanjung Puting.
The university logo consists of the Enggang bird, a gong, a centipede, a ray, a circle, a red-white-yellow color, and a motto. The Enggang bird a native bird which is also known as The Hornbill. In Banjarese culture, it symbolizes power, owning a distant view and foresight. The gong and the yellow color represent public appeal and grandeur. The centipede represents the Banjarese Monarch symbols. The ray symbolizes enlightening. The circle symbolizes happiness. And the motto is ‘waja sampai ka putting’ which is the spirit to fight until the end.
Since 2008, we have been facilitating international students, especially from Sangji University, for regular class enrolment as well as for conducting their research on tropical forest. Lambung Mangkurat University has over 25,000 students. Each has access to the labs, libraries, wifi, canteen and food outlets, and religious centre. Our students are highly spirited personals who take parts in extracurricular activities, scientific and creative student competition at the regional level and nationwide.
There are 10 faculties with over 1,000 lecturers and professors. Our lecturers are master and doctoral graduates from top national and international universities who help create a vibrant learning environment in the faculties of:1. Faculty of Teacher Training and Educational Sciences
2. Faculty of Law
3. Faculty of Economics and Business
4. Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
5. Faculty of Agriculture
6. Faculty of Forestry
7. Faculty of Fisheries and Marince Sciences
8. Faculty of Engineering
9. Faculty of Medical Sciences, and
10. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
We are offering 3 Diploma Programs, 57 Undergraduate Programs, 18 Postgraduate Programs, and 5 Doctoral Programs. We also offer programs as a joint cooperative with other Indonesian top universities, such as:1. Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
2. Brawijaya University, Malang
3. State University of Malang
4. Airlangga University, Surabaya
5. Mulawarman University, Samarinda