About UIN

Brief History of University

On June 1, 2007 UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta celebrate the “golden anniversary”. For half a century, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has been carrying out its mandate as an institution of learning and transmitting knowledge, research institution that supports the development process of the nation, and as a community service institutions that contribute programs to increase social welfare. For half a century it anyway, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has gone through several periods of history so that now it has become one of the leading Islamic universities in Indonesia. In the short history of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta can be divided into several periods, namely the period of pioneering, period IAIN faculty al-Jami’ah, IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah period, and the period of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah.
Pioneering Period

State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta stipulated by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 031 of 2002. The history of the establishment of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta is a chain of historical development of Indonesian Islamic universities in responding to the needs of modern Islamic higher education began long before Indonesia’s independence. In the Dutch colonial era, Dr. Satiman Wirjosandjojo, one Muslim scholar, recorded once tried to set up a boarding school as an institution of higher education Luhur Islam. However, this attempt failed because of resistance from Dutch colonizers.

Five years before the proclamation of independence, Islamic Religious Teachers Association (PGAI) in Padang establish Islamic High School (STI). STI only run for two years (1940-1942) because of the Japanese occupation. Indonesian Muslims never stop voicing the importance of higher education Islam for Muslims who are the majority of Indonesian occupation. Japanese occupation government then promised to the Muslims to establish the religion of Higher Education Institutions in Jakarta. Japan’s promise that Muslim leaders responded by forming a foundation in Muhammad Hatta as chairman and Muhammad Natsir as secretary.

On July 8, 1945, to coincide with the 27 Rajab 1364, the foundation established the Islamic High School (STI). STI is domiciled in Jakarta and led by Abdul Kahar Mudzakkir. Several other Muslim leaders participate instrumental in the establishment and development of STI. They include Drs. Muhammad Hatta, KH. Kahar Mudzakkir, KH. Wahid Hasyim, KH. Mas Mansur, KH. Fathurrahman Kafrawi, and Farid Ma’ruf. In 1946, STI was moved to Yogyakarta following the State Capital removals from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. In line with the development of increasingly large STI, on March 22, 1948 the name was changed to STI Indonesian Islamic University (UII) with the addition of new faculty-fakulta. Up to 1948, the university has four faculties, namely (1) Faculty of Religion, (2) Faculty of Law, (3) Faculty of Economics, and (4) of the Faculty of Education.

The need for functional personnel in the Department of Religion became an important backdrop establishment Islamic colleges. To meet these needs, the Faculty of Religion UII separated and transformed into the College of Islamic Studies (PTAIN) and-as the name suggests-bersastus country. This change is based on Government Regulation (PP) No. 34 in 1950. In the preamble stated that PTAIN aims to provide a high level of teaching Islamic studies and become a center for the development and deepening of knowledge of Islam. Based on the regulation, the so PTAIN set on 26 September 1950. PTAIN led KH. Muhammad Adnan with data on the number of students per 1951 as many as 67 people. In that period PTAIN has three departments, namely the Department of MT, the Department Qadla (Shariah) and the Department of Da’wah.

Composition course at that time consisted of Arabic, Introduction to Religious Studies, Fiqh and Usul Fiqh, Tafsir, Hadith, Kalam Science, Philosophy, Mantiq, Akhlaq, Sufism, Comparative Religion, Propagation, Tarikh Islam, History of Islamic Culture, Science and Education Culture, Life Sciences, Introduction to Law, Principles of Public and Private Law, Ethnology, Sociology, and Economics. Students who pass the baccalaureate and doctoral each get a Bachelor of Art (BA) and doctorandus (Drs). Composition of the College of the course is the main study Islamic university that continued until the period much later. Academic degrees are offered also persisted until the 1980s.
ADIA period (1957-1960)

Needs of functional areas of Islamic religious teachers in accordance with the demands of modernity in the 1950s to encourage the Department of Religious Affairs established the Academy of Sciences of Religion (ADIA) in Jakarta. ADIA was established on June 1, 1957 with the purpose of educating and preparing for civil servants in order to get a college education diploma and semi college to become a teacher of religion, both for public schools, vocational schools, as well as religious schools. In consideration of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta is a continuation of ADIA, the anniversary of ADIA June 1, 1957 set as the anniversary or the anniversary of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. Just like college in general, a period of study at ADIA is 5 years which consists of semi academy level 3-year and 2-year college level.

ADIA has three departments, namely the Department of Religious Education, Arabic Language Department, and the Department of Da’wah wal Irshad, also known as Imam Army Special Programs. ADIA curriculum composition is not much different from the curriculum PTAIN with some additional courses for the benefit of functional staff. The full composition was Indonesian, Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Teacher Training, Culture Science General and Indonesia, the Islamic Cultural History, Tafsir, Hadith, Musthalah Hadith, Fiqh, Usul Fiqh, Tarikh constitution, Islam, Science Kalam / Mantiq, Science Akhlaq / Sufism, philosophy Science, Science of Comparative Religion, and Education Society. ADIA leadership entrusted to Prof. Dr. H. Mahmud Yunus as dean and Prof. H. Bustami A. Gani as Vice Dean.

There are two main characteristics ADIA. First, in accordance with its mandate as a service academy, students attending ADIA limited to student learning task. They diselekasi of employees or religious teacher in the Department of Religion comes from the regional representatives throughout Indonesia. Secondly, in accordance with its mandate to prepare teachers of modern religion, responsibility for managing and providing ADIA budget comes from the Bureau of Religious Education (Japenda) Department of Religion which at that time had the task of managing madrasah and Islamic religion teachers prepare modern in public schools.
Faculty period IAIN al-Jami’ah Yogyakarta (1960-1963)

Within a decade, PTAIN showed encouraging developments. Total students PTAIN more and more with areas of studies are increasingly widespread. Students PTAIN not just come from various parts of Indonesia, but also come from neighboring countries such as Malaysia. The increasing number of students and the widespread area of ​​studies requires expansion and additions, both in terms of institutional capacity, faculties and departments as well as the composition of the subjects. To meet these needs, ADIA in Jakarta and Yogyakarta PTAIN integrated into an institution of higher education Islamic religious country. The integration accomplished with the release of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Regulation No. 11 of 1960 dated August 24, 1960 to coincide with the two-Awwal 1380 AH. Presidential Regulation is at once changing and setting changes the name of PTAIN into the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) al-Jami’ah al-Islamiya al-Hukumiyah. IAIN inaugurated by Minister of Religion in Building Kepatihan Yogyakarta.
IAIN With Wider Mandate

IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta as one of the oldest IAIN Indonesia which took place in the capital Jakarta, occupies a unique and strategic position. He not only became “Islam in Indonesia Window”, but also sebaga symbol for the progress of national development, especially in the field of socio-religious development. In an effort to integrate general knowledge and religious knowledge, this institution began to develop themselves with the concept of IAIN with a broader mandate (IAIN with Wider Mandate) towards the establishment of the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. This conversion step began intensified during the leadership of Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra, MA with the opening of the Department of Psychology and Mathematics Education in the Faculty of MT, as well as the Department of Economics and Islamic Banking at the Faculty of Shariah in the academic year 1998/1999. To further solidify this conversion, in 2000 opened Agribusiness Studies Program and Information Engineering in collaboration with the Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Program Management Studies and Accounting. In 2001 inaugurated the Faculty of Psychology and Dirasat Islamiyah in cooperation with Al-Azhar, Egypt. Efforts will be conducted in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) as a development financier modern campus; McGill University through the Canadian International Development Agencis (CIDA); Leiden University (INIS); Al-Azhar University (Cairo); King Saud University (Riyadh); University of Indonesia; Bogor Agricultural University (IPB); Ohio University; Indonesian Institute of America (LIA); Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Bank BNI; Mu’amalat Bank Indonesia (BMI); and universities and other institutions.

A step change in shape IAIN to UIN government gets recommendations by the signing of the Joint Decree (SKB) between the Minister of National Education No. 4 / U / KB / 2001 and the Minister of Religious Affairs No. 500/2001 dated November 21, 2001. Furthermore, through its letter No. 088 796 / MPN / 2001 dated 22 November 2001, the Director General of Higher Education Ministry of Education provides the opening on 12 courses covering social science courses and exact sciences, namely Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting, Management, Social Economics of Agriculture / Agribusiness, Psychology, Language and English Literature, Library Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Along with that, the draft Presidential Decree on the Conversion of IAIN to UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has also received the recommendations and considerations of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform RI and the Director General of Budget Ministry of Finance Decree No. 02 / M-PAN / 1/2002 dated January 9, 2002 and No. S -490 / MK-2/2002 dated February 14, 2002. These recommendations are the basis for the release of Presidential Decree No. 031 dated May 20, 2002 on the Amendment IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta became UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta.
Period UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (Starting May 20, 2002)

With the release of Indonesia Presidential Decree No. 031 dated May 20, 2002 IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta officially changed to UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. The inauguration made by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Hamzah Haz, on June 8, 2002 in conjunction with the anniversary ceremony of the 45th and 9th Lustrum and the first pole erection construction of Campus UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta through the funds of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). One more step UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta add faculty is the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Public Health Study Program) in accordance with the decree of the Minister of National Education No. 1338 / D / T / 2004 of 2004 dated 12 April 2004 on the Implementation permission of Public Health Study Program (S1 ) at the State Islamic University and the Director General of the Islamic Religious Institutions of the operating license of Public Health Study Program Undergraduate Program (S1) at the State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta No. Dj.II / 37/2004 dated May 19, 2004.

As a form of reintegration science, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta since the academic year 2002/2003 establishes the names of the faculty as follows:

1. Faculty and Teaching Tarbiyah
2. Faculty of Adab and Humanities
3. Faculty Ushuluddin
4. Faculty of Shariah and Law
5. Faculty of Da’wa and Communication Sciences
6. Faculty Dirasat Islamiyah
7. Faculty of Psychology
8. Faculty of Economics and Business
9. Faculty of Science and Technology
10. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
11. Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
12. Graduate School

Until 2008 graduation 85th UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has produced alumni of more than 50,000 people, both graduates Tier One (S1) and Master Degree (S2) and a Bachelor degree (S3). UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta continues to prepare learners to become members of the community who have the academic and professional capability to implement, develop and or create religious sciences and other related sciences sciences in the broadest sense.