Universitas Mercu Buana has been established in 1985. From the 118 students of the first academic year by 2016 Universitas Mercu Buana has become one of the most sought after private universities in Indonesia with a student body of over 25.000. As one of the best private universities of the capital, UMB has received numerous awards from NGOs and the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, most recently for its excellence in Human Resources, Student Activities, Research and Community service.
In the 2016 web traffic based university ranking of Indonesia (4ICU), currently Universitas Mercu Buana is ranked number one among Indonesian private universities. These achievements are only possible because the university’s dedication to excellence and competitiveness both on the institutional and on the student level. Universitas Mercu Buana has made a great advancement in reputation, number of students, student activities, human resources, research and finally internationalization. Our university has opened student exchange programs, double degree programs and short academic programs with some of the most reputed universities in the world. This has allowed our best students to study abroad, greatly enriching not only their insights in their respective fields of studies but also their views about identity and culture.
As the best proof of the efforts of UMB’s management to increase the education quality, in December 2016 Universitas Mercu Buana has received ’A’ Institutional Accreditation from the Indonesian National Higher Education Board (BAN-PT). With this UMB has become one of the only 11 Indonesian private universities to hold this accreditation.
Dedicated New International Building
As an important step in its internationalization, Universitas Mercu Buana has began the construction of a new building on its Meruya campus dedicated to the English taught International Class programs. The new building will provide an ideal learning environment for the international students and those talented young Indonesians who would like to get a head start for their careers by studying using English language instead of Indonesian. The dedicated International Building is currently in an advanced stage of construction and will be available for the students in September 2017.
In 2015 UMB has opened fully English-taught degree programs in Business Management and Computer science. The students of these programs have the chance advance their professional English skills before entering the job market. They also have access to joint/double degree programs, meaning that after spending 2 or 3 years in Indonesia they finish their studies at one of our partner universities in Europe, Asia or Australia. The international class programs also host the inbound student exchange of UMB therefore Indonesian students can study in an international environment, together with exchange students from our partner universities.