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Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) is one of the best state universities in Indonesia, located in Medan, North Sumatra. Established in 1952 under the name of Yayasan Universitas Sumatera Utara, USU has grown into a leading university that offers various quality study programs. President Soekarno inaugurated USU as the 7th state university in Indonesia in 1957. In 2003, USU elevated its status to become a Legal-Entity State Higher Education Institution (PTN-BH) and became the 5th PTN-BH in Indonesia. With various advantages, such as modern facilities and expert teaching staff, it has become one of the best universities in Indonesia.

Universitas Sumatera Utara

Accredited with Excellence

BAN-PT 105/SK/BAN-PT/Ak.Ppj/PT/II/2023

University History


At the end of the year, precisely on December 31, 1951, a monumental step was taken with the formation of a preparatory committee for the establishment of a higher education institution. This committee was led by Soemarsono, with members consisting of prominent figures such as Dr. Ahmad Sofian, Ir. Danunagoro, and as the secretary, Mr. Djaidin Purba. The beginning of the establishment of USU was marked by the formation of several organizational entities, including the Foundation Leadership Council, Council of Curators, University President, President’s Assembly, Assessors, University Senate, and Faculty Councils.

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Prof. Dr. Muryanto Amin, S.Sos., M.Si.

Prof. Dr. Muryanto Amin, S.Sos, M.Si. is a political science lecturer at Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU). He is also the 16th Rector of USU. Mr. Mury held the Dean of FISIP USU position in 2016–2021.

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USU’s Vision

To become a university with academic excellence as a benchmark for the advancement of knowledge that can compete on a global scale.

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To conduct autonomy-based higher education that serves as a platform for the character and professionalism development of human resources, which is based on empowerment containing the spirit of democratization of education that acknowledges pluralism with an educational orientation that emphasizes the aspect of searching for alternative solutions to actual problems based on scientific, moral, and conscience studies;

To produce graduates who become agents of change as a force of modernization in the life of society at large, who have strong academic competence, relevance, and competitiveness, as well as who behave with ethical intellectualism; and

To implement, develop, and improve education, research culture, and community service activities in order to improve academic quality by developing superior science, which benefits the wider society in improving their way of life.


To produce quality graduates who are capable of developing science, technology, humanities, and arts based on religious morals, as well as be able to compete at national and international levels;

To produce innovative research that promotes the development of science, technology, humanities, and arts on a national and international scope;

To produce community service based on reasoning and research works that are innovatively beneficial in advancing the general welfare and intellectual life of the nation and community empowerment so that the society is able to solve problems independently and sustainably;

To improve the quality of learning management continuously to achieve excellence in national and international competition and cooperation;

To realize adaptive, creative, and proactive independence towards the demands of society and the challenges of development, both nationally and internationally;

To become a moral and intellectual force in building Indonesian civil society; and

To develop students’ potential to become faithful and devoted to God Almighty, possess noble morals, healthy, knowledgeable, capable, creative, independent, skillful, competent, and cultured for the nation’s benefit.

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Official written information and guidelines can be accessed on the following page.

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In an effort to achieve its vision, mission, and goals, Universitas Sumatera Utara implements the core values of BINTANG as a guide to attitudes for its academic community.

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Devoted to Almighty God

In the frame of diversity, USU individuals are obedient to the Almighty God, always praying to Him for all efforts to achieve success, accompanied by a spirit of togetherness and tolerance among people of different religions.

Innovative and Has Integrity

USU individuals realize that to become a prestigious and reputable university as well as gain international recognition, innovation in various fields while still adhering to the principles of academic ethics and professionalism is necessary.

Resilient and Wise

USU individuals never give up and do not easily despair in pursuing their goals while maintaining a wise attitude.

USU’s Identity

Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) has an identity that includes its status, location, anniversary, emblem, flag, hymn, march, and academic attire, which are regulated in Government Regulation No. 16 of 2014 on the Statute of USU.

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Information and Documentation Management Officer (PPID) is an official responsible for storing, documenting, providing and/or providing information services in public bodies.

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Padang Bulan Campus

Dr. T. Mansur Street No. 9, Padang Bulan, Medan Baru District, Medan City, North Sumatra 20222

Kwala Bekala Campus

Durin Tunggal, Pancur Batu District, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra 20353

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