Universitas Padjadjaran or known by the abbreviation Unpad is one of the state universities in Indonesia. Unpad was established on September 11, 1957, with a campus location in Bandung. Currently, Unpad is a State College of Legal Entities. Government Regulation No. 80 of 2014 on the Determination of Unpad as a State College of Legal Entities was signed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on October 17, 2014. After that, Government Regulation No. 51 of 2015 on The Statute of Universitas Padjadjaran was signed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on July 22, 2015.
Ptn Badan Hukum is listed in Law No. 12/12 on Higher Education. In article 65 of the Law mentioned, the implementation of college autonomy can be selectively granted based on performance by the Minister to ptn. The form of autonomy in question consists of PTN which implements the pattern of Financial Management of Public Service Agency (PK BLU) or PTN Legal Entity. Unpad has been exercising pk blu autonomy since September 15, 2008, and now has a mandate to increase autonomy to ptn legal entity. The government’s trust to mandate Unpad to become a Legal Entity PTN is the “fruit” of the long struggle of unpad managers to maintain the quality and achievement of its students at the national and international level.
On January 16, 2014, Unpad obtained an accreditation certificate of “Accredited with Rank A” institution from the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education. Furthermore, Unpad again obtained accreditation rating “A” from BAN PT on December 19, 2018.
In addition, Unpad is also listed as the state college with the most interest in Indonesia in The National Selection of State Higher Education (SNMPTN) and Joint Selection of State Higher Education Entry (SBMTPN) in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.