Universitas Islam Syekh-Yusuf (UNIS) is a private university in Tangerang City, Banten province, Indonesia. Located just west of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, Tangerang is well known for its factories and service industry.
Established on 14 April 1966, UNIS was the first university founded in Banten, pioneering higher education in the area. Named after Sheikh Yusuf, a 17th century scholar and Indonesian national hero, UNIS staff and students alike are proud of the university’s place in Indonesian history.
Education at UNIS is structured around six faculties:
- Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Islamic Studies
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
- Faculty of Economics
- Administration Program
- Law Program
- Management Program
Each faculty produces research at local, national, and international levels. UNIS are eager to build on the strengths of their research, preparing significant amounts of university and government money to support their academics.
From local governments, to private companies and universities at home and abroad, UNIS has a strong history of collaboration. UNIS works with the local government and other institutions in order to develop the level of higher education available around the region.
Particularly impressive is the work that UNIS engineering students have done with the local Tangerang government to design and build houses for the less advantaged population. Having recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, UNIS continues to work hard to improve the quality of globally oriented and competitive education available in Banten.
All elements of the academic community at UNIS are committed to achieving their vision: “Realization of the best Islamic university in Banten by 2024”.