Universitas Pasundan Bandung (Unpas) is a private University in the city of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Unpas was established in 1960, but its roots are in the Paguyuban Pasundan (Sundanese Association), which has been around since 1913. Its philosophy is that of its parent association- standing up for the poor and improving the level of education for all Indonesian people. Unpas’ mission is to develop international research, support human development, and create international collaboration in research and public services. As an element of the Sundanese Association, Unpas also works to develop and promote the culture of West Java’s native Sundanese people.
At over 17,800 individuals, Unpas’ student population is the largest of any private higher learning institution in West Java and Banten provinces. The university offers 37 programs of study — 25 undergraduate, 9 master’s, and 3 PhD. Noted Unpas alumni have gone on to work in government, education institutions, and successful entrepreneurial careers.
Unpas currently have 48 international collaborations with other higher education institutions, such as:
Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Hamamatsu University, Japan
Guangxi Normal University, P.R. China
North Star Developer’s Village, South Korea
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Genki Gakuen Japan
Collaborations include scholarship arrangements between universities, public service projects, and staff and equipment exchange.
Unpas works closely with industry, encouraging their academics to collaborate with local enterprises. Significant work has been done by Unpas personnel in collaboration with West Java food security companies, while the aircraft sector’s leading position in the Indonesian economy has made it an attractive area for future work.
Unpas leadership hopes to establish the institution as an integral part of the international academic community by 2021, while continuing to support Islamic and Sundanese principles.