Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, founded in 20 October 1954. In the core of its development, UPI has become the only Indonesian higher education institution which consistently focuses its core mission on education. UPI has already set up its vision as a leading and outstanding university in the fields of educational sciences and subject matter (vocational?) education in Indonesia in 2010 and in Asia in 2025.
Nowadays, UPI has seven faculties, i.e. (1) Faculty of Educational Sciences, (2) Faculty of Social Science Education, (3) Faculty of Language and Arts Education, (4) Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education, (5) Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education, (6) Faculty of Sports and Health Science Education, and (7) Faculty of Economics and Business Education. UPI has also run the School of Postgraduate Studies since 1968. Each of the faculties and the School of Postgraduate Studies are briefly described below.
In the course of its development, UPI has become the only institution of higher education in Indonesia which consistently focuses on education. By having this characteristic and all human resources, UPI commits its vision to become A Leading and Outstanding University in the fields of educational sciences in Indonesia in 2010 and to become one of the leading and outstanding universities in Asia in 2025. In addition, UPI consistently supports and facilitates the growth and development of other disciplines to gain the leading and outstanding roles. This implies a commitment to make UPI recognized and to inspire both nationally and internationally and become a reference in making educational policies on national level.
In line with its visions, UPI has formulated the following missions:
- To educate and prepare human resources in the fields of education, business and industry to cope with the global competitive market.
- To develop theories of education and other innovative science and its applications for establishing foundations for national education policies.
- To provide professional social services for the society in order to solve national issues in terms of education, politics, economics and socio-culture.
- To promote internationalization of education through the development and establishment of networks and partnerships on the national, regional and international levels.