Bersama UNTAN Membangun Negeri – Who does not know this one university? Especially for those of you who live in Pontianak and West Kalimantan. Tanjungpura University itself is one of the State Universities located in Pontianak West Kalimantan, located in Jalan Prof.Dr.H.Hadari Nawawi / Jalan Ahmad Yani and can be easily recognized because it is close to Tugu Digulis. For the people of West Kalimantan, this campus is a favorite campus for young people coming from Pontianak city itself as well as areas in West Kalimantan to continue their education to higher education level.
UNTAN itself has 9 faculties, consisting of 96 Study Programs, 6 Diploma programs, 63 Undergraduate programs, 24 Postgraduate programs as well as several professional programs and there are also international classes. Counted the number of active students UNTAN as many as 31720 students scattered in 9 faculties.
UNTAN was established in 1959 under the name of National Daya University under the auspices of the National Higher Education Foundation as a private university. In 1963, the Status of Private University of the National University of Power transformed into State Universities based on the Decree of the Minister of PTIP Number 53 of 1963 and changed the name of National Power Universe to State University of Pontianak.
Due to Indonesia’s political situation in 1965, the name of Pontianak State University was changed to Dwikora University based on Presidential Decree No. 278 of 1965. In 1967, the name of the university changed to Tanjungpura University based on Presidential Decree 1967. Tanjungpura’s name was taken from the name of the Kingdom of Tanjungpura which is the oldest kingdom that ever stood in West Kalimantan in the 8th century.
Tanjungpura University has 9 Faculties, including Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Faculty of Medicine.