History of Department
Architecture Program was initially opened in November 9th, 1987 through a decree issued by the Coordinator of Private Higher Education Region V (KOPERTIS Wilayah V). Initially the department enrolled 60 students. The first campus was located on Demangan Baru Street, under the Faculty on Engineering (now Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning).
On February 10th, 1989, Department of Architecture recieved the status of “Registered” from the Ministry of Education Decree No. 088/0/1989
Department of Architecture moved from Demangan Baru Campus to the newly established Integrated Campus, which became the main campus of UII, located on Kaliurang street, about 16 Km from Mt. Merapi. The department could increase the enrolment capacity up to 100 students a year. On July 9th, 1994, the Higher Education Decree No. 193/Dikti/Kep/1994 was received by Department of Architecture for a higher status, the “Acknowledged”.
By 1995, Architecture Deapartment was awarded an “Equivalent” status by the Directorate General of Higher Education Decree No. 504/Dikti/Kep/1995, dated December 30th, 1995. The status received represented the highest level achievement at that time. The enrolled number of number of students was also increased
As mentioned above the BAN PT, the accreditation institution for higher education was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 1996. Department of Architecture UII was among the first institutions underwent the process and gained a success. The certificate of National Accreditation Board of Higher Education No.00 788/Ak-1/UIIAERNIII/1998, was received by August 11th, 1998, which granted the department at B (good) grade of accreditation.
Right after one period (five years), BAN PT re-accreditation was commenced in 2013 and Department of Architecture UII was accredited and awarded by highest grade of A (excellent) by the accreditation certificate No. 05 362/Ak-VI-S1-005/UIIAER/III/2003 dated March 12th, 2003. The accreditation score obtained as high as 373.26 points from the maximum of 400.
By the years of 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Department has been awarded numerous national Competitive Grant “A3” from the Directorate of Higher Education consecutively. The grant was dedicated for improvement on education infrastructure, curriculum as well as human resources.
The department won internal competitive grant consecutively from 2011, 2012 and 2013. The program proposed were :
a. Adaptation of academic structure and system towards international accreditation,
b. Development of teaching learning capacity based on Studio Culture and
c. Strengthen input-output policies based on international requirements.
Internationalization of the program had formally began in 2011 with the plan of implementing the double degree program (A collaboration with Saxion University of Applied Science, The Netherlands) The fifth year program of 4+1 scheme, initially started in 2012 by establishment of PPAR (Architect Professional Program).
Architecture Department once again has a success in 2013 for to be awarded by BAN PT a highest level accreditation grade of “A” by Certificate No. 237/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/XI/2013. The grade point is 379 which is one the highest scores od accreditation among the architecture schools in Indonesia.
Architecture Department UII is in the process to obtain international accreditation through KAAB and has been granted the candidacy status in January 2016, and the 5 years Program was finally granted by High Education Ministry; as the first granted program in architect professional education program.
epartment of Architecture has been officially accredited by Korean Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB) which is a signatory member of Canberra Accord and an organisation recognitized by UNESCO-UIA Architectural Education Validation Board. The accreditation is valid since January 31th 2017 until January 30th 2020