About UMSU

One of many important factors toimprovement of nation is the presence of generation who has quality. Next generations must be able to compete in build the civilization of the nation. Generations must be guarantee development and survival of the nation, not apart from education. Without education, a nation will be lose in the life. For that, we need manageeducation system with professional way.

UMSU comes to answer the challenge with intension to produce generation who able to answer the future competition. In line with the Vision UMSU “As Muhammadiyah University which excels in build the civilization of nation by developing science and technology, human resources based on Islamic and Muhammadiyah’s”.

Through the professional education management of UMSU, UMSU produce generation who have competitive skill while upholding the Islam and Muhammadiyah’s. UMSU is willing to step on the world stage as a WorldClass University in 2033.

History of UMSU

The responsibility to educate the life of nation as mandated in the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia be a responsibility between the government and people. The greater participation of the society towards the development of human resources quality, the closer is also the distance traveled the nation of Indonesia in achieving its national goals under the protection and pleasure of Allah SWT.

Persyarikatan Muhammadiyah as Tajdid movement (purification, reformation, reformation and modernization) which was established on 8 Dzulhijjah 1330 Hijriyah coincided with November 18, 1912 Miladiyah, born as a form of struggle to uphold and uphold Islam. Muhammadiyah was established to realize the true Islamic society, through business charity, including education which is one of the characteristics of the organization. Institutions established and organized Muhammadiyah become sub-systems in the national education system, ranging from preschool education to universities spread across the country, one of the University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara.

University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara abbreviated as UMSU, is a business charity under Muhammadiyah based on Islam and sourced from Al-Qur’an and Sunnah was founded in Medan on February 27, 1957 based in Medan city of North Sumatra. University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, was founded on the initiative of several prominent Muhammadiyah scholars, namely, H. M. Bustami Ibrahim, D. Diyar Karim, Rustam Thayib, M. Nur Haitami, Kadiruddin Pasaribu, Dr. Darwis Datuk Batu Besar, H. Syaiful U.A, Abdul Mu’thi and Baharuddin Latif.

UMSU start from the Faculty of Philosophy and Islamic Law of Muhammadiyah (FAFHIM) as the beginingand then became Muhammadiyah University (PTM) North Sumatera in 1968, parenting 3 (three) faculties: (1) Faculty of Education (FIP), (2) ) Faculty of Religious Studies Department of Da’wah (FIAD), and (3) Faculty of Sharia.

UMSU was confirmed with the Charter of Establishment by PP Muhammadiyah Majlis Pendidikan and Teaching Number 2661/0/07/1974 dated May 28, 1974.

`The beginning of FIP UMSU was guidance of FIP University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ) and in 1974 has independent, while FIAD branching to University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barathas independent and changed its name to Ushuluddin Faculty. The Begining of the other faculties is inseparable from the participation of Kopertis Region I on behalf of the Minister of Education and Culture of RI and Kopertais Region IX on behalf of the Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

In the begining of UMSU, UMSU maintain 3 (three) faculty, namely Faculty of Education, Faculty of Religious Studies Department of Da’wah, and Faculty of Sharia and then developed rapidly. UMSU currently has eight faculties, namely Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Islamic, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, and Faculty of Medical established Year 2008. For Postgraduate Program there are eight study programs, namely Master of Management, Accounting, Law, Notary, Communication, Electrical engineering, Mathematics, and Management education. UMSU is alsowaiting the process of permitting the implementation of the Doctoral Law Program.

UMSU also coaches several Muhammadiyah High Schools, such as: Muhammadiyah University of South Tapanuli (UMTS) in Padangsidimpuan, STIE Muhammadiyah Asahan in Kisaran and STI Tarbiyah in Sibolga.

The first campus of UMSU is located at Jalan Gedung Arca which is currently used by the Faculty of Medical. Along with the growth of the number of students was built a new campus located on Jl. Mukhtar Basri, and now the main building. The main campus is 6100 m away or takes 13 minutes from the old campus. Under the leadership of Dr. Agussani, M.AP UMSU build a Postgraduate Building on Jalan Denai to accommodate undergraduate graduates in line with the increasing interest of the community through education level S2.

In first era, UMSU was led by Bustami Ibrahim. His leadership was continued by Latief Rousydiy, and underwent a significant change in the reign of Dalmy Iskandar. After that, Rector UMSU was Chairman Harahap, Bahdin Nur Tanjung, Dalail Ahmad, and currently the Rector was Dr. Agussani, M.AP.

In Dr. Agussani, M.AP era, UMSU is transformed through improvement of academic and teaching administration services. The UMSU Information System developed by  University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta enables parent involvement to take an active role in the continuity of education. In order to meet the demands of the developmental needs of UMSU was built Postgraduate building on Jalan Denai as high as seven floors.

Along with that, in accordance with the direction of PP Muhammadiyah to established the Observatory of Astronomy (OIF) which became a reference in various activities of determining the time of prayer and others related to the time of dating and time of prayer and direction of Qiblah. Supported with advanced equipment, OIF UMSU successfully attracts the attention of people who want to know more about the phenomenon of celestial bodies.

As a Rector, Dr. Agussani, M.AP has initiative to build an integrated campus. This is in line with UMSU’s vision of 2033 to become an world class university. Beside to buying an integrated campus land, in order to realize UMSU go international, established the Office of International Affairs to build networking with university partners.