Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (UMSIDA) is one of the fastest growing private universities in East Java. UMSIDA is committed to be “the National Qualitied Higher Education by 2020”. Therefore, UMSIDA continues to develop its resources, to participate actively in the development process, and contribute the graduates who master science and technology based on faith. Hopefully, there will be independent, broad-minded, and beneficial graduates for societyto carry out the task of amar ma’ruf nahi munkar.
Since its establishment in 1984, UMSIDA consolidates, synergizes and develpes institutionally. In 2012 UMSIDA has 4 campuses, namely: Campus I at Jalan Mojopahit 666 B Sidoarjo; Campus II at Jalan Raya Gelam no. 250 Candi, Sidoarjo; Campus III, Ma’had Umar Bin Khattab at IKIP V / 1 Housing Complex in Gunung Anyar District, Surabaya; and Campus IV, Akbid Siti Khodijah Jl. Raya Rame 4, Pilang Wonoayu, Sidoarjo.
To improve academic quality, UMSIDA continues to develop lecturing, laboratory andrepresentative facilities to conduct research, community service, and improve the quality of lecturers. Currently UMSIDA has 152 permanent lecturers with master’s education qualifications (S2), Doctor (S3) and professors (Professors) from various universities both domestic, domestic and foreign. In addition, 40% of them are professional practitioners. It will helpin linking and matchingUMSIDA with the company, and the government. UMSIDA is also supported by 140 administrative staff, technicians and labors who are experts in their respective fields. Everything is provided to serve prospective students for the process of teaching and learning.
UMSIDA is supported by 5 offices, namely: Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM), Quality Assurance Institution (LPM), Language Institute, Public Relations Institution, Cooperation and Protocol (LHKP) and Institute for Development and Improvement of Education (LP3). It is also completed with several study centers, namely: Center for Studies of Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan, Center for Regional and Policy Studies, Center for Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies Center, and Center for Entrepreneurship Studies.
In addition, UMSIDA also has several Units (UPT) namely: UPT for Data Center and Computer (PUSDAKOM), Library, Publication, Admissions (PMB) and MKDU. In addition since 2011, UMSIDA has established a Business Center located on Campus II.
Currently UMSIDA educates more than 5,000 (five thousand) students from various regions in Indonesia, from Aceh to Nusa Tenggara even from abroad such as Malaysia and Thailand. It is this diversity that makes studying at UMSIDA more dynamic.
To facilitate student self-development, UMSIDA provides student organizations, such as: Muhammadiyah Student Association (IMM), Student Executive Board (BEM) from university level, faculty, to departmental level. In addition, there are also various extra campus organizations.
The graduates are gathered and trained through alumni organizations, including Center for Career Planning (CCP) UMSIDA. The goal is to develop and expand job market information to assist student job search in general. In addition, other programs that can support these activities are the KBPK program (Business Consultancy and Work Placement), Entrepreneurship Internship (MKU), and Entrepreneurship Lecture (KWU).
In order to develop institutional and academic, and empower alumni, UMSIDA also runs cooperation with various government agencies and private institutions both domestically and abroad, for example by AMCF (Asia Muslim Charity Foundation), University Utara Malaysia, and SEAMOLEC (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Open Learning Center).