Assalāmu’alaikum Warohmatullohi Wabarokātuh
Alhamdulillah, praise to God, Allah SWT for His abundance of grace, taufiq, and guidance so that we are able to carry out the duties and responsibilities in the management and development of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (Umsida).
Historically, Umsida was initially opened in 1984 by its name as Tarbiyah High School (STIT) Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo. In 1990, there was the permission letter of the establishment of High School of Informatics Engineering (STTI) and College of Agricultural Sciences (STIP). In 2000, all those existing institutions were officially merged into the Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (UMSIDA). Until now, UMSIDA has 9 Faculties and 26 Study Programs, consisting of 1) Faculty of Islamic Studies, with Islamic Education Management (S2), Islamic Education (S1), PBA (S1), PGMI (S1), Family Law (Akhwal Syakhsiyah) (S1), and Syariah Banking (S1). There is also Ma’had Umar Bin Khattab, with Arabic Studies and Studies of Islamic Studies (D2) and Tahfidz Qur’an (D2); 2) Faculty of Agriculture, with Agrotechnology Studies Program (S1) and Agricultural Product Technology (S1); 3) Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, with Primary Teacher Education Study Program (S1), Early Childhood Education (S1), English Education (S1), Science Education (S1), and Informatics Engineering (S1); 4) Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, with Public Administration Study Program (S1) and Communication Science (S1); 5) Faculty of Engineering, with Informatics Study Program (S1), Mechanical Engineering (S1), Industrial Engineering (S1), Electrical Engineering (S1); 6) Faculty of Economics and Business, with Master Program Management (S2), Management (S1), and Accounting (S1); 7) Faculty of Psychology with Psychology Study Program (S1); 8) Faculty of Law with Law Study Program (S1); and 9) Faculty of Health Sciences with Midwifery Study Program (D3) and Medical Laboratory Technology (D4).
Various innovations and improvements have been made to improve the quality of education services, to achieve the vision “to be an excellent and innovative university in the development of science, technology, and art based on Islamic values for the welfare of society”. With the vision, Umsida continually reforms and develops in various fields, from educational curriculum, human resources, education and teaching, research and community service, cooperation, infrastructure and strengthening of technology-based governance information.
Umsida has become one of the top Universities in Indonesia. As proof of the achievement of qualified university, institutionally since 2015 Umsida has been Accredited with Very Good Predicate, meanwhile from 26 Study Program 19 of them also have Accredited with Predicate Very Good. In the ranking of Private Higher Education in the Region of Kopertis 7 in the Award of Excellence Campus (AKU) 2017, Umsida reaches the Main Predicate in 12th place. In the assessment of Kemenristek Dikti RI, the field of research and dedication to the community Umsida belongs to the Leading Category. By 2017, from 4,300s State Universities and Private Universities in Indonesia, Umsida is ranked at 149 Kemristek Dikti RI version, Rank 62 version of Webometric and Ranking 77 version 4ICU.
Hopefully, what we have done will gives a good picture to public, to choose UMSIDA confidently as the main choice to pursue higher education. May Allah bless us all.
Wassalāmu’alaikum Warohmatullohi Wabarokātuh
Sidoarjo, 10 December 2017
Dr. Hidayatulloh, M.Si.