To Become a Leading University in The ICT Field
Universitas Multimedia Nusantara becomes an outstanding university in ICT at both national and international levels, which produces graduates that are internationally-minded and highly competent in their field equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit and noble character.
To participate in educating the nation and to promote the welfare of the nation through providing higher education by implementing Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi (University’s three main purposes) (Education, Research, and Society Services), in order to improve quality of human resources of Indonesia.
ICT is one type of technologies that brings great impacts to people’s lives and has entered into every aspect of life. ICT is the technology of the present and the future.
Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN) received permission from the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia to operate on November 25, 2005. UMN runs under the auspices of the Multimedia Nusantara Foundation which was founded by Kompas Gramedia.
Multimedia Nusantara University which was founded by Kompas Gramedia. On 20 November 2006 the existence of UMN was announced (officially) at Hotel Santika by Dr. Ir Dodi Nandika, Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education.
The first class of the first lecture was held on September 3, 2007, with the theme “Human Resource Development Towards the ICT Era.” In order to succeed in the first lecture, UMN invited guest lecturers such as Prof. Dr. Ir. Mohamad Nuh (Minister of Communication and Information), Dr. (Hc) Jakob Oetama (Founder of Kompas Gramedia), Roy Suryo (Telematics expert), Dra. Puspita Zorawar, M.PsiT (Communication and Psychology Expert).
In 2009 the two UMN buildings in Scientia Garden were inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Nuh, DEA as Minister of National Education.
In 2011, UMN started to build its third building. The building called the New Media Tower was inaugurated on September 28, 2012. The energy-saving concept promoted by the New Media Tower brought it out as the first winner of the Energy Efficient Building in the Tropical Building category at the 2014 ASEAN Energy Award and first place in the new energy-efficient building category in the Efficiency Award event. National Energy (PEEN) 2013.
Skystar Ventures, UMN’s business incubator was born on December 12, 2013. Through Skystar Ventures, it is hoped that UMN can achieve its vision of creating technology entrepreneurs (technopreneurs).
New Study Program
Four new study programs at Multimedia Nusantara University have started operating.
The Electrical Engineering and Physical Engineering Study Program is under the auspices of the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics.
The Architecture Study Program is under the auspices of the Faculty of Art and Design.
The Cinematography and Animation specialization which was previously under the Visual Communication Design Study Program has become a separate study program, namely the Film and Animation Study Program.
In November 2016, Skystar Ventures was named the best business incubator in the Mentoring and Coaching category for Tenants from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education at the 2016 Indonesia Innovations & Innovators Expo (I3E).
In order to complement the rapid development of UMN, UMN rebuilt an energy-efficient building in January 2016. On January 27, 2017, a topping off was carried out for Tower 3 of UMN.
New Study Program
UMN again opened 2 new study programs, namely D3 Hospitality and Multimedia Journalism. Previously, Multimedia Journalism was one of the specializations of the Communication Science Study Program
The globe symbolizes:
The envisioned existence of UMN as a university with international credibility. UMN is a global university not oriented towards a particular class, religion, ideology or group. UMN learners are young people from all over the world and from all backgrounds.
The open white box represents:
UMN’s belief that every human being is open to continue developing in all aspects of life and wants to transcend towards the infinite ideals out there. The use of technology will support this transition.
The white squares represent:
Advances in communication and information technology that play a role in the convergence of various areas of life in the world where everything is connected in a sophisticated way. Uniting the diversity of interconnected communities with good communication will create a harmonious world community.
Blue color symbolizes:
The technology, especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
With green campus concept, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara offers a comprehensive learning experience, supported by complete facilities and good environment.
Focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Indonesia had ample opportunity to develop ICT for the main capital to develop ICT is creativity. ICT experts in Indonesia are still few and the ICT companies need them a lot. Focusing on ICT, UMN arranges the ICT-based curricula for all programs. UMN students are provided with knowledge about and orientation to the development of ICT in order for them to be ready to face the changes, or even to make the changes.
In the Information Systems study program, I learned how to make programs relate to other production systems, as well as how pursue an effective and efficient production cycle. I also got an e-business course. I admit that the curriculum at UMN applies a balanced study of theory and practices and that it really helped me in comprehend the Batik Culture business.
Alumni Information System 2009
I had the opportunity to learn many things, starting from being a teaching assistant to earning the opportunity and trust to represent UMN in an accounting competition. This not only sharpened my academic skills but also fostered a strong sense of self-confidence and mentality in me. The experience I’ve come across during my study at UMN made me grateful that I chose to study at Multimedia Nusantara University
Chrysan Kirana Warsiman
Alumni Accounting 2010
”It has been fifty two years for Kompas Gramedia to accompany various generations of this nation. Kompas Gramedia keeps moving dynamically, enlightening people.”
The Founder’s Commitment
Kompas Gramedia as the founder through Multimedia Nusantara Foundation is committed to develop UMN to be an outstanding university. The commitment is manifested in some real actions such as:
- Preparing the facilities like the campus building, laboratory equipment, library, and some other facilities.
- Giving a chance to UMN’s students to:
- Undergo job training during a long holiday for around 2 months in Kompas Gramedia’s business units such as Kompas, Gramedia Pustaka Utama (book publishing), Gramedia Printing, Kompas.com (online media), etc.
- Undergo internships in Kompas Gramedia’s business units.The two programs above help the students to gain the chance to pursue a career in Kompas Gramedia.
- Giving opportunity for the best executives and professionals in Kompas Gramedia to be the lecturers in UMN.
UMN does not only educate the students to be ready to become professionals or researchers, but it also educates them to be ready to become entrepreneurs in technology, called technopreneur. UMN offers business incubator Skystar Ventures program that aims to prepare the students to be formidable entrepreneurs. Guided by well-experienced mentors, the students are prepared to run a business, even since they are still students.
Skystar Ventures’ vision is to promote the growth of startup communities in Indonesia. Through experience-based education, Skystar’s mission is to guide the participants to finalize the ideas and develop the products efficiently.
UMN tidak hanya mendidik mahasiswanya untuk siap menjadi profesional atau tenaga riset (akademisi), namun juga mendidik untuk siap menjadi wirausaha di bidang teknologi atau disebut technopreneur. Di dalam masa perkuliahan, UMN membuka program business incubator Skystar Ventures yang bertujuan menyiapkan mahasiswa menjadi technopreneur tangguh. Dengan bimbingan mentor berpengalaman, para mahasiswa dipersiapkan untuk menjalankan bisnis bahkan sejak masa kuliah.
Visi Skystar Ventures adalah mendorong pertumbuhan komunitas startup di Indonesia. Melalui pendidikan berbasis pengalaman, misi Skystar adalah untuk membimbing peserta untuk mematangkan ide dan mengembangkan produknya secara efisien.