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Cities and communities must themselves be sustainable. More and more of the world’s population lives in urban centres, and this is often the home of our universities too. Cities can be places of great innovation and opportunity, but they can also be home to intense poverty and inequality. The interaction between universities and their communities, urban and rural, needs to be a positive one that can last for generations.

THE Impact Rankings Methodology 2022, p. 126

Support of arts and heritage

Universitas Indonesia provides public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes that have cultural significance. Universitas Indonesia has a building from the Dutch colonial era. One of UI’s architectural heritage is the Faculty of Medicine building in Salemba Raya, Central Jakarta. This building can be accessed through various modes of public transportation, such as the Transjakarta Bus with direct access from Salemba UI bus stop or the KRL Commuter line via Cikini Station. There are also pedestrian paths leading to this historic building. UI also collaborates with Gowes Corporation in providing sustainable, emission-free, and environmentally friendly vehicles. There are bicycles and electric scooters that can be rented for free for a few hours on campus.

Universitas Indonesia an educational institution has a focus on providing library public access services and improving the quality of sustainable public access to science through books and texts in its library. The collection of books and manuscripts owned by the UI Library can be accessed by all levels of society without exception, with a total collection of 900,665 books, journals, magazines, scientific works and others. The UI library has a public space that can be accessed or used universally by UI academic community members and the public. These spaces can also be used together, individually or in groups.

  1. The UI library collection room is available on four floors out of five floors, accessible to UI community members and the public;
  2. Reading facilities in the UI Library collections open from 08.00 to 19.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) on Monday to Friday and 08.00 to 16.00 on Saturday (before the Covid-19 pandemic)
  3. Universitas Indonesia is also open to public suggestions on how to develop its library collections.

UI library also provides facilities to access library collections online. This online facility is used to track the information in the library collections through the online site and UI academic community members can access the downloaded file for free. In addition to the UI library also provide public library access services that can be accessed via the following link:

The Faculty of Medicine 
The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
The Faculty of Computer Science,
The Faculty of Public Haealth 
The Faculty of Economics and Business 
Universitas Indonesia has provided public access to (Indonesia Museum of Health and Medicine (iMuseum) IMERI FKUI at Salemba UI Campus, Jakarta. Universitas Indonesia provides various modes of public transportation, such as the Transjakarta Bus with direct access from the UI Salemba bus stop or the Commuter line KRL via Cikini Station, and pedestrian paths to the historic building. UI also collaborates with Gowes Corporation in providing sustainable, emission-free, and environmentally friendly vehicles. There are bicycles and electric scooters that can be rented for free for a few hours at Indonesia Museum of Health and Medicine (iMuseum)
IMERI FKUI that was inaugurated on September 14, 2017. Located at Salemba Raya Street No. 6, Kenari, Senen, Central Jakarta, this museum has more than 5,000 collections most of which are historical relics of the Dutch colonial era, when the UI Faculty of Medicine was still called School tot Opleiding van Indische Artsen (STOVIA). Specimens and artifacts in the form of medical devices, videos, and media directories. This museum has the first and only modern media engine in Southeast Asia, which now can be seen live at the iMuseum IMERI FKUI.
With technology advances and 3D human body visualization, medical students can perform internal surgery on three-dimensional imaging of human anatomy. iMuseum IMERI FKUI is open from 09.00 to 16.00 on Tuesday to Friday. On Saturday, the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Monday, Sunday and public holidays. Visitors can purchase tickets by email ( or make a reservation by phone (021-29189160) at least two weeks before the visit. In addition, FIB UI also has one of Dolorosa Sinaga’s latest installation works placed in the FIB UI Court area, namely the Multatuli Monument statue. This statue is the second Multatuli statue by Dolorosa Sinaga. The first one was erected and inaugurated at the Multatuli Rangkasbitung Museum in 2018. At the foundation of the statue is the quote “Karena aku tidak bermaksud untuk menulis dengan baik. Aku ingin menulis agar didengar (Because I did not mean to write well. I want to write to be heard)” taken from Multatuli’s book Max Havelaar. Public can access this monument for free.

The Law Faculty of Universitas Indonesia (FHUI) opens a new chapter in the world of Indonesian higher education by presenting a museum in the middle of its faculty. This museum is the first museum of the law faculty in Indonesia as well as in Universitas Indonesia. The inauguration of the FHUI Museum was held on June 1, 2016 also coincided with the birthday of Pancasila.

96th Anniversary of FHUI

Universitas Indonesia provides free public access to green open spaces such as the UI urban forest, Firdaus Park, and Lingkar Park near the UI Library that are very crowded on weekends. UI has urban forests and green areas on its campus in Depok. The total area of ​​UI’s green areas is 1,452,367 m2 or 50.38% of the UI Depok area. UI also has various parks with a number of plants planted regularly, such as the relatively famous UI’s Firdaus Park and the Lingkar Park in the UI Library. These parks are open to the public for free. Members of the Universitas Indonesia often use them for student discussions or other activities. UI urban forest is a natural tourism accessible to the public, especially those who live around campus. This forest has a variety of natural vegetation, such as teak, meranti timber, coffee, rubber, and Pometia pinnata. The wide biodiversity of the urban forest functions as a water catchment area for Depok City as well as a research location for students. Besides for cycling, the urban forest can be used for other activities such as jogging, fishing, or just taking a walk while enjoying the breeze blowing through the tall trees in the forest. All recreational activities in the UI urban forest are free of charge but visitors must keep the cleanliness and order of the environment.

In the future, UI plans to develop “science park” agro-tourism in the UI urban forest. In addition, green open spaces are also available in several faculties, namely The Faculty of Medicine, The Faculty of Economics and Business, The Faculty of Humanities and Vocational education programs.

An Open space at the Faculty of Psychology

Public access to FIB UI’s green space

Open Space in Faculty of Medicine

Smart, Bright & Clean Campus

Faculty of Nursing of Universitas Indonesiahas one building at Depok campus. On the right, left, front, and back of the building, there are windows that make sunlight enter the room easily. Moreover, in the middle of the building, there are comfortable seats. This building also has good air circulation, on each floor, there are many flower plants. On the back wall of the building, there are vines that can be used as traditional medicinal herbs.

Universitas Indonesia contributes to local arts, the university’s annual public choir, theater troupe and orchestra. UI has many units of student activities in the arts such as the Krida Budaya Dance League, Symphony Orchestra, the Paragita UI Choir, UI Theater and others. UI has cultural arts activities held every year such as UI Ethnovaganza, the biggest cultural event at UI. UI also has many art activities such as Folklore Festival, UI Kulturfest, and UI Art War.

Universitas Indonesia built Makara Art Center as a center for art activities that can be utilized by students and the public. This building has five floors. Later, visitors can also enjoy art performances from the top floor or rooftop. The facilities available in this building include good acoustic equipment, a gallery that can accommodate no less than 100 large paintings, a performing arts practice room, and a workshop room. Other than that, Sanghyang Dedari Giri Amertha Museum was inaugurated by the Community Service Team, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia  (FIB UI) with the main devotee, Dr. Saraswati Putri in Bali, as well as FK holding various art activities such as the FKUI Art show ‘Unjuk Rasa’, exhibitions and photo competitions both within the campus and the general public such as “BFM Week” and “PANKREAS”, and The Student of UI Medical Faculty, who became the 1st Runner Up Miss Indonesia 2019 at the Abang None Jakarta election.

The Community Service Team of the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with the Directorate of Research and Society of Universitas Indonesia and the Geriana Kauh Indigenous Community inaugurated “Sanghyang Dedari Giri Amertha Museum” in the Geriana Kauh Traditional Village, Bali.

This community-based museum is expected to be a place for documentation and preservation of Sanghyang Dedari, Lontar and other Balinese cultures. In addition to establishing the museum in Bali, the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia, in collaboration with lecturers, employees, and students produced the Kethoprak DoKar (Lecturer and Employee) performance with “Karmaphala Tumapel” as the play.

Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with the UI South Sulawesi Student Association (IMMS), the Gunadarma Sulawesi Student Association, and the South Sulawesi Student Association (IKAMI) from Depok branch will hold a cultural performance of South Sulawesi. The Faculty of Humanities of UI has also officially collaborated with the Banten Cultural Heritage Conservation Center (BPCP Banten) for a land stripping plan to the north of Surosowan Palace, Old Banten Region. 

Furthermore, The Faculty of Humanities of UI explored with Universiteit Leiden to hold a Leiden Lecture Series with the theme ofThe Maritime Humanities and Indonesia directly bringing Dr. Elena Burgos Martinez (Assistant Professor Department of Asian Studies) from Leiden University, Netherlands. Other than that, in order to realize the Record and Preserve Program, UI’s Vocational Education Program makes contributions one of which by opening a Business Study Program that can support and contribute to the recording and preservation of people’s cultural heritage, traditions, language as well as local knowledge and customs.

Promotion and preservation of culture is also carried out under the name of the activity “Backflow of Indonesian Culture Promotion in Malaysia and Efforts to Build Regional peace”. UI Medical Faculty Building (FKUI) is one of the cultural heritage buildings in DKI Jakarta. This building was built in 1916-1920 with European-style architecture and initially functioned as a GHS (high school) to replace STOVIA. In FKUI building complex, there is also Indonesia Museum of Health and Medicine (IMuseum) IMERI FKUI which has more than 5000 collections, both in the form of medical specimens and relics (artifacts) in the form of medical education devices, videos, media directories, and historic photographs, spread over six areas, namely Medical Education Journey in Indonesia; Health Education Sector; Medical Collection Area; Lobby; Edutainment area; and Storefront.

Cultural Arts Activities of Student Executive Board (BEM), UI Student Family Association (IKM) and FKUI Students

Sustainable practices

Universitas Indonesia provides sustainable modes of transportation through emission-free bicycles and scooters, yellow buses, and electric transportation. In setting sustainable transportation targets, UI is collaborating with Transjakarta Busway Limited. UI develops electric vehicles, such as buses, cars, and bicycles. UI’s electric vehicle won an award in the global electric vehicle competition. UI plans to increase transportation users by reducing parking spaces on campus and limiting the number of student vehicles. Currently, almost 50% of students actively use UI public transportation. UI also plans to upgrade its yellow buses into lower deck buses that are more disabled friendly.

Measuring and setting targets for more sustainable commuting at Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia

UI Pedestrian



UI Boulevard


Universitas Indonesia promotes the use of emission-free vehicles by cooperating with several parties. The collaboration with Gowes has provided bicycles, electric scooters, and electric bicycles in the campus environment. UI cooperates with Transjakarta Busway Limited providing public transportation to reduce the number of private transportations on campus. Transjakarta Busway Limited has also helped UI provide disabled-friendly vehicles. Promoting bicycles to campus, UI builds long bicycle lanes and faculty bicycle shelters for its academic community members. The manufacture of electric vehicles (for example UI electric buses, UI electric cars, and UI electric bicycles) and award-winning fuel-efficient vehicles involves UI students. In addition, the Faculty of Psychology makes efforts to promote sustainable commuting by notifying the limited car park area in the hope that students and guests will prefer to use public transportation or walk to and from the faculty. We also have pedestrian paths prioritizing comfort and considering human aspects, such as circulation, nature and climate, safety, cleanliness, and beauty.

Universitas Indonesia strongly supports its teaching staff working remotely at home or outside the office by utilizing the university’s information system. The online learning process uses platforms such as EMAS (E-learning Management System) or other applications subscribed to by UI (e.g., Microsoft Teams). In addition, UI has also developed an information system called HRIS (Human Resources Information System), one of which features is attendance recording through HRIS

system on the “greatday-HR” application. Furthermore, the work administration is done through the UI information system called “kelola”. For correspondence, UI develops Andieni”, a correspondence system allowing digital signatures. By using “Andieni”, university work units can correspond and digitally sign documents for easy operation. Universitas Indonesia has a system for students and online lectures; EMAS (E-learning Management System) is a distance learning system for UI students and lecturers that can be accessed through the website, EMAS has a total of nearly 4130 classes and 5381 courses with the number of users consisting of 1420 lecturers and 42,748 students.

Universitas Indonesia endeavors to help its teaching staff and employees to be able to have a proper place to live. To support this goal, UI issues a letter of recommendation for those planning to apply for a home ownership loan to financial institutions so that they can afford to buy a decent house. Collaborating with several banks, apartment developers and cooperatives, the university aims to enable its employees to choose between competitive rates.

In addition, several commercial banks also facilitate home ownership loans for teaching staff. Other than that. Local governments (e.g., DKI Jakarta government) exempt teachers and lecturers from land and building taxes. Previously, UI has several housing complexes for lectures, such as in the Rawamangun and Ciputat areas.
Universitas Indonesia provides accommodation for its students, by prioritizing new students from outside Jakarta metropolitan area.  UI Dormitory has 13 buildings, 1,425 rooms that can accommodate 1,538 tenants. Each room is equipped with a bed, cupboard, bookshelf and desk. On each floor, there are a shared bathroom and a prayer room. As a supporting facility, UI Dormitory also has a number of facilities that students can access for free: canteen, sports field, discussion table, yellow bus stop, and four drinking fountains allowing them to get free drinking water. The university also provides a number of rooms for the disabled. On the inside, there is a disabled bathroom designed to meet the needs of the disabled with sufficient space to move a wheelchair.

One of UI’s efforts to provide a safe and comfortable experience for disabled pedestrians is to provide pedestrian paths in several areas, including: 1. around buildings on campus 2. In buildings on campus 3. Along bicycle lane and 4. Inside the buildings on campus. UI also gives extra attention not only to the disabled but also to the elderly. Pedestrian paths on campus are equipped with the following facilities: 1. Guide block, a device for the blind. This device helps them know which direction to walk and where to stop. 2. Ramp, a sloping path titled at certain angle connecting two levels of floor, accessible for wheelchair users and people with physical limitations. 3. Braille on visitor signs, a device serving the needs of blind people. In supporting an eco-friendly and vehicle-emission-free campus, UI improves pedestrian path facilities to reduce the use of private vehicles on campus. Pedestrian access is also friendly for people with disabilities, so it can provide comfort for all UI academic community members. UI also facilitates pedestrian access to buildings with adequate lighting facilities.

Pedestrian priority on campus

Pedestrian Priority on campus (2)

Pedestrian and Boulevard UI

Faculty of Nursing is truly supportive of pedestrians. It can be seen from the presence of pedestrian paths around the building fulfilling the safe, comfortable and disability-friendly aspects. Paths for the disabled have begun to be developed. Faculty of Nursing also supports the use of the stairs program by placing posters and banners in several areas such as wallboards, elevators, and stairs.

Furthermore Faculty of Nursing also has a policy regarding support for pedestrians. The policy is stated in the dean’s decree No 5670/UN2.F12.D/HKP.02.04/2018 concerning the Go Green Implementation Policy of Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia point j. The policy is currently socialized to the entire of faculty academic community members.

Universitas Indonesia works closely with local governments to solve planning and development problems in various fields, including transportation, water, and urban planning. Over the years, UI has fully supported the local governments in Jakarta and Depok for their sustainability planning and development by involving professors and teaching staff in various fields. In addition, UI has conducted research in Manggarai Regency for two years. The research is conducted in agriculture and will be financed by the Ministry of Finance through a two-year production research program. In submitting their proposal to the Ministry of Finance, they proposed Manggarai Regency as the research location as well as UI trusted by the community in Manggarai Regency for its involvement in the development becoming the flagship program of the Deno-Madur Government with the Integrated Agricultural Management System (SIMANTRI). The main aim of the research is to build connectivity between farmers (individuals, groups, and communities), organic food community and consumers of restaurants and hotels.

Universitas Indonesia cooperates with Manggarai district government in Research in Agricultural Sector

Universitas Indonesia applies sustainable building standards in every new building construction on campus, such as the Integrated Teaching Laboratory and Workshop Building. These buildings have a sustainable and environmentally friendly concept by using energy-saving equipment such as LED lights, automatic water faucets and other electronic equipment. The Integrated Teaching Laboratory and Workshop Building use smart technology and green building principles. It is environmentally friendly and energy efficient in terms of lighting management and air circulation. In addition, it also applies water-harvesting technology.

Universitas Indonesia has a new building on brownfield land, Teaching Laboratory and Workshop Building, Purnomo Prawiro Hall and Sport center (SOR) to support students’ facilities and activities at UI. In addition, the new buildings adopt sustainable building construction standards. Such as the Teaching Laboratory and Workshop Building using smart technology and green building principles. It is environmentally friendly and energy efficient in terms of lighting management and air circulation. Furthermore, it also applies water-harvesting technology. The UI Sport center (SOR) is also a new building at UI applying the concept of international standard green building.

UI Builds International Standard Sports Center


University expenditure

IDR2,736,000,000, 000

Expenditure spent on supporting arts and heritage


Percentage of spend on Arts & Heritage



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