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Tanjungpura University

Tanjungpura University
Universitas Tanjungpura
Seal of the Tanjungpura University
Established 20 May 1959
Type Public
Rector Dr. H. Chairil Effendi
Location Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tanjungpura University (Indonesian: Universitas Tanjungpura) or UNTAN is a public university located in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Hamzah Haz, former Indonesian Vice President once taught at the University.[1]


It was established as the private, government-accredited University of National Power (Universitas Daya Nasional) on 20th May 1959, with Law and Business Administration faculties, and became a public university 16 May 1963. On 20th May 1963, the name was changed to State University of Pontianak (Universitas Negeri Pontianak). On 14 September 1965 the name changed again, to Dwikora University (Universitas Dwikora) (Dwikora, short for Dwi Komando Rakyat, was a reference to the Indonesian 'konfrontasi' with Malaysia).[2] At this time, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences was opened. On August 15 1967 the final name change was effected,[3] to the current Tanjungpura University, a reference to the Tanjungpura Kingdom that had once ruled the area.



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