History Of Uhamka

UNIVERSITAS Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA (Uhamka)

Is one of the private universities owned by Persyarikatan Muhammadiyah based in Jakarta. As one of Muhammadiyah’s charitable endeavors, Uhamka is an Islamic-based tertiary institution based on the Qur’an and Assunah and based on the Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution which carry out the chess assignments of Muhammadiyah Higher Education, namely holding piety and faith in Allah, education and teaching, research, and community service according to Islamic guidance.

Uhamka is a change of shape from the Muhammadiyah Jakarta Teacher Training and Education Institute (IKIP) with the initial name of the Teacher Education College (PTPG). The PTPG was inaugurated on the 25th Rabiul Awal 1377 H / 18 November 1957 AD, with the founders including Arso Sosroatmodjo (Chair) and HS Prodjokusumo (Secretary).

In line with government policy, in 1958 the PTPG changed to the Teacher Training and Education Faculty (FKIP) which held the position of the University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ). In that same year, FKIP was trusted by the Office of Religious Education, Ministry of Religion, to educate its employees to become qualified PGA teachers.

In 1965, FKIP UMJ stood alone under the name IKIP Muhammadiyah Jakarta (IKIP-MJ) and from 1979 to 1990 won the trust of the government to manage the Education Diploma Program for Education Staff Projects.

Then from 1990 to 1997 the IKIP-MJ won the trust to manage the Primary School Teacher Education Program (PGSD). The PGSD D2 program then continued until 2007, even in 2007 Uhamka was given the trust to hold a Regular S1 PGSD Program as well as a Distance Learning Program (PJJ).

Besides that, Uhamka was also given the trust to implement the Teacher Certification and Professional Teacher Education Program, this trust was very impressive and encouraging because it was only given to a very large number of private universities in Indonesia. The managers of IKIP-MJ see that the IKIP Muhammadiyah Jakarta needs to continue to increase its role to participate in providing quality human resources, both in the education and non-education fields. The effort taken was to convert the Muhammadiyah Jakarta Teachers’ Training College into a University. For this reason a University Conversion Team was formed, chaired by Prof. Drs. H. Sudarno Sinduwiryo, M.Ed.

After going through various processes, the Minister of Education and Culture through the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Education and Culture decided and determined the changes in the form of the IKIP-MJ to the Muhammadiyah University Prof. DR. Hamka with the Decree of the Director General of Higher Education Depdikbud No. 138 / DIKTI / Kep / 1997, May 30, 1997.


Approval of use Prof. DR. Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah (nicknamed Buya Hamka) as the name of this college is based on the agreement of the Buya Hamka extended family with the Muhammadiyah Central Executive which was signed through a written memorandum of understanding. Name of Prof. DR. Hamka was chosen because this character has an extraordinary spirit in self-learning (self-taught), complete, and lasts for life.

Prof. DR. Hamka is a multi-dimensional figure in a variety of expertise, namely intellectuals who are intellectuals, intellectuals who are scholars, a skilled and unique writer, as well as a journalist and an excellent Muhammadiyah preacher. Buya Hamka’s character grew stronger with his appointment as a National Hero in 2011.

The submission of the Director General of Higher Education’s Decree was carried out by Kopertis Region III Coordinator on June 9, 1997. Subsequently it was announced publicly by the Chairperson of PP Muhammadiyah, Dr. HM. Amien Rais, MA. at the Bachelor and Graduates of the IKIP-MJ Diploma Program and the Inauguration of Prof. Muhammadiyah University DR. Hamka on June 11, 1997, at the Jakarta Convention Center (Jakarta Hilton Convention Center) and at the same time confirmed the Chancellor of the IKIP Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Drs. H. Qomari Anwar, MA. became the Chancellor of the Muhammadiyah University Prof. DR. First Hamka.