Welcome to The Department of Physics
University of Indonesia
The Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Universitas Indonesia (FMIPA UI), has a big history and tradition in educations and researches since its early establishment from the decree of Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs No. 108.094 December 21, 1960. In more than 5 decades, the Department of Physics has grown and developed because partnerships conducted with various parties.
Accelerated developments of the Department of Physics was triggered by cooperation with National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) in 1970 to prepare protection of radiation and nuclear instrumentation. This program had successfully created more than 200 graduates which mostly were employed at BATAN and other big institutions like Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and also National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN). In 1980, partnership was also conducted with Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMG) to raise the qualification standards of its employees from High School Diploma to Bachelor of Science. As a competition in private sector was going out of control, the Department of Physics realized the importance of up-to-date education corresponding to available jobs without sacrificing its quality and competence in creating great graduates. The Department of Physics was expected to create graduates able to fill formal sector such as universities and research institutions. On the other hand, the Department of Physics needs to pay attention to human resources sector such as oil companies, telecommunication, electronics, hospital, etc.