History of IPB

Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) has a long history of struggle. Started from the University of Indonesia in Bogor, the university became the forerunner of the first agricultural higher education in the country in 1940. Furthermore, based on the Decree of the Minister of Higher Education and Science No. 91/1963 and ratified by Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia No. 279/1965 on 1 September 1963, IPB secede from its parent university to become the Agricultural Institute in Bogor.

At this time IPB is the only college in Indonesia that bears the name of "institute" same level as university that given full trust by the government to pursue and develop tropical agricultural sciences in the country.

Since 53 years ago, IPB has grown and developed into a college that has a good reputation and plays an important role in the national development and higher education in Indonesia. IPB’s growth and development has gone through three periods of time: the colonial era, the period of struggle for independence, and the period after the proclamation of independence. In the three period there was a consistent thread that consists of the striving, nationality, patriotism and leadership of the predecessors. These are the values ??that have always been held firmly from time to time.

The tradition of community service, which is an integral part of the higher education’s Tridarma (three main responsibilities), was also born from this campus. The action research that began in 1963 in Karawang and in cooperation with various universities and other institutions has led the Indonesia nation to significantly increase rice production and even achieve self-sufficiency in rice.

IPB also always upholds the principle of providing wide access to high quality education. IPB has a new student admission system through invitations to high-achieving high schools to propose the best students to become the students of IPB. The selection, which is based on their academic records, is the concept of IPB developed since 1976 with the principle of providing access as much as possible.

In 2011, such a selection was then elevated or adopted into the national system in the new student admissions by State Universities (PTN) throughout Indonesia.

Meanwhile, IPB’s strength in the establishment of general competence turns out to have led the students to become graduates who are ready to play a role in many areas of life. The values ??that can be learned from a wide range of teaching and learning in IPB are familiarity of managing complexity and uncertainty, excellence in numerical and scalable solutions, always thinking of systems and caring for the environment, always thinking and acting systematically, complying to the regulations, and always caring for farmers as well as readily helping others.

Now at the age of 53 years, IPB has nine faculties: the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Faculty of Animal Science, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Human Ecology, Business School, Graduate School and Vocational School.

IPB currently has 36 departments, 21 Study Centers, 159 undergraduate and graduate programs and 18 diploma (vocational) educational programs. And until January 2016, IPB has graduated 133,778 students.

On September 1, 2003 Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) reached the age of 40 years. Historical development of IPB starts from the embryonic phase (1941-1963), birth and growth phase (1963-1975), maturation phase (1975-2000), autonomy implementation phase (2000-2005) and leading to the State Owned Legal Entity-based IPB phase (BHMN) commencing in 2006. In 2007 it is expected that IPB is ready conceptually to become a research-based university.

First ground breaking by Ir. Soekarno Baranangsiang Campus of IPB Graduation in the Past

First ground breaking by  Ir. Soekarno

Baranangsiang Campus of IPB, Bogor

Graduation in the Past

History of IPB’s Leaders from Period to Period:

  1. Prof. Dr. Syarif Thayeb (Chairman of  IPB Presidium1963)
  2. Prof. Dr. A.J. Darman (Chairman of IPB Presidium1963)
  3. Prof. Dr. Ir. Tb. Bachtiar Rifai (IPB Rector1964-1965)
  4. Prof. Dr. Ir. Sajogyo (IPB Rector1965-1966)
  5. Prof. Dr. j.h. Hutasoit (Chairman of IPB Presidium1966)
  6. Prof. Dr. Ir. Toyib Hadiwidjaja (IPB Rector1966-1971)
  7. Prof. Dr. Ir. A.M. Satari (IPB Rector1971-1978)
  8. Prof. Dr. Ir. Andi Hakim Nasution (IPB Rector1978-1987)
  9. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Sitanala Arsjad (IPB Rector1987-1996)
  10. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Soleh Solahuddin,M.Sc (IPB Rector1996-1998)
  11. Prof. Dr. Ir. R.H.M. Aman Wirakartakusumah,M.Sc (IPB Rector1998-2002)
  12. Prof. Dr. Ir. Ahmad Ansori Mattjik,M.Sc (IPB Rector2002-2007)
  13. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Herry Suhardiyanto, M.Sc. (IPB Rector2008-2012)
  14. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Herry Suhardiyanto, M.Sc. (IPB Rector2012-2017)
  15. Dr. Arif Satria, SP, M.Si (IPB Rector 2017-2022)

Sejarah Rektor IPB 

                                                   Rectors of IPB


Organization of IPB :

In accordance with Regulation No. 154/2000, IPB’s organization consists of Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, Board of Auditors, Rector, Vice Rectors, Deans, Vice Deans, Heads of Institution, Institution Secretary, Directors and Head of the Sub-directorates. In addition, IPB also has a library director and heads of other supporting elements, namely laboratories, workshops, studios, information centers, experiment gardens and security units and other necessary forms. IPB also has commercial business units whose leaders are appointed and dismissed by as well as responsible to Rector.

In accordance with Decree No. 55/MWA-IPB/2007, IPB also has Board of Professors, Executive Secretary, Treasurer, Offices, and the Diploma Programs. Based on the considerations according to the existing law, the result of organizational studies, benchmarking, and discussions with the faculty and department leaders of IPB, the organizational structure of IPB was established through the decision of MWA Number 77/MWA-IPB/2008 on February 1, 2008.

In the organization, administrative activities are centralized to the central office, while academic activities (education, research and community service) are decentralized to the Departments and Research Centers. The Departments and Centers become the spearhead in the Tridharma (three main responsibilities) of IPB. Business activities are professionally managed in a common mechanism in limited companies. However, the department and centers are encouraged to generate income through the auxiliary enterprise activities in accordance with their competence and expertise.

In their operational activities, Rector and Vice Rector are assisted by administrative units in the form of Offices and Directorates as follows:

1. Directorates under the coordination of Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs  

  • Directorate of Educational Administration
  • Directorates of Academic Assessment and Development
  • Directorate of Student Affairs
  • Directorate of Career Development and Alumni Relations

2. Directorate under the coordination of Vice Rector for Resources and Strategic Studies 

  • Directorate of Strategic Studies and Agriculture Policies
  • Directorate of Human Resource
  • Directorate of Planning and Development

3. Directorate under the coordination of Vice Rector for Research and Cooperation

  • Directorate of Research and Inovation
  • Directorate of International Program and Cooperation
  • Directorate of Career Development and Alumni Relations

4. Directorate under the coordination of Vice Rector for Facilities and Business 

  • Directorate of Business Development
  • Directorate of Integration and Information System
  • Directorate of Facilities Development

5. Office under the coordination of Institute Secretary

  • Bearau of Finance
  • Bearau of General
  • Office of Rector Secretariate

6. Office under coordination of Rector

  • Office of Internal Audit
  • Office of Quality Management

To meet the needs in the transitional period of BHMN (State-Owned Legal Body), IPB has improved its organization changing directorates and offices into 12 directorates and 4 offices as follows:

  1. Directorate of Educational Administration
  2. Directorate of Academic Studies and Development
  3. Directorate of Student Affairs
  4. Directorate of Career Development and Alumni
  5. Directorate of Finance
  6. Directorate of Human Resources
  7. Directorate of Facilities and Property
  8. Directorate of planning and development
  9. Directorate of Research and Strategic Studies
  10. Directorate of Cooperation and International Program
  11. Directorate of Business and Partnership
  12. Directorate of Communication and Information System
  13. Executive Secretariat
  14. Office of Internal Audit
  15. Office of Law and Organization
  16. Office of Quality Management

To facilitate the task of Rector and Vice Rector, an Executive Secretary is appointed in charge of coordinating Public Relations (PR), Public Administration, and Protocol. The Graduate School is led by a Dean. Deans in IPB are assisted by Vice Deans. A Library is managed by a Head of library. LPPM (Institution for Research and Community Services) is led a Head, Vice and a Secretary. Two Vice Heads of LPPM are responsible for Research Division and Community Service Division.