Established in 1965, Semarang State University (UNNES) is one of the biggest state universities in Indonesia. UNNES is the first university that declared itself as the Conservation University of Indonesia. The conservation declaration was announced by the Rector of UNNES in a glorious celebration attended by the Minister of National Education of Indonesia on March 12th, 2010. When UNNES was first established in 1965, its name was Teacher Training College Semarang (IKIP Semarang) that accommodated the need of teachers around Central Java and gave a great attention to education. Then, by the Indonesian Presidential Decree No. 124 in 1999, IKIP Semarang was converted to be Semarang State University.
At Sekaran campus, on March 12th 2010, UNNES was declared as a conservation university by the National Education Minister, Muhammad Nuh.
NNES is determined to consistently uphold the idea of protection, preservation, utilization and sustainable development of natural and cultural resources of Indonesia. UNNES also puts conservation as a manifestation of the Tridarma of university namely education, research, and community service.
Several programs that are established to support the development of UNNES as a conservation university are as follow:
- Conservation of Biodiversity
This program develops conservation of biodiversity for both flora and fauna and its management.
- Green Architecture and Internal Transportation
1.) Develops guideline of how to apply environmental friendly construction to all new buildings;
2.) Develops the construction of sidewalk and bicycle path and shelter;
3.) Promotes the use of environmentally friendly means of transportation;
4.) Builds a model of biopore, and;
5.) Builds a model of energy saving building.
- Paperless Policy
Paperless policy is program to minimize the use of paper by utilizing information technology owned by UNNES. The program is implemented by developing a web-based application system and online publications, and improving supporting infrastructure for organizational development.
- Waste Management
Waste management program includes composting, recycling paper and plastic/metal containers, laboratory waste processing, and dry leaves and flower processing.
- Clean Energy
Clean energy program is an effort to utilize renewable energy sources and to use technologies with energy saving attitude.
- Art Cultural Conservation
Along with environmental conservation efforts, strengthening the attitudinal and behavioural aspects of all UNNES academicians and their surroundings that reflect the value of conservation becomes a conservation program in the field of culture. The program is implemented through the socialization and acculturation of environmentally friendly attitudes, such as planting and taking care plants, using less paper, and using energy efficiently.
- Conservation Cadres
Conservation cadre program is an effort to increase conservation cadre both within UNNES and its surrounding communities. The program includes some activities, such as: cadres’ recruitment, cadres training through conservation education, socialization, and cooperation with parties related to conservation and environmental activities.
Semarang State University
Public Relation Unit
H Building, the 2nd Floor – Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang
Zip Code: 50229
Phone: (+6224) 8508093