Short History

The University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) which was founded in 1964 was one of the charity efforts of Muhammadiyah. At that time, UMM had just opened three faculties, including; Law, Economics and Teacher Training and Education (Islamic Education Department). During 1968-1975, UMM had opened two faculties they were Social and Political Science and Islamic Studies. In 1975-1977, UMM had opened two more faculties Agriculture and Engineering. The number of faculties then remained in the same number until 1983. During 1983 to 2000 UMM had opened several faculties including: Psychology, Animal Husbandry, D-3 Nursing and Medical. The Pharmacy program then became part of the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2007. Furthermore, in 2009 the leader of UMM merged the Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry-Fishery which became the Faculty of Agriculture and Husbandry to accord with a consortium of Agricultural Sciences.

As one of the leading universities in East Java, UMM is now able to manage more than 18,000 active students who came from all parts of Indonesia, also included international students from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and East Timor. Although UMM is an Islamic university, the religious background of the students is not an issue.
UMM students' religion extends across 
Hindus, Buddhists, Christian, and Catholic.

UMM always updates the facilities to enhance the students' learning experience: lectures building development, laboratories, facilities of computer,
intranet access  and internet using optic fiber and hotspot areas. In addition, the university develops a digital library which is equipped with online journals, audio-visual, and other scientific information resources which is incorporated in the Indonesian Digital Library Network (IDLN).

UMM develops several business units which are expected to create financial aid for the university without burdening students with high tuition fees. Some units are already running some profitable businesses which include:
UMM Press, Book Store, UMM Dome, Hotel University Inn, and a motorcycle shop. In the near future, UMM has planned to build a Teaching Hospital, Petrol Station, Simple Rent Student Housing, Shopping Mall
and others.


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