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Brief Profile

Established since 1968, Faculty of Social and Political Science (Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik or FISIP) Universitas Indonesia is one of the faculties with most students and study programs in campus. Up until end of 2014, FISIP UI has 34 study programs with 227 lecturers, and 6.230 students (per 2nd semester of 2014/2015) within eight departments, which is; (1) Department of Communication Studies; (2) Department of Political Science; (3) Department of Public Administration (who has split itself as Faculty of Public Administration since March 2015); (4) Department of Criminology; (5) Department of Sociology; (6) Department of Social Welfare; (7) Department of Anthropology; and (8) Department of International Relation.


Institutionally, FISIP UI used to be a part of state-owned legal entities (Badan Hukum Milik Negara or BHMN) of Universitas Indonesia. In 2001, UI was appointed as BHMN through PP no. 152, that made UI entitled to autonomous management from the government. With that status, UI manages its own household budget, which is reinforced in a decision by Board of Trustee (Majelis Wali Amanat or MWA) Universitas Indonesia year 2003 through Decree No. 01/SK/MWA-UI/2003. This decision was carried based on the legitimation of Act no. 12 year 2012 about Higher Education by The Ministry of Education. According to that law, UI along with six other BHMN was changed to Legal Entity State University (Perguruan Tinggi Negeri Berbadan Hukum or PTN BH).


Through Decree No.405/SK/R/UI/2008 regarding the discharge of former Dean and the appointment of Dean of FISIP UI for the period of 2013-2017, Rector of UI assigned Dr. Arie Setiabudi Soesilo, M. Sc as Dean of FISIP UI. Along with him, the Vice Dean of Education, Research and Student Affairs, the Vice Dean of Human Resources and Venture and some members of the management were also appointed. The directors of FISIP UI are trying to start a transformation for the next four years towards an autonomous, independent (non-subsidized) and professional institution.


System: Organizational Structure, Coordination and Work Conduct


Based on the autonomous status of PTN BH, FISIP UI aims to create a virtuous transformation to achieve the following goals:


  1. Good Governance (good exercise of power) that is marked by transparency and accountability of academic and non-academic management;
  2. Decision-making process that is built upon careful thought, law-abiding, and mindful towards various feedbacks;
  3. Advancement in system/management and facility in order to achieve independence and progress in the era of autonomous campus;
  4. Productivity and service of excellence towards academic community and the general public.
  5. Implementation of corporate culture based on mutual trust and shared values built upon collective spirit.


The organizational structure of FISIP UI refers to the organization and governance that was made by Board of Director of Higher Education Universitas Indonesia. FISIP UI is made of Academic Faculty Senate, The Board of Professors of Faculty and Constituent of Faculty Management. Academic Faculty Senate (Senat Akademik Fakultas or SAU) is the highest normative council in the campus’ environment. They have the responsibility of providing input to The Board of Director about strategic plans, work plans and annual household budget. On the other side, The Board of Professors of Faculty is an organ inside the faculty’s organizational structure that run academic guidance, moral and ethical integrity in FISIP UI’s academic environment.


The faculty is led by a Dean, along with his/her Board of Directors; Vice Dean who manages academic and non-academic affairs; Head of Academic Quality Control Unit, Data and Accreditation; Head of Director and Staff Secretariat Unit; and staffs who manage and run all staff assistance affairs including internationalization, institutional coordination, development of information and communication technology and external collaboration. The Dean is also helped by managers and their staffs when designing policies in research, publication and venture management.


FISIP UI conducts undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs for the following departments:


  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Administrative Science
  • Department of Criminology
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of International Relation