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The Faculty of Industrial Technology, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta (abbreviated in Indonesian to FTI-UPNVY) has had a long history in the course of the development of the University. UPNVY was established under a decree issued by the Minister of Veteran Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Number 139/KPTS/1958 dated 8 October 1958 and was at that time named Akademi Pembangunan Nasional (APN) “Veteran” (literally, Academy of National Development) as a PTK (government service institute of higher education). As a tertiary educational institution, APN “Veteran” had three departments, i.e. Mining Geology, Agricultural Economics, and Business Technology. It was this Department of Business Technology that later became the embryonic Faculty of Industrial Technology. The first classes of APN “Veteran” were conducted on 15 December 1958, which was later designated as the foundation day or anniversary of UPNVY.
As of 30 July 1965 in compliance with a Joint Decree of the Minister of Veteran Affairs and Demobilisation and the Minister of Higher Education and Sciences Number 140/KPTS/1965, the status of APN “Veteran” of Yogyakarta as an academy was upgraded to PTPN “Veteran” (i.e. an Institute of Higher Education). In line with its upgraded status, more fields of study were added. The PTPN “Veteran” had six faculties, i.e. Faculty of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and Faculty of Economics. The field of Business Technology, which had at first been managed at the departmental level, was upgraded to the faculty level and renamed Chemical Engineering, but this Faculty of Chemical Engineering at that time was a faculty that ran only one department, i.e. the Department of Chemical Engineering.
In accordance with a decree by the Minister of Defence and Security Number SKEP/1555/XI/1977 dated 30 November 1977, PTPN (as an institute of higher education) changed to a University named Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta (UPNVY, i.e. University of National Development of Yogyakarta) under direct supervision of the Ministry a Defence and Security. Later on, in conformity with a decree by the Minister a Defence and Security Number Kep/01/II/1993 concerning the structuring of UPN “Veteran” dated 27 February 1993, there was an organizational change affecting the Central UPN “Veteran” in Yogyakarta and its branches in Surabaya (East Java) and Jakarta resulting in the obliteration of the central and branch levels, so that each establishment was independent. The UPN “Veteran” of Yogyakarta was located in Yogyakarta and had five faculties, comprising the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Mineral Technology, the Faculty of Industrial Technology, and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Under this set-up, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering was then renamed the Faculty of Industrial Technology, which was expected to organize the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. However, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at that time could not be established according to plan because there was still a need for more elaborate preparations.
In further development, in conformity with a joint decree by the Minister of Education and Culture and the Minister of Defence Number 0307/0/1994 and Kep/10/XI/1994 concerning the Enhancement of Public Service of UPN “Veteran” through the implementation the link and match concept dated 29 November 1994, effective from 1 April 1995, the status of UPNVY as a government service institute of higher education was transformed into a PTS (Private Institute of Higher Education) under a foundation named YKPBS (foundation inspired by the fighting spirit of Commander in chief General Sudirman). In the decree it was affirmed that the FTI (Faculty of Industrial Technology) was a faculty that administered three study programs, namely Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Informatics Engineering. Owing to the need for more preparation for the last two programs, they did not accept enrolment of new students until the academic year 1995/1996 by the name of Industrial Engineering Study Program and Informatics Engineering Study Program. The first classes in the two study programs were conducted on 28 August 1995.
In response to the need in industry for medium-level manpower, in its further development the FTI set up a Diploma 3 (D3-level) Study Program in Chemical Engineering starting from the academic year 2004/2005 in conformity with a Permit issued by the Directorate of Higher Education Number 1340/D/T/2004 dated 12 April 2004. In response to the need for post-graduate studies, the University set up a Masters program in Industrial Engineering, under the administration of the Postgraduate Program of UPNVY, which commenced its courses on 25 September 2006.
On 10 August 2007, a notarial certificate was issued by Notary Imas Fatimah, S.H. (LLB) Number 27 concerning the merging of the two Foundations, i.e. the YKPBS and the YSBP (Satya Bhakti Pertiwi Foundation) into the YKPP (Foundation for the welfare of members of the Army, the national Police, the civil servants, and retired military and police officers). Under this notarial document, the management of UPNVY has been shifted from the YKBPS to the YKPP.
II. VISION, MISSIONS, AND AIMS OF THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
To become a pioneer of development in the field of industrial technology founded on the spirit in defence of one’s country in the era of globalization.
The missions undertaken by the Faculty of Industrial Technology are:
To enable the Faculty to take an active role in the development of the nation through:
III. STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
In efforts to improve the students’ standards of knowledge and independence, the Study Program Students’ Association always conduct various activities, both academic and social, to reinforce the knowledge they acquire from classes. These activities include national annual seminars, training for high school students in various branches of applied science, contests of innovative works, study trips/excursions, social action, and community service, sports, and research on students’ creativity.