Untad History

Tadulako University, abbreviated UNTAD, is a public university in Palu, Indonesia, Presidential Decree No. sesaui 36 1981 Tadulako established on August 14, 1981. Rector, who now serves in the first period 2011-2014 and the two-year period from 2014 to 2019 was Prof. Dr. Ir. Muh. Basir Cyio, SE, MS.


The existence of universities in Central Sulawesi, which is the forerunner of the University of Tadulako marked by three (3) stages of the history of that period Tadulako private status (1963-1966), the period of the status of the branch (1966-1981), and domestic stand-alone status ” Tadulako “(UNTAD), since 1981.

Private Status period (1963-1966)

Tadulako as private universities stems and grow by getting a life of pure self communities in Central Sulawesi, was standing before Central Sulawesi gain status as a first-level regions of Central Sulawesi Province. Tadulako concretely means a leader, and by virtue of its meaning. Thus Tadulako is a leader who has the virtue properties (fair, thoughtful, honest, intelligent, bold, vibrant, protector, defender of truth). On May 8, 1963 stood Tadulako with private status, the first rector DVM. Nasri Gayur. After going through a wide range of efforts to improve the status and role of the University Tadulako, then on 12 September 1964 upgraded to “LISTED” according to the Decree of the Minister of Higher Education and Science No. 94 / B-SWT / P / 64, with four faculties: Faculty of Social and Political, Economic Faculty, Faculty of Animal Science and the Faculty of Education, Department of Life Sciences and Education. Subsequent developments increased again the faculty of the Faculty of Law so that the whole becomes five (5) faculty.

Branch period (1966-1981)

Various efforts and hard work done by community leaders in this area, so the realization Universities with branch status, namely the University of Hasanuddin University Tadulako Branch, by the Minister of Higher Education and Science (PTIP) No. 1 of 1966 dated January 1, 1966 and the Institute of Teacher Training and Education (Teachers’ Training College) Branch Makassar Palu by the Minister of Higher Education and Science (PTIP) No. 2 of 1966 on January 1, 1966. Tadulako University of Hasanuddin University Branch (Branch UNTAD UNHAS) is comprised of four faculties, namely: Faculty of Animal Science, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social and Political. Teachers’ Training Branch Makassar Palu consists of three faculties namely: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Teaching Literature and Art and Science of Teaching Faculty of exact sciences.

Stand Alone Tadulako State University (since 1981)

To further streamline the efforts to create a stand-alone state university, then in 1978 on the facilitation of the Directorate General of Higher Education and the Provincial Government of Central Sulawesi, formed Koordinatorium College of Central Sulawesi (PTST), chaired by the Governor of Central Sulawesi province with six Vice-Chairs derived from UNTAD Branch UNHAS (3 people) and Teachers’ Training Branch Makassar Palu (3 people). The PTST Koordinatorium efforts to reunite the two universities in Central Sulawesi branch eventually emerge and become more solid foundation for the establishment of a stand-alone public university. For the support and efforts of communities in Central Sulawesi, local government, Rector of Hasanuddin University, Makassar Rector Teachers’ Training College and the Directorate General of Higher Education, finally the status of the second branch of higher education institutions mentioned above increased to “STATE UNIVERSITY OF STANDING OWN”, the name of Tadulako ( UNTAD) in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 36 of 1981 dated August 14, 1981, pursuant to Presidential Decree is UNTAD consists of five (5) faculties namely the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Agriculture ,

In a further development of the faculty is growing again, Faculty of Engineering in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0378/0/1993 dated October 21, 1993.

Rector inauguration UNTAD the Sixth

On March 7, 2011 in Jakarta, Minister of National Education, Prof. Ir. H. Muh. Nuh, DEA, Monday (07/3) and took the Oath of office induct five university leader and four of the Echelon III & IV within the Ministry of National Education. Among the five university leaders are sworn in Room Graha Utama Building third floor of the Ministry of National Education, Jakarta is Prof. Dr. Ir. Muh. Basir Cyio, SE, MS as Rector to six Tadulako, for a term of four years into the future (2011-2015). While the other four leaders Perti, respectively Prof. Dr. Mahdi Bahar, S.Kar, M.Hum as Rector IISIP West Sumatra Padang Panjang, Ir. Darmawan, MT as the Director of the Polytechnic Banjarmasin, Mahyus, S.Pd, SE, MM as Director of Pontianak State Polytechnic, and Ir. Nana Dwi Wahyono, MM sworn in as Director of Polytechnic of Jember. Muh. Basir Cyio inaugurated by the Minister of National Education No. 75 / MPN.A4-KP / 2011, dated February 18, 2011. The figure of youth that ended jabatannnya Familiar as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture UNTAD when inducted into the UNTAD Rector, elected as Rector UNTAD after going through three stages of Elections. At this stage of Networking (first stage) held on December 1, 2010, Muh. Basir Cyio with four other candidates ahead of the six candidates Rector. The second phase (screening), dated 4 December 2010 ahead again with two other candidates of five candidates. Whereas at the height of the election held on December 21, 2010, of the three candidates Rector, Prof. Muh. Basir Cyio ahead by gaining 65 votes (54%) of the 120 voices of the Senate and the Minister. While two other candidates each Prof. Dr. Anhulaila MP, SE, MS obtaining 52 votes (44%), and Prof. H.Chairil Anwar, SE, MA, Ph.D won 3 votes (2%).

In his inauguration speech, the minister, Muh. Noah warned, the Rector or the head of other universities, the post of a lecturer who was given additional duties. Lecturers are academic figure, so that in carrying out its duties in addition to the development of human resources, professors also work to improve the welfare of the community.

As an additional task, the Rector said M. Nuh, need to pay attention to the bureaucracy in accordance with the mechanisms applicable laws and crustaceans. And for the development of higher education, should not be considered as a lecturer task futile but is an attempt to perform the task of human resource development and improvement for the benefit of community development, said former Minister of Communication, M. Nuh.

M. He also expressed his gratitude and highest appreciation to Manta UNTAD Rector, Drs. H. Sahabuddin Mustapa, M.Si which has been carrying out the task as well as possible as Rector UNTAD period 2002-2011. Sahabuddin said Noah, has brought UNTAD developing in various fields, so that the trust placed in him, can run well and go forward. It is certainly expected also to officials / new Rector, Prof. Dr.Ir. Muh. Basir Cyio, in order to carry out tasks in the lead UNTAD fore with the best and grow even more. And the Muh. Basir Cyio, the minister expressed Congratulations duty. The inauguration event was attended by officials from the environment UNTAD, IISIP Padang Panjang, Polytechnic Banjarmasin, Pontianak Polytechnic, Polytechnic of Jember and officials and an invitation from the Ministry of National Education in Jakarta. Officials from Environment UNTAD, looked the Provost, Dean-dean of the Faculty 8, the Director and Assistant Director of Graduate, Heads of Institutions, the Bureau Chief, a Head of Public Relations and Tadulako. Responding to the inauguration procession, Dean of the Faculty of Law UNTAD, Dr. H. Idham, SH, MH revealed, in addition to the implementation of the inauguration runs quite solemn with the feel full of intimacy and familiarity, also some very fundamental things in the management of higher education institutions submitted to the minister. Among others the principle of rationality and academic principles. But it must also be combined with bureaucratic management. Because of the duties of a rector is an additional task, and as an academic management should be based on the principles of academic.

According Idham, figure or figures Muh. Basir Cyio which holds the mandate as Rector UNTAD rated highly qualified to carry out the mandate given to the minister in the future is expected to be supported by all parties, especially the Rector and the Dean.