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    UNAND Ready to be Part of Top 500 World Class University (WCU) Ranking

    Padang (UNAND) – Universitas Andalas (UNAND) is one of the best universities in Indonesia. It is a Legal Entity State University. Universitas Andalas has a mission to be part of the Top 500 World Class University (WCU). In realizing that mission, all of the lecturers, students, academic communities, and stakeholders always conduct their best efforts in various programs and activities.

    To accelerate the internationalization, Universitas Andalas provides scholarship programs for prospective students from various countries around the world. Admission of foreign students is carried out throughout 3 mechanisms such as independent scheme (regular), cooperation and scholarship.

    Independent scheme (regular) is kind of mechanism when the foreign students apply their selves to be a student in Universitas Andalas which is the funding endured by their selves. The cooperation scheme is between countries (Government to Government/G to G) or with other international organizations with financing based on a mutual agreement. Meanwhile, the scholarship scheme is in the form of scholarships provided by Universitas Andalas for foreign students.

    This scholarship is prepared for one foreign student per study program. This scholarship also covers all levels of education such as undergraduate, master and doctoral programs. Currently, the interest of foreign students is high enough to continue their education at Universitas Andalas. Most of the foreign students who apply their selves to Universitas Andalas come from Southeast Asia, such as Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

    During 2023, Universitas Andalas organizes six Summer Course Programs. They are Primate Behavior and Conservation, International Nursing Camp Program, Minangkabau for the Global Community, Fast Fashion Industries and Climate Change: How Industry and Individuals Can Mitigate Fashion’s Environmental Impact, Trekking the Patches of Minangkabau Matrilineal Culture, and Traditional Knowledge of Minangkabau People and Intellectual Property Rights Protection.

    In June 2023, Universitas Andalas was holding a Summer Course Program by inviting foreign students from two countries, namely Cambodia and Vietnam. They learnt so many things in the study programs that had been internationally accredited and had held international classes such as the Faculties of Medicine, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, and others.

    Currently, Universitas Andalas has several study programs that have received international accreditation. These study programs include Management and Development Economics Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA and FIBAA, Master of Management Study Program has been accredited by ABEST and FIBAA, Accounting Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA and FIBAA, Master of Accounting Study Program has been accredited by FIBAA, Pharmacy Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA, Medical Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA, Biology Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA and ASIIN, Physical Study Program has been accredited by AUN QA, Mechanical Engineering Study Program has been accredited by ABET, Electrical Engineering Study Program has been accredited by IABEE, Industrial Engineering Study Program has been accredited by ABET, Environmental Engineering has been accredited by ABET and IABEE, Indonesian and Japan Literature Study Program has been accredited by FIBAA, Computer Engineering Study Program has been accredited by IABEE, Chemistry Study Program has been accredited by RSC, and Master of Biology Study Program has been accredited by ASIIN.

    In addition, Universitas Andalas is excelled in many fields. Firstly, it is a university with the most patent applicants in 2020 to 2022 in Indonesia. Secondly, having a modern central laboratory that can be used by Universitas Andalas’ students and researchers particularly and Indonesian’s students and researchers generally. Thirdly, learning systems are supported by smart class rooms in various faculties. Thirdly, having a living laboratory: indigenous natural resources as a research on disaster management in Indonesia. Next, product research used by industry/commercial private sector in Indonesia in the form of gambir election ink and Universitas Andalas also has references for research in the cash crop sector.