A Brief History of Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Diponegoro University
Diponegoro University established the Chemistry Department in the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in 1988, under the supervision of the BP-MIPA (Management Board of Mathematics and Natural Sciences), based on Rector of Diponegoro University’s Decree No. 63/SK/PT09/1988 and Rector of Diponegoro University’s Decree No. 103/SK/PT09/1986. Chemistry Department is officially one of the departments in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Diponegoro University, according to the Ministry of Education and Culture Decree No. 0369/0/1993 and the Directorate General of Higher Education Decree No. 15/DIKTI/KEP/1994 and No. 22 O/DIKTI/KEP/1996. Based on the Rector of Diponegoro University’s Decree No. 160/SK/PT09/1994 and the decision of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Consortium, the Chemistry Department launched its undergraduate program for the first time, with 144 SKS and a four-year study duration.
During its development, the Chemistry Department of Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, has five specialist groups: Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. After more than ten years of operation and a series of development processes, the BAN-PT (National Accreditation Board of Higher Education) awarded a grade of B to the Chemistry major in 1998. It was issued by BAN-PT under Decree No. 0086/Ak-I.1/UDEKHM/VIII/1998. It was then reaccredited by BAN-PT in 2004, earning a grade of C under BAN-PT Decree No. 06348/Ak-VIII-0/UDEKHM/ IV/2003. Chemistry Department received a B grade in 2007 under BAN-PT Decree No. 030/BAN.PT/AK/X/S.1/XII/2007. Finally, the Chemistry Department was awarded an A grade by BAN-PT in 2013 by decree No. 237/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/XI/2013.
In its 18th anniversary, Diponegoro University’s Chemistry Department is continually working to prepare graduates to face global challenges. To accomplish this, the Chemistry Department envisions becoming the Center of Chemistry Educational and Research Activities in 2018 with applications that will produce graduates with competitive excellence in promoting the worth and dignity of people. The mission is to develop all potentials in a coordinated way. As a result, an academic society will be formed via the processes of education, research, and the applications to each laboratory and research team. They will do competent research that is relevant to current developments for the purpose of national welfare, ensuring that people continue to be interested in and appreciate chemistry.