Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia. UNP firstly established as a Teacher Education College in Batusangkar, West Sumatera, Indonesia, on September 1, 1954. The Teacher Education College then became the Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIP Padang). In 1999, its status changed as a University with a greater mandate which also led to non-education study programs.
On its development, UNP has focused consistently on its main mission in education while also to produce other professional fields. UNP is ready to set its vision to become a leading university based on devotion to God, the Almighty, and to compete globally in various fields of education, knowledge, technology, sports, language and arts in Southeast Asia until 2020. UNP aims to do as a superior center in various fields of education, knowledge, technology, sports, language, and art.
The Faculty of Economics is the second smallest faculty which is under the auspices of the Faculty of Social Science. The Faculty of Economics produces scholars, masters, and diplomas.
Becoming a competent faculty which developing education and science in the field of economics and business
- Organizing vocational, academic, and professional on Higher Education in the field of economics and business that produced people who are devoted, ethical, qualified, creative, innovative, and globally competitive
- Carrying out the research and community service activities that are efficient and sustainable
- Building a good academic culture and governance (transparent, accountable, fair and responsible)
- Building cooperation with external parties from local, national and international levels
Human Resources and Facilities:
The teaching staffs of the faculty have educational qualifications ranging from masters to doctoral degrees whose are graduated from domestic and foreign. Some teaching staff also has special expertise and good reputation in national, regional, and international level. The faculty provides classrooms that use air conditioning, libraries, Wi-Fi, computer labour, and micro teaching labour for students.