Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture

 

Hasanuddin University

History

Faculty of Agriculture was established on a coincident with 17 anniversary of Indonesian independence day i.e. August 17th 1962. It was the seventh faculty of the University of Hasanuddin, and the establishment was inaugurated by the Minister of Education and Science Prof. Dr. Ir. Toyib Hadiwijaya. Faculty’s first year admitted 75 students of Agricultural engineering, and in 1963 Forestry department was founded. In academic year of 1964-1965, the Faculty of Agriculture was restructured into three departments, namely: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Enterprise and Agriculture and Forestry Extension. Graduates of the first generation completed through the process of affiliation to the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture was established on a coincident with 17 anniversary of Indonesian independence day i.e. August 17th 1962. It was the seventh faculty of the University of Hasanuddin, and the establishment was inaugurated by the Minister of Education and Science Prof. Dr. Ir. Toyib Hadiwijaya. Faculty’s first year admitted 75 students of Agricultural engineering, and in 1963 Forestry department was founded. In academic year of 1964-1965, the Faculty of Agriculture was restructured into three departments, namely: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Enterprise and Agriculture and Forestry Extension. Graduates of the first generation completed through the process of affiliation to the Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), 1967-1972. Through this affiliation scheme, the faculty graduated its first alumni i.e. Engelbert O.M in 1969. Fishery department was also established in 1969. During the period of 1972-1983, Faculty of Agriculture renamed into Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, comprising agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery. Later in the period of 1983-1987, the faculty renamed again into Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, following the separation of animal husbandry and fishery into separate schools. Up until today, this faculty has undergone name and structure alteration several times.

Development of Agriculture and Forestry Faculty came to new era since the enforcement of Government Regulation No. 5 1980 regarding principles of state university/institution, and President Decree No. 68 1982 on the organizational structure of Hasanuddin University. The government then issued decree of Education Minister No. 0154/O/1983 as an elaboration of Government Regulation No. 5, 1980, explaining organization and working procedure of Hasanuddin University. This minister decree regulated the segregation of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences into two faculties: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Departments and study programmes were also adjusted in complying with decree of Ministry of Education No. 0563/O/1980 and decree of Directorate General of Higher Education No. 108/DIKTI/Kep/1984. Following these developments, The Faculty of Agriculture renamed into Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, implementing the decree of Education Minister No. 0134/O/93, dated February 27th 1993.

Renaming of faculty is common in responding development and dynamics of higher education. In concluding the history records, the name of Agriculture Faculty which established in 1962 was changed into Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in 1972. It then changed again in 1986 into Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The Forestry Department which has long been part of Agriculture and Forestry Faculty parted into a separate faculty in 2007. Thus, the name changed back into Faculty of Agriculture. Since its establishment, the faculty has been led in turns by 13 deans, they are: • Prof. Arnold Mononutu (Agricultural science) - 1962-1964 • Ir. Zainuddin Daeng Maupa (Agricultural science) - 1964-1966 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Fachrudin (Plant protection) - 1966-1969 • Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Muin Pabinru (Agronomy) - 1969-1972 • Ir. Ny. S. S. Hartono, M.Sc (Hortikulture) - 1972-1981 • Dr. Ir. Mas’ud Yunus, M.Sc (Forestry) - 1981-1986 • Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Arifin Sallatang (Socio-economy of Agriculture) -1986-1989 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Muslimin Mustafa, M.Sc (Soil Science) - 1989-1995 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambo Ala, MS (Agronomy) - 1995-2002 • Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Syawal, M.Sc (Socio-economy of Agriculture) - 2002-2006 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Mursalim (Agricultural engineering) - 2006-2010 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Yunus Musa, M.Sc(Agronomy) - 2010-2014 • Prof. Dr. Ir. Sumbangan Baja, M.Phil (Soil Science) - 2014-2018