A Brief History
Department of Chemistry has been prepared since 1981 as a basic laboratory in Universitas Brawijaya which serves as a laboratory service and basic chemistry laboratory for faculty of sciences. Along with the increasing availability of equipment and instrumentation in collaboration with NUFFIC-Netherlands, IDP-Australia and GTZ-Germany, the Chemistry Study Program was established as part of the MIPA Program which was inaugurated in 1987. Furthermore, by Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0371/0/1993 , Chemistry Program developed into Chemistry Department as one of the Department of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Since its establishment, the Department of Chemistry has produced graduates who have mastered the chemistry science and in accordance with the needs of the global market in addition to supporting the competitiveness of the nation. Along with the increasing community needs, the Chemistry Department has expanded its capacity through the establishment of Diploma III Chemical Analyst Program in 1997, the development of the S-1 Program by expanding student input through the School Partnership Selection Program (SPKS), Interests and Capabilities Selection Program (SPMK) and Transfer Program Selection (SAP) since 2001 as well as the opening of Chemistry S2 Program in 2007.
The education undertaken in the Chemistry Department is in line with the main basic policy of the Long-Term Higher Education Development Strategy (HELTS) 2003-2010, whereby all national efforts in the sub-sector of higher education are directed to make a real contribution to improving the nation’s competitiveness. Since 1995, the Directorate General of Higher Education has begun to introduce a competitive funding program designed under the concept of a new paradigm of higher education as outlined in the Long-Term Higher Education Development Framework (KPPJT) III. The New Paradigm of Higher Education focuses on achieving the quality supported by the four pillars of self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and accreditation. The concept is now fully integrated into HELTS 2003-2010. The competitive funding program for improving the quality of the Study Program is conducted through several programs such as DUE, QUE, TPSDP, DUE-like, SemiQUE, SP-4, A-1, A-2, A-3, B, and since 2007 the Program has been developed Institutional-based Competition Grants through Programs A, B, and C.
The competitive grants achieved by the Department of Chemistry are the SemiQUE IV program (2002 and 2003), the competitive grant of Universitas Brawijaya (2004) for Educational Management, and the A-2 competitive grant (for three years starting in 2006) for Internal Capacity Building and Efficiency. While the competitive grant in Research and Community Service every year is always achieved by Department of Chemistry staff from various Departments such as Depdiknas, Ristek, Agriculture, and Health through grants such as RUT, PHB, Basic Research, Litmud, Science and Technology, Voucer and others. All efforts are achieved through competitive grants, both in the management of education, research and community service in order to improve the quality of inputs, processes and learning outcomes so as to achieve a high level of efficiency and relevant to the needs of the community. Evaluation of the quality is done both internally through Institutional Self Evaluation as well as externally by National Accreditation Board. For the year 2014-2019, S1 degree is accredited A (very good), while for the year 2017-2022, S2 degree is also accredited A (very good)