In 1965, Universitas Klabat (UNKLAB) was established under the name Perguruan Tinggi Klabat (PTK) which was fostered and supervised by the Seventh-day Adventist Church (GMAHK) through the Klabat College Foundation located in Airmadidi District, Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Initially, this college was established to produce pastors and teachers who would serve the Seventh-day Adventist Church organization in the provinces of Sulawesi, Maluku, and Irian Jaya (now Papua). As things progressed, along with the development of the GMAHK organization, it was felt a necessity, as an educational institution, to provide more programs such as secretaries and accountants, as well as agriculture, computers, and nursing which are needed for regional and national development. When first established, PTK opened a Two-Year Diploma (D2) study program for Theology and Elementary School Education.
In 1970, the institution name was changed to Sekolah Tinggi Klabat (STK), and based on the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 211/S/DPT/I/1970, a Four-Year Baccalaureate program was developed for the Theology and Middle School Education study program and the D2 program was opened. for Secretarial and Business Administration or Commerce study programs. Furthermore, the Commerce study program was developed into a baccalaureate program followed by a baccalaureate study program in English Language Education and Religious Education to expand services to the needs of the wider community. Then in 1982, the institution name was changed from STK to Universitas Klabat through the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0184/0/1982. Based on the Republic of Indonesia Law No. 16 of 2001 concerning The Foundation as well as No. 12 of 2012 concerning Higher Education, higher education is carried out with the principles of accountability, transparency, non-profit, quality assurance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
In addition to the existing exacta faculty, in 1999 UNKLAB opened the Faculty of Computer Science (FIK) with the Information Systems program.
Currently, UNKLAB has two Postgraduate Program, seven faculties, and one academy, namely: (1) Postgraduate Master of Management; Postgraduate Master Theology (2) Faculty of Economics and Business,, (3) Faculty of Philosophy, (4) Faculty Education, (5) Faculty of Nursing (6) Faculty of Computer Science, (7) Faculty of Agriculture, and (8) Academy of Secretariat Klabat.
Universitas Klabat is a higher education institution established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide students and for ministry in Indonesia.
The university was founded in 1965 under the name College of Klabat and changed its status to the Universitas Klabat, trying to provide quality Christian education in the tradition of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This tradition aims to develop the full human potential in students and bring them into harmony with the Creator and fellow human beings.
The special task of this university is to provide students with participation in the church’s unique mission to the world, independent, creative and analytical thinking in the context of national culture, norms, and educational policies. Gaining a personal identity in developing a Christian view, learning to appreciate this view and culture.
This educational institution accepts students who understand the mission of the university.
To become a private Seventh-day Adventist Christian university that is recognized nationally and internationally through quality education and teaching, research, and community service based on a harmonious development process, namely spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social.
Universitas Klabat is determined to achieve quality excellence in Seventh-day Adventist Christian education by creating a conducive environment for the development of noble Christian character and for providing students with skills and knowledge so that they can become citizens who can live independently and work to serve fellow human beings without being selfish.
Based on the Vision and Mission statement, Universitas Klabat seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- Guiding students in the formation of Christian character is marked by diligence, honesty, thrift, self-control, and holiness.
- Make the most of research and technology results to ensure student-centered and student-oriented learning.
- Equipping students with the skills and application of the science and technology they practice.
- Improving lecturer research by involving students.
- Applying science and technology as much as possible in the form of community service by involving lecturers, staff, and students.
Spread the Work (Kingdom) of God in the world
Universitas Klabat is determined to be a responsible steward of the environment through the conservation and preservation of natural resources. This educational institution desires to serve the needs of students and the surrounding community, determined to develop and build a society by providing knowledgeable and broad-minded people to serve the church, the general public, and other private sectors.
Creating an Optimal Environment
Education requires a natural and supportive environment, which can generate interest and enthusiasm for creativity and knowledge. As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Universitas Klabat is committed to developing a society that is caring and driven to promote professional practices, efficient administration, and an ethos of service in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship.
Cooperate in Researching, Measuring, and Reaching
Education is a hard but cooperative endeavor. Universitas Klabat believes that only when students and lecturers from various faculties and fields of study work closely together in research, business, and service, that a comprehensive and balanced education can truly be achieved. The University is committed to developing its resources and facilities so that teaching staff and students can engage in an ongoing pursuit of truth, critical evaluation of work, and wisdom-seeking efforts.
Values, Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding
Education is a balanced development of the overall human potential of each individual. Universitas Klabatbelieves in the greatness and uniqueness of every human being, the value of mutual respect, working with hands, and practical skills.
Accordingly, the University is committed to providing students with up-to-date information, effective training in required skills, and opportunities for character development. Universitas Klabat through the educational process tries to inspire and challenge students to acquire Christian values through the integration of faith and learning.
Responsible Citizenship, Research, Service, and Leadership
Education does not end with graduation but is a beginning. Universitas Klabatis committed to its partnerships with parents, graduates, society, and government providing students with the challenges of living and working in an increasingly complex and changing world. More than that, this partnership is meant to be able to provide effective and compassionate service within the community and the church, for a lifelong devotion to learning and excellence.
This can be achieved by providing students with the basic qualifications and skills needed for a successful career in business, and enabling them to identify and deal with problems and opportunities constructively.
The University of Klabat has a pentagon-shaped symbol containing the image of a dove whose wings extend to form two flames and above its head stands a cross; under the flame was the inscription UNKLAB, a picture of a book, and the number 1965; The inner circle of the pentagon has the words UNIVERSITAS KLABAT AIRMADIDI MANADO written in a circle. The emblem has a yellow base or background with white, red, and purple sides.
The pentagon describes Pancasila; the flame means the fiery spirit that is driven by the Holy Spirit of God symbolized by the dove; it is the Bible as a basic resource for Adventist education; the number 1965 is the year the University of Klabat was founded; Airmadidi is where the Universitas Klabat campus currently resides and Manado is the provincial capital. The yellow color means a great good name; white means holy, happy, and noble; red means courage and mutuality; purple means sacrifice.
Universitas Klabat has a rectangular flag with a purple base with the University symbol in the middle.
Universitas Klabat has a hymn entitled MARS UNKLAB which was composed by Boaz J. Dompas, Ph.D. The University Hymn is sung at official events within the University.
Di kaki Klabat yang indah dan segar
UNKLAB perguruanku dikaki Tuhan Khalik alam semesta aku menambang ilmu
Berkembang serasi seluruh jiwa raga Ini tujuanku
Pantulkan sifat Allahku
Aku berjanji, setia mengabdi
Tiap derap langkahmu
What Our Students Say
Bryan Kasenda, MBADirector of Marketing & Business Development PT. Mitsubishi UFJ Lease &U Finance Indonesia (Alumnus thn. 2000)
Sistem pendidikan UNKLAB yang mengedepankan pertumbuhan yang seimbang antara fisik, pikiran, dan rohani sehingga memaksimalkan potensi kami dan berkontribusi positif bagi bangsa dan negara.
Ryan SaelUI/UX Designer, Product Designer, N30 Ltd, London, United Kingdom. (FIK 2014)
My experience with Universitas Klabat was very positive. Excellent teaching staff and structured relevant course. Overall the computer science faculty has helped me tremendously later in my professional career. I feel prepared to take on the challenge for a global career opportunity
Anne ToarHead of Technology Learning, PT. Bukalapak.com Tbk, Jakarta (FIK 2012)
Tools dalam bidang technology menuntut kita untuk tidak berhenti belajar. Namun dalam belajar yang paling penting adalah motivasi dan cara dosen membuat mahasiswa/i sadar bahwa kita belajar untuk "create and give something back to our society". Itulah yang saya dapat ketika berkuliah di FIK Unklab