Monday, September 8, 2008
Science and Mathematics: Architectural Geometry or Geometrical Architecture?
Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan
Voila the western facade of the School of Science and Mathematics JICA building of the Indonesia University of Education in Bandung.
Established in 1954, Indonesia University of Education or Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia (and Bandung's oldest university) established after Indonesian independence. UPI Bandung currently has about 23,000 students studying in six undergraduate schools/faculties and a postgraduate school under the tuition of more than 1,300 teaching staff and professors.
Since it became a state-chartered university in 1999 (before, it was a state-funded university), UPI has been aggressively building its infrastructure and recruiting the country's top brains to meet its goal of becoming a leading and outstanding international university in the region by 2020.
UPI is located on 229 Setiabudhi Street in the north of Bandung, occupying a scenic campus of about 75 hectares, making it the largest campus in the city.