The island of Borneo with an area of ​​approximately 743,925 km2 is the world's third largest island after Greenland and Papua. Most, about 540 000 km2, including territorial Indonesia. Approximately 198 160 km2, including the states of Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia, while approximately 5765 km2 including the territory of Brunei Darussalam. Territory of the Republic of Indonesia with 4 provinces on Borneo island is only inhabited by less than 15 million inhabitants Indonesia when its territory five times the land area of ​​Java Island, inhabited by 130 million people.

Borneo is part of the wealth of the world where there is a rain forest area covering 22 million acres known as The Heart of Borneo that stretches from Central Kalimantan to North Borneo, the city Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia. In Borneo there are at least 10 species of primates, more than 350 species of birds, 150 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 15,000 species of plants as plasama germ that is priceless

Apart from the potential of the forest products industry and agro-industry, the island of Borneo mainland property also contains a very high value minerals, including oil, natural gas, coal, iron ore, gold, silver etc.. Likewise, marine waters extending along the coast in the Indonesian exclusive economic zone radius containing marine mineral potential and invaluable.

With the natural resource potential is so great it should be believed that the wealth of natural resource potential island of Borneo is a backup sources of Indonesia's economy in the future once the object of a very important role in environmental conservation efforts for the welfare of the world.

UNLAM with all its potential, good human resources, intellectual property and facilities owned, will continue to strive for synergy with other potential stakeholders to jointly participate empowering potential of natural resources and environmental conservation in the island of Borneo through improving the quality of human resources capable of building and empowering communities through sustainable development programs (sustainability development).

To achieve that goal then one UNLAM mission is to develop the widest possible cooperation by any party who has a common vision, both government agencies, industry, universities inside and outside the country as well as nongovernmental organizations.

Through extensive cooperation programs, are expected UNLAM able to develop a quality learning programs so as to produce graduates who have the nation's competitiveness.

History of the University of Lambung Mangkurat

University of Gastric Mangkurat and services stood at the initiative of the Republic of Indonesia's independence fighters in South Kalimantan, to those who at the date of May 17, 1949 proclaimed the Governing Governor of the Military Division IV ALRI Borneo, under the leadership of Hasan Basry Military Governor, as an effort to uphold freedom. At the time of the Indonesian National Army Unity reunion Gastric Division Mangkurat Niih Village, Kandangan, Hulu regency of South River on March 3 to 10, 1957, they formed a "Council of Gastric Mangkurat" with some of the work plan, among others, founded the college in Borneo.


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