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Nathanel Iskandar Lecture Building (formerly Building A)
The Nathanel Iskandar Lecture Building, previously called Building A, has quite an interesting history. The building was named after Nathanael Iskandar, a lecturer who contributed to the progress of FEB UI, especially in the field of demography. He was born Tan Goan Tiang in Cianjur in 1916. As the first child of a very humble family, little Tan Goan Tiang helped make a living for his family by selling cakes made by his mother. The fact that his ancestors came from China benefitted little Tan. He was accepted to attend a school built by the Dutch with a very discriminatory system. Tan Goan Tiang completed his studies with perfect scores at H.C.K. (Hollands-Chinese-Kweekschool) school or the Dutch-Chinese Teacher Training School. Thanks to his fluency in Dutch, Tan Goan Tiang was accepted as a teacher at several Protestant schools in Jakarta. Tan Goan Tiang, who later changed his name to Nathanael Iskandar, started his career at BPK Penabur Christian High School. He even became the Head of SMAK 1 BPK Penabur in 1951-1958. After Indonesia’s independence, in 1949, Tan wanted to continue his studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business, UI, in Jakarta, where he first became acquainted with demographics. Nathanael received his Master of Arts degree in 1954. In 1968, Nathanael Iskandar had the opportunity to enrol in a doctoral program in demography at Princeton University. When the Demographic Institute was founded in 1964, Nathanael was appointed to head the new institution. Although Tan Goan Tiang was of the Chinese minority, his dedication and contribution to Indonesia in general and to the field of demography in particular will continue to inspire his successors.
The Nathanael Iskandar building was one of the first buildings built at the FEB UI Depok complex. The building facilitates regular students from morning to evening and at night facilitates extension program students. Apart from being used as a lecture hall, the building also serves FEB UI partners, such as Bank Mandiri, Rabobank and Danareksa Sekuritas. The FEB UI CDC (Career and Development Center) office, KpME (FEB Student Cooperative) and Kopetri (FEB UI Employee Cooperative) are also located within the building. The Demographic Institute, one of FEB UI research institutions, also occupies the Nathanael Iskandar Building.
Soenaryo Kolopaking Lecture Building (formerly Building B)
The Soenario Kolopaking Lecture Building facilitates lecture sessions for D3 students and the FEB UI International Class. The two-story building also accommodates FEB UI business units, such as the student and employee cooperatives as well as modern photocopying centers, and the offices of the D3 program and International Class.
The building was named after Soenaryo Kolopaking, a senior FEB UI official who was also the first dean of FEB UI. He was born in Banjarnegara in 1906. He pioneered the establishment of the Djakarta Faculty of Economics on September 18, 1950, which became FEB UI. The first public lecture given by Prof. Soenaryo was titled “The Relationship between the Economy, Political Economy and General State Politics”.
For the first three months after its establishment, the faculty had only one lecturer who was also the dean with a law degree, Prof. Mr.Soenaryo Kolopaking Sanatavijaya. Feeling isolated, he invited another law graduate, Prof. Mr Djokosoetono, in late 1950, to join him as lecturer for 300 students. Under his leadership, the lecture rooms kept moving from one borrowed room to another.
The faculty was unique because its administration was managed by the students. Prof. Soenaryo, who was an expert in the field of management, developed Corporate Economy, which is now better known as managerial economics. Due to his busy schedule as a lecturer at the PTIK (Police Staff College), a year later he handed over the faculty leadership to Prof. Mr. Djokosoetono.
Soemitro Djojohadikusumo Building (formerly Library Building)
The Soemitro Djojohadikusumo building currently hosts the FEB UI Library. The building has five floors including the basement. The FEB Library has a very diverse collection of books. The 2nd and 3rd floors are frequented by students because the two floors house the majority of the books. There are books that are required reading, reference books, special collection books and magazines. The building also hosts the Center for Islamic Economics and Business (PEBS), the UKM Center, and the Center for Economic & Business Data (PDEB).
The building has a long history of struggle, triggered by a vacuum in leadership at FEB UI. The students, led by Suhadi Mangkusuwondo, the first head of the Jakarta Faculty of Economics Senate, together with Prof. Djokosoetaono met with then-Vice President Muhammad Hatta and the Ministry of Education, Teaching and Culture to convey the problems resulting from the leadership vacuum. They then contacted Dr Soemitro Djojohadikusumo, who eventually agreed to become dean. During his tenure, Prof. Soemitro laid the foundations for the faculty’s initial development, especially in organization, teaching and administrative staff. As a result, the Socio-economic Department of the Faculty of Law had three majors since January 15, 1952, namely general economics, economic sociology, and corporate economics. Under his leadership, a community research center was founded; a year later its name was changed to the Economic and Community Research Institute (LPEM).
Born out of his curiosity for science, young Soemitro was a bookworm with a broad perspective, earning him the nickname Indonesian Economic Leader. He wanted to pass on the positive trait to the younger generations of FEB UI, which prompted him to establish the Faculty of Economics and Business Library in Diponegoro Street in Central Jakarta.