The establishment of the University of Jember was spearheaded by three bigwigs: R. Achmad, R. Th. Soengadi, and R. Soerachman. They formed a foundation namely Tawang Alun foundation and established a private university called Tawang Alun University (the pioneer of the University of Jember) in 1964.
On November 9th, 1964, the university name was changed into the State University of Jember, as a branch of the Brawijaya University. In the same year, it was changed again into the University of Jember (UNEJ). At the beginning UNEJ had 5 faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Politic, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Economy, and Faculty of Letter.
Nowadays, UNEJ has 6 doctoral programs, 22 master degree programs, 59 undergraduate programs, and 10 diploma programs. They are spread across 15 Faculties and 1 Postgraduate Program.
1.Faculty of Law
2.Faculty of Social and Politics
3.Faculty of Agrivulture
4.Faculty of Economy and Business
5.Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
6.Faculty of Cultural Studies
7.Faculty of Agricultural Technology
8.Faculty of Dentistry
9.Faculty of Mathematics and Science
10.Faculty of Medical
11.Faculty of Engineering
12.Faculty of Public Health
13.Faculty of Pharmacy
14.Faculty of Nursing
15.Faculty of Computer Science