University of Medan Area has two campus sites. The main campus is located at Jalan Kolam No. 1 / Gedung PBSI No. 1 Medan Estate, Percut Sei Tuan. It consists of 6 main buildings with 3 to 4 floors which are occupied for faculties and rectorate buildings. The main campus also has laboratories, student dormitory, and mosque in the area. While another one is located within the city center of Medan, at Jalan Sei Serayu No.70A/Jalan Setia Budi No.79B, Tanjung Rejo, Medan. It consists of 2 main buildings operated for the lecture of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Program which is also equipped with laboratories and mosque. The University has more student at the Setiabudi campus which is easier to acces due to its location. In this assessment we focus on the main campus which has more possibilities and advantages to develop in order to gain environmental sustainability efforts. The main campus also in demand by students since it has convenient learning atmosphere and green environment. The number of students in the main campus could be seen in the table below:
Registered Active Students in The Main Campus for Academic Year of 2019/2020
Main Campus Setting
University of Medan Area Main Campus is located in the educational area on the border of Medan City and Deli Serdang Regency. It is 5,6 km from the city center, and it is adjacent to Belmera toll road gate 2,6 km. In addition to UMA, there are other universities located in the region, namely the State University of Medan (UNIMED), the Islamic University of North Sumatra (UINSU), the Tourism High School of North Sumatra, and the Amir Hamzah University. The location also has a combination of features of rural and urban areas with rubber plantation and business center called Medan Metropolitan Trade Center (MMTC), markets and hospitals around the university. Public transportation is also available to provide suitable access to the campus.
Total Campus Area (m2)
Total area : 138,775.79 m2
Total distance : 2.30 km (1.43 mil)
University of Medan Area has total area of 138,775.79 m2 with the ratio of open space area is 87,28% larger than buildings area. The forest is usually used for academic activities especially by the faculty of psychology, biology, and communication studies program, while the fields are usually used by the faculty of agriculture as the experimental farms.
Total Area on Campus Covered in Forest Vegetation
Total area : 21,723.04 m2
Total distance/circumference : 591.18 m
The total area on campus covered in forest vegetation in University of Medan Area is about 21723.04 m2which is dominated by rare plant species. Not only providing oxygen, ptotecting water shade and reducing heat, the forest is also used for academic activities, such as photography and videography class which are held by communication studies department, taxonomy class which is held by biology department, etc. The butterfly park is also set within the forest area and occupied for educational purposes as well. It is one of UMA open spaces for visitors.
Total area on campus for water absorption besides the forest and planted vegetation
University of Medan Area has the total area on campus covered in planted vegetation of 36772 m2. The commodity varies ranging from chili, watermelon, eggplant, and kinds of medicinal plants such as ginger, turmeric, lemongrass, etc. The vegetation consists of cultivated plants for agriculture faculty academic activities and for landscape purposes.