About Bandung and Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Bandung, the capital city of West Java, has a population of around 3.5 millions. The city is situated about 160 km Southeast of the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta (around 3 hours drive from Sukarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta). UPI is located approximately 8 km north of the city centre, in a hilly resort at an altitude of about 900 m above sea level. Here, the climate is mild with temperatures in the range of 19-28 degrees Celsius. A city of educational centers and recreational facilities, fashion, and food, Bandung offers a wide range of leisure resort.
In 1955 Bandung was the place of the first large-scale Asian-African or Afro-Asian Conference of newly independent states, known as the Bandung Conference, which was an important step toward the crystallization of the Non-Aligned Movement, and which produced the first Bandung Declaration as an output.
In Dutch colonial times Bandung, early in the 20th century, because of its European architecture and lifestyle was known as "Parijs van Java".
For your orientation you can download a map here (440KB, map from Wikitravel, Conference Venue, Hotels Isola, Hilton and Holiday Inn marked). A more comprehensive and detailed map is provided by Bandung Tourism.
About Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Indonesia University of Education, is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, but is the oldest among teacher's education institutions. It was founded under the name of Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG) or Teachers Education College in 1954. In 1963, the College was developed into Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) Bandung or Bandung Institute of Teaching and Educational Sciences, which was later transformed into UPI in 1999. In 2004, a Government Regulation further transformed UPI from an ordinary state university into a State-Chartered University.
UPI's main administration building was known as Villa Isola, an inheritance of the pre-World War II era. During the struggle against colonialism, this building became a base for the independence fighters. The Villa was then rebuilt and renamed Bumi Siliwangi, a grandiose building in its original architecture. UPI has one graduate school and six faculties offering undergraduate studies. These include Faculty of Social Science Education (FPIPS), Faculty of Language and Arts Education (FPBS), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Education (FPMIPA), Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education (FPTK), and Faculty of Physical and Health Education (FPOK).
Further information about Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia can be found on www.upi.edu.
Food outlets are available on and around campus, and meals can be covered for as low as Rp 40,000 per day (approx. US$5). These outlets offer a wide range of Indonesian and international cuisine. Traveling in Bandung is also very affordable, and can be made for as low as Rp 2,000 per trip with public transport. UPI campus can be reached by public transports departing from almost all major train and bus stations. The campus is located on Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi around 100 m away from Ledeng public transport station.