Mercu Buana University Jakarta was founded by Mr. H. Probosutedjo (Chairman of Menara Bhakti Foundation / Founder of Mercu Buana University), on October 22, 1985, beginning with just 118 students. In the academic year of 2014 – 2015 the university welcomed 25,000 active students on 23 programs. 2 Diploma programs, 16 undergraduate programs and 5 post graduate programs. All courses have been accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Republic of Indonesia.
Mercu Buana University is considered to be one of the leading private universities of both Indonesia and its capital, the modern megalopolis of Jakarta.