Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, shortly called Universitas Pahlawan, is a flourishing private university in Indonesia. The existence of this higher education institution started off with the inception of the Diploma of Nursing, a 3-year entry-level tertiary education nursing credential, in 1996, nationally recognized as Akademi Keperawatan. In 2003, the institution responded a high demand on midwives in the nation by setting up another diploma, the Diploma in Midwifery, a 3-year entry-level tertiary education program. In 2006, these two diplomas were merged into a school, nationally recognized as Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan (STIKes). Several years after STIKes formation, it established a four-year program in Midwifery (2009) and an under graduate study of Public Health in 2011.
In 2012, the institution expanded its core of business by establishing a school of education, nationally recognized as Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (STKIP) by founding undergraduate studies in Early Childhood Teacher Education, Elementary Teacher Education, and Mathematics Education in 2012.
Since then, the institution kept developing by adding more programs of study. They are undergraduate study in Nutrition (2012), Nursing Profession nationally recognized as Profesi Ners in 2014, and English Language Education in 2015.
In 2017, under the Ministry of Education approval (DIKTI No. 97/KPT/I/2017, the two STIKes Tuanku Tambusai and STKIP Tuanku Tambusai were officially merged into Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai.
The inauguration of Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai is marked by the opening of other five undergraduate studies: Sport Teacher Education, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Informatics, and law