Universitas Teuku Umar (UTU) is a university with a focus on agro- and marine industry. It started as Akademi Pertanian Meulaboh (Agricultural Academy of Meulaboh) in 1984 and became a university in 2006.
UTU has set a vision and mission, namely:
"To be a source of inspiration and reference in the development of science, technology and business in the agro- and marine-based industry on regional (2025), national (2040), and international (2060) level, through innovative, creative and highly competitive research."
- Organizing science, technology, information and cultural development programs that are relevant to the development needs both regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Carrying out innovative and highly competitive research to support the construction and development of science and technology.
- Producing and disseminating research results that can be used as references in the development of science and business.
- Producing relevant science and technology to market needs.
- Producing graduates who have high enthusiasm for entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship spirit).