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The University of North Sumatra (Indonesian: Universitas Sumatera Utara) abbreviated USU is a public university located in the city of Medan in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The University's Foundation was established in June 1952, The Faculty of Medicine was established in August 1952. It is situated in Padang Bulan, in the Medan Barusub district of Medan, close to the City Centre, with a total area of 122 hectares. Due to an increase in student numbers, a new main campus is being constructed in Kwala Bekala, 15km distant with a 300-hectare campus area. The North Sumatera Universi1y Hospital is under construction and will be completed by 2012. It is situated in the vicinity of the current Medical Faculty. Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located on the northern coast Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia and the largest Indonesian city outside Java. The city is bordered by the Deli Serdang Regency to the east south and west and the Strait of Malacca to the north. Polonia International Airport is located in the heart of the city, it's close to the city centre. Kuala Namu International Airport is a new airport under construction and is due to replace Polonia in mid-2012. The seaport of Belawan is about 20 km to the north.