Bandung Institute of Technology
|Bandung Institute of Technology|
|Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)|
West Great Hall (Aula Barat) by architect Henri Maclaine Pont
|Motto||In Harmonia Progressio|
Motto in English
|Progress in Harmony|
|Established||July 3, 1920 (as TH Bandung)
March 2, 1959 (as Institut Teknologi Bandung)
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi, DEA (2015-present)|
|Students||19,440 (as of 2011)|
|Undergraduates||13,671 (as of 2011)|
|Postgraduates||5,024 (as of 2011)|
|745 (as of 2011)|
|Colors||Deep Cobalt Blue |
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, AUN, ASEA UNINET|
The Bandung Institute of Technology or Institute of Technology, Bandung (Indonesian: Institut Teknologi Bandung, abbreviated as ITB) is a state, coeducational research university located in Bandung, Indonesia. Established in 1920, ITB is the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia.
ITB was considered the top choice among Indonesia's high school students in 2006 and has been credited as one of the most "prestigious" universities in Indonesia, together with University of Indonesia, and Gadjah Mada University. Sukarno, the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, earned his engineering degree in civil engineering from ITB. B. J. Habibie, the third president of Indonesia also graduated from ITB.
The university cultivates professional and social activities by supporting its students' unions, the student government councils that exist in every department. Each students' union has its own distinctly designed jacket that, among other traditions, serves as part of its member identity. There are also a number of student activity units/clubs supporting ITB student interests in rounding out their educational experience. It is not uncommon that the students and alumni are identified by the clubs to which they belong (or used to belong) at ITB, in addition to their class year and major.
Until 2012, ITB had four study programs internationally accredited from an independent U.S. accrediting institution, ABET, where ITB is the only public university in Indonesia, with this particular international accrediting institution. The four study programs are Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering Physics.
ITB's march "Mars ITB" and hymn "Hymne ITB" were arranged by a former professor, Prof. Dr. Sudjoko Danoesoebrata.
ITB traces its origin to de Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng (THB) which was established by the Dutch colonial administration to meet the needs of technical resources in Dutch East Indies. The school building was designed in 1918 by a Dutch architect named Henri Maclaine Pont, who are inspired by Indonesian vernacular architecture and blending it with modern elements. When the school opened its door for the first time on July 3, 1920, it only had one department namely 'de Faculteit van Technische Wetenschap' (Faculty of Technical Science) and one academic major of 'de afdeeling der Weg en Waterbouw' (the department of Road and Water resources engineering).
During the Japanese occupation in 1942-1945, the institute was renamed Kōgyō Daigaku (工業大学, 'Industrial University'). When Indonesia declared its independence the campus was renamed "Sekolah Tinggi Teknik" (STT) (Technic high school) in 1945. However a year later the Netherlands returned to Indonesia and took directorship of the campus, it was used as "Nood-Universiteit van Nederlandsch Indië" (emergency university of Dutch East Indies). Later in 1947 the campus housed the Faculteit van Technische Wetenschap (faculty of engineering) and Faculteit van Exacte Wetenschap (faculty of science) which is under Universiteit van Indonesië (later University of Indonesia). In 1950 after the Netherlands left Indonesia, the university became faculty of engineering and faculty of natural sciences, under University of Indonesia.
On March 2, 1959, the 2 faculty of University of Indonesia in Bandung was declared a separate academic entity. On Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah) No. 155/2000, ITB was declared a Legal Enterprise (Badan Hukum). Bandung Institute of Technology was founded for higher learning in sciences, technologies, and fine arts.
The ITB main campus, to the north of the downtown Bandung, and its other campuses, cover a total area of 770,000 square meters.
Students and faculty housing, and administrative headquarters are not on the main campus, but are located within proximity. Facilities on the campus include book shops, a post office, student cafeteria, and medical clinic.
In addition to lecture rooms, laboratories, workshops and studios, ITB has an art gallery, sports facilities and a student activities' center. Also near the campus is the Salman Mosque for worship and religious activities of the ITB Muslim community. For implementation of academic and research activities there are seven academic support facilities, namely, the Central Library (with approximately 150,000 books and 1000 journal titles) on campus, Sports Center, Language Center, and the Bosscha Observatory (a facility of the Department of Astronomy) in Lembang, 11 kilometers to the north of Bandung.
|Departments and Programs|
|School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development|
|School of Life Science and Technology|
Admission and Selectivity
Admission to ITB is conducted exclusively through (nationwide) entrance examination. Historically ITB has been the most selective University in the nation. In 2000, the last Asiaweek survey available, ITB ranked first in Asia in student selectivity. In the 2007 and 2008 national entrance examination, ITB has the highest average score as well as the highest passing grade in the nation. The aggregate admission rate in 2008 was around 4%, which was lower than the admission rate of Harvard in the same year (9%)
Quality and Reputation
Several national, regional, and global surveys have been conducted to assess the quality of universities. ITB is among the first choices of college applicants to enter higher education. In a 1991 survey, the top 200 high school students in the national entrance examination indicated ITB as their first choice.
According to 4icu, an academic ranking method based on the popularity level of academic institutions in the World Wide Web, with total samples of more than 9200 institutions in 2010 by, ITB was ranked 30th in the world, far above other Indonesian universities like the Gadjah Mada University (686th) and the University of Indonesia (685), surpassing the leading university in Asia, such as Tokyo University (91) - MIT is at the first place of 4icu survey. THE-QS, a UK-based University ranking survey, ranked ITB 80th in the field of Engineering and IT in the world, the only university in Indonesia within the top 100 in its field. The first rank in the field was MIT. ITB is considered to have the highest selectivity in the field of science and engineering in the SNMPTN (nationwide state university entrance test) in 2009 from 422,159 examinees competing for its limited 2,000 seats. The passing grades required to enter its favorite faculties i.e., the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, the Faculty of Industrial Technology, and the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering are the highest among all faculties and majors in the SNMPTN (nationwide state university entrance test) even compared to medical faculties in other prestigious universities. Its business school, School of Business and Management is considered as the most prestigious, and most expensive also, business school in Indonesia and regarded as the best business school in Indonesia by eduniversal ranking and SWA Magazine, the most popular business magazine in Indonesia.
According to ITB rector, ITB will build an eight-story mining research center for both national and international research such as research on oil reservoirs, production optimization, geological exploitation and coal exploitation development worth Rp110 billion ($12.1 million).
Notable people and alumni
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- Aburizal Bakrie, an Indonesian entrepreneur and politician, founder of Bakrie Group, former Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare (2005–2009), Chairman Golkar Party (2009–present), the richest person in Indonesia in 2007 (Forbes 2007).
- Alhilal Hamdi, former minister of manpower Republic of Indonesia
- Alwin Syah Loebis, current President Director of PT Antam (Persero) Tbk.
- Arifin Panigoro, PDI-P politician, member of Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (2002), MedcoEnergi pioneer
- Baharuddin Jusuf Habibie, the third President of Indonesia (1998–1999)
- Betti Alisjahbana, Indonesian businesswoman, former CEO of IBM Indonesia, chairperson of Association for Open Source Indonesia (AOSI), founder of QB International
- Chris Soumokil, The first President of South Mollucan Republic (RMS).
- Ciputra, Indonesian real estate tycoon
- Djoko Santoso, Former President of Association of Indonesian Geophysicist (1998-2000), Former Rector of ITB (2005-2010), Former Rector of UI (2012-2013), Director General of Higher Education.
- Djuanda Kartawidjaja, Indonesian Prime Minister (1957–1963).
- Eka Satria, Development Director of MedcoEnergi (-Present).
- Fadel Muhammad, Governor of Gorontalo (2001–2009), Minister for Maritime and Fisheries (2009–2011), Deputy Chairman of Golkar Party
- Ginandjar Kartasasmita, former Speaker of Indonesian Regional Representative Council (DPD-RI), former Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Economy
- Harry Roesli, Indonesian artist and musician.
- Hartono Rekso Dharsono, the first Secretary General of ASEAN
- Hatta Rajasa, Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Economy (2009–2014).
- Helman Sitohang, Head of Credit Suisse Asia Pacific Investment Banking, CEO of Credit Suisse Asia Pacific.
- Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician, national hero, former dean of Gadjah Mada University
- Indroyono Soesilo, Professor in Marine Engineering, Director of Marine and Aquaculture, UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
- Jaka Prasetya, Managing Director at KKR private equity group
- Jero Wacik, Indonesian Minister of Culture and Tourism (2004–2011)
- Joko Anwar, Indonesian film director
- Josephus Ignatius Gerardus Maria Drost, Indonesian education figure
- Jusman Syafii Djamal, former Indonesian Minister of Transportation, former CEO of Dirgantara Indonesia, an Indonesian aircraft manufacturing firm
- Karen Agustiawan, CEO and President of Pertamina, the largest Indonesian Oil Company.
- Karlina Leksono Supelli, Indonesian philosopher and astronomer. One of Indonesia's first female astronomers.
- Karno Barkah, Indonesian aviation pioneer, recipient of the French Légion d'honneur, former President Director of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
- Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Former Head of BRR (Badan Rehabilitasi dan Rekonstruksi Aceh dan Nias), Head of President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4), former CEO of Indonesian Electricity Company.
- Kusmayanto Kadiman, former Minister of Research and Technology of Indonesia
- Laksamana Sukardi, former Indonesian minister of State-owned Enterprises Management, Indonesian Politician, banker
- Mangunwijaya, Indonesian architect, writer, and Catholic religious leader.
- Maria Selena, Miss Indonesia 2011 and Miss Universe 2012
- Martinus Putuhena, former Minister of Public Works (1945-1947).
- Merlyna Lim, Indonesian professor, internationally recognized Science & Technology Studies scholar.
- Nabiel Makarim, Indonesian Minister of the Environment (2001–2004)
- Onno Purbo, Indonesian social entrepreneur, pioneer of low cost information and communication technologies in Indonesia
- Pangeran Muhammad Noer, former Governor of Borneo.
- Pantur Silaban, Indonesian physicist in theory of relativity.
- Pramono Anung Wibowo, Deputy Speaker of Indonesian House of Representative, Secretary General of Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle
- Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Minister of Defense (2009–present), Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (2000–2009), former President and Secretary General of OPEC
- Purwa Caraka, Indonesian music composer.
- Rachmat Witoelar, former Indonesian Minister of Environment, Special Envoy on Climate Change, Head of National Council on Climate Change.
- Ramadhan K.H., Indonesian writer and novelist;
- Rinaldi Firmansyah, CEO of Telkom Indonesia, the largest fixed-line and wireless telecommunication operator firm in Indonesia.
- Rizal Ramli, former Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Economy, founder and chairman of ECONIT Advisory Group, an independent economic think-tank.
- Rozik Boedioro Soetjipto, former State Minister of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia from 1999 to 2000, President and Chief Operating Officer of PT Freeport Indonesia since January 27, 2012.
- Samaun Samadikun, Indonesian scientist dedicated to the development of electronics
- Sedyatmo, inventor of Chicken Claw foundation of construction method.
- Singgih Susilo Kartono, Indonesian product designer, founder of Magno Design.
- Soekarno, The First President of Indonesia (1945-1967).
- Taufik Akbar, Indonesian astronaut.
- Tjokorda Raka Sukawati, inventor of Sosrobahu construction technique
- Widjajono Partowidagdo, former Indonesian Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.
- Winardi Sutantyo, Indonesian astrophysicist
- Fakta dan Angka
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- CMYK 100,70,0,0 http://www.colorhexa.com/004dff
- Member Universities
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- Prof. Samaun Samadikun
- Supernova Explosions in Close Binary System
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