Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Seal of ITS
|Sepuluh Nopember Technical College|
Intelligentia Fides Ingenium
Motto in English
|Intelligent, Trustworthy, Inventive|
|Established||November 10, 1957|
|Provost||Prof. Ir. Heru Setyawan, M.Eng.|
|Rector||Prof. Ir. Joni Hermana, M.Sc.ES, Ph.D.|
• Sukolilo campus:
• Manyar campus:
• Cokroaminoto campus:
|Colors||ITS Dual Blues|
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific
Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (Indonesian: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember; abbreviated as ITS) is an Indonesian public technological university located in Surabaya, East Java, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and vocational education system. ITS has five faculties containing 27 academic departments which occupy an area of 180 hectares.
ITS was founded on November 10, 1957, as its establishment charter was signed by Sukarno, the first President of Republic of Indonesia. Initially, Sepuluh Nopember Technical College had only two departments, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In his speech, President Sukarno himself gave the strong emphasis on the Spirit of Sepuluh Nopember, remembering the famous Battle of Surabaya which reached its heat on November 10, 1945 and annually being commemorated as Heroes Day in Indonesia.
In 2001, in response to the vision of Abdurrahman Wahid, the fourth President of Republic of Indonesia, ITS introduced an faculty of information technology consisting of two departments: Informatics Engineering and Information Systems. Today, ITS's educational disciplines have expanded beyond sciences and engineering into fields such as arts and business management.
In addition, other two polytechnics; Electronic State Polytechnic (PENS) and Shipbuilding State Polytechnic (PPNS) operate independently on the same area at ITS's main campus in Sukolilo, an area in the vicinity of Eastern Surabaya.
In 1957, ITS only had two departments, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Three years later, ITS expanded by opening Electronic Engineering, Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments. These departments then changed their status into faculties.
In 1965, ITS opened two more faculties, Architectural Engineering and the Faculty of Natural Sciences. In 1965, ITS had seven faculties: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Engineering, and Faculty of Natural Science.
In 1972, the campus of the Faculty of Civil Engineering was moved into Jl. Manyar 8 Surabaya; the ITS campuses was separated. In the late of 1975, the Faculty of Architectural Engineering and Faculty of Natural Science were moved into Jl. Cokroaminoto 12A, Surabaya.
Today, ITS has three campus areas: Cokroaminoto, Manyar, and Sukolilo. The Sukolilo campus is the biggest area. The development of the campus area geared up in 1977, two decades since the conversation between Dr. Angka Nitisastro and Ir. Soedjasmono that defined the fighting spirit of ITS character to become Indonesia's best university.
In the early 1980s, reorganization took place in ITS, and the former faculties were downgraded into departments and merged into common discipline faculties. Hence the new ITS organization comprises four faculties: the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, and the Faculty of Marine Technology.
In 1988, ITS opened its first polytechnic branch, Shipbuilding Polytechnic of Surabaya. This was followed by the second, Electronic Engineering Polytechnic of Surabaya.
In 2001, at the suggestion of the fourth Indonesian president, Abdurrahman Wahid, a Faculty of Information Technology was created. It consists of a department of Computer Science and the newly created department of Information Systems.
In 2013, ITS, as an institute of technology founded by a medical doctor by the name of Dr. Angka Nitisastro, had its first doctoral graduate on medical engineering, Ingrid Nurtanio, lecturer at University of Hassanuddin.
Research and achievements
From the Widya Wahana Project, Indonesia's first solar-powered ship, to the Jalapatih Project, Indonesia's first solar-powered car, ITS is well known as a pioneer of cutting-edge research in Indonesia.
ITS launched Indonesia's first solar-powered ship, and took part in a world competition, Dong Energy Challenge, in 2014 in the Netherlands.
2012, a team of students was given the Toyota Award at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) in Hong Kong.
2014, a team of students was given the Second Runner Up and Best Engineering Award at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) in Pune, India.
2016, a team of students (ICHIRO) was given 10 medals at 21st FIRA Hurocup in Beijing, China.
2016, a team of students (Barunastra) was given The Second Runner Up and Best Speed and Maneuverability at 9TH Annual International RoboBoat Competition - AUVSI Foundation in Virginia, USA.
2017, a team of students (ICHIRO) was given 14 medals at 22nd FIRA Hurocup in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Decades ago, ITS launched Indonesia's first solar-powered car, Widya Wahana. It was tested in Australia, in a world solar car competition. 
2012, the urban energy-efficient concept car, Sapu Angin, won the Asia Pacific energy-saving car competition, Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2012, at Sepang, Malaysia.
2013, ITS (Sapu Angin Speed) won the Best Rookie Award of ICV at Student Formula Japan. Additionally, ITS won the Shell Helix Tribology Award (off-track award) at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2013. In the same year, Spectronic VI from ITS won first place among presentation posters and third place in competition at the Chem-e-car Competition in Chemeca 2013, in Brisbane, Australia.
2014, ITS launched the biggest electric bus in Indonesia, funded by PT Telkomsel.
2015, ITS won the Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) Asia 2015, in Manila, the Philippines, in the urban concept diesel category.
- Research and Society Service Centre (LPPM)
- Environmental Centre
- Energy Centre
- Earth and Disaster Mitigation Centre
- Marine Centre
- Industrial Centre
- IT & Multimedia Communication Centre
- Continuing Education Unit
- Intellectual Property Rights Unit
- RIMA-ITS (Research Institute For Web and Mobile Application - ITS)
- Laboratory for Housing and Human Settlements
- Robotic Research Centre
Faculties and departments
There are 10 faculties, some departments offer diploma programmes.
In early 2016 the Department of Industrial Engineering achieved ABET accreditation. In early 2015 the Department of Informatics, Department of Statistics and Department of Environmental Engineering also achieved AUN accreditation.
ITS has three campuses in Surabaya. Its major campus is located at Sukolilo, where all undergraduate programs are located, along with the postgraduate buildings, administrative building, main library, faculties housing, student community center, football stadium, jogging track, and student dormitory that can accommodate 1200 freshmen.
A smaller campus is located in Manyar district, providing a Civil Engineering diploma course.
The third campus is located at Cokroaminoto Street, providing a postgraduate Technology Management Magister course.
ITS is well known for its winning spirit in sport. In 2015, Seaborg ITS's team won first place at College Bowl 2015, the largest football league held by Indonesian Flag Football Association (IFFA). Maritime Challenge ITS's team won first place at Atlantic Challenge International (ACI) 2014 in the Oar and Sail category, in France.
- Student Executive Organization
- Student Legislative
- Manarul 'Ilmi Masjid Members
- PLH Siklus ITS, students' environmental organization
- ITS Students Choir
- ITS Foreign Language Society (IFLS)
- ITS Radio
- Pramuka ITS
- "Tiyang Alit" Theatre
- "Dr Angka" students cooperative
- Workshop of Entrepreneurship & Technology (WE&T-ITS)
- Maritime Challenge
- Loedroek ITS - traditional East Java play, converted to a more modern and contemporary style
ITS student choir in a contest
Academic facilities and campus life
Overall, the campus is spread over a land area of 187 hectares. Graduations are conducted at a general functional hall with a capacity of 4,000 occupants. Sport facilities can be found on the campus: a stadium and football ground, futsal courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, wall climbing, gymnasium and indoor badminton courts, rafting canal and jogging tracks.
- Gombloh, singer and composer of the legendary Kebyar-Kebyar, which was ranked at the second place on the list of "Indonesia's Best 150 Songs of All Time" by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine; born in Jombang at July 14, 1948 and died in Surabaya at January 9, 1988.
- Hermawan Kartajaya, who was named by the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Marketing on the list of "50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing in 2003".
- Muhammad Nuh, Director of Electrical Engineering Polytechnic Negeri Surabaya (PENS) (1997-?); Rector of Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (2003 – 2007); Minister of Communication and Information of Indonesia (2007 – 2009); Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia (2009 – 2014); graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering.
- Agus Rahardjo, Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since 21 December 2015; graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering.
- Tri Rismaharini, mayor of the City of Surabaya; named in the "Top 50 Greatest World Leaders" list in 2015 by American business magazine Fortune; graduated from the Department of Architecture.
- Dwi Soetjipto, President of Pertamina, the largest Indonesian oil company, since 28 November 2014; graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering.
- Muhammad Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the largest Indonesian airline; graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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