Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
public university in Indonesia
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 a 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.
ITS is known as one of the best engineering schools in Indonesia among ITB, UGM and UI.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.
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