Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology

public university in Indonesia

date of foundation: 1957

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. Located on 180-hectares green area, ITS is home to more than 1,000 faculty members and over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember is ranked 1st in Indonesia and 64th in the world based on the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2021, which reflects to its strong commitment to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals under the comprehensive platform of ITS Smart Eco Campus. From the Widya Wahana Project, Indonesia's first solar-powered car, to the Jalapatih Project, Indonesia's first solar-powered ship, ITS is growing as a national powerhouse for green technology and pioneering clean energy innovation in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-populated country in the world. The institute launched and operated Indonesia's first electric bus in 2014 and Indonesia's first teaching industry in automotive (GESITS) that produces electric scooter for national commercial market in 2017 in order to transform Indonesia's fossil-based transportation fuel into the sustainable green technology. The continuous inclusion of student activism in its curriculum has been substantial for making ITS the most impactful university in Indonesia; social engagement in solving environmental issues through national or international competition is formally rewarded in a credit-based evaluation system as part of its integrated character-building curriculum. The Indonesian second-oldest public technological institute covers 33 undergraduate programs, six vocational study programs, 20 master programs, 15 doctoral programs, and 20 International Undergraduate Programs (IUP). The institute has established seven programs with international accreditation (IABEE and ABET) and 16 programs with the AUN-QA international certification, with more than 360 international partner-institutions in 52 countries. ITS has been expanding its educational disciplines beyond sciences and engineering into fields such as arts, business management, and development studies. With two Indonesian best polytechnics, Electronic State Polytechnic (PENS) and Shipbuilding State Polytechnic (PPNS), operate independently in the same area as ITS' main campus in Sukolilo, ITS has been continuously transforming the City of Surabaya as a national powerhouse for advanced technological innovation, impactful scientific and engineering research, and best vocational education.
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