Bandung Have The Best Institute In Southeast Asia

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) is a very famous public university in Bandung. Not only in Bandung alone, but famous to the international level. The name of ITB was inaugurated on March 2, 1959.

Dated October 14, 2013 ITB became State University (PTN BH) which has autonomy in academic and non-academic field.

ITB has 27 internationally accredited courses (eleven of ABET, eleven from ASIIN, both of which are internationally accredited assessors). ITB’s main campus is currently the location of the first technical high school in Indonesia as well as the first higher education institution in the Dutch East Indies.

The current Rector of ITB is Prof. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi, DEA, for the term of office 2015-2020.

1. History

  • Bandung Institute of Technology (1959-present)

History of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) began in the early 20th century, on the initiative of ruling society at that time. The initial purpose of its establishment was to meet the needs of technical personnel, which was difficult, due to the disruption of relations between the Netherlands and its colonies, in the archipelago, due to the First World War.

Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng (often shortened to TH te Bandoeng, TH Bandung, or THS) is the beginning of the ITB campus. Established on 3 July 1920 as the first high school in the Dutch East Indies.

TH Bandung was first opened with one faculty namely de Faculteit van Technische Wetenschap which has only one part namely de afdeeling der Wegen Waterbouwkunde.

ITB Campus is the place where the first Indonesian president, Soekarno, earned his degree in Civil Engineering. The length of study to become an engineer is four years.

Up to its closure in 1942, THS has three parts (afdeeling) namely Civil (1920), Chemistry (1940), Machinery and Electricity (1941); but the last two sections have not yet graduated an engineer.

During the Japanese occupation, efforts to reopen the lectures of TH Bandung were firmly rejected, but research activities in the laboratories of TH Bandung campus were allowed. The laboratory community is called Institute of Tropical Scientific Research (Institute of Tropical Scientific Research) which is manned by many academic staff of TH Bandung.

  • The first decade of the 1960s

ITB began to nurture and equip itself with the kepranataan that must be held. During this period the preparation of filling the organization of education and teaching, and completing the number and increase the ability of faculty with the assignment to study abroad.

  • The second decade of the 1970s

ITB is colored by difficult times arising from the first period. The established academic unit is transformed into a work unit that also functions as a socio-economic unit that is limited to a semi-autonomous institution.

The level of academics is increasing, but the assignment of study abroad is decreasing. Internal facilities and services are increasingly being utilized.

  • The third decade of the 1980s

Characterized by kepranataan and teaching and learning process that began to enter the modern era with the campus physical facilities are more equipped. The number of undergraduate graduates is increasing and post-graduate programs begin to be opened. This situation is supported by the improving socio-political and economic conditions of the country.

  • The fourth decade of the 1990s

The engineering college which originally had only one department of education, now has twenty-six Department of Undergraduate Programs, including the Department of Sociotechnology, thirty four Masters / S2 Study Programs and three S3 / Doctoral Studies Fields covering elements of science, technology, art, business and the human sciences.

Now, with the annual supply of the best Indonesian students, the Bandung Institute of Technology is one of the best science, technology and arts centers in Indonesia.

Bandung Institute of Technology also supports students and their social activities by supporting the set of students in each department.

Each year, the Bandung Institute of Technology chooses a best student to be sent to national student elections. Ganesha Prize is the name of the award for those who get this best student degree. This award is usually given formally at the ceremony of new admissions.

2. Campus And Facilities

Recognizing the limitations of the Ganesha Campus land associated with the increasing need of facilities and infrastructure to realize its academic vision, in the year 2010 it was implemented a multicampus ITB policy that gave rise to the terms “On-G campus” and “Off-G campus“.

The term “On-G campus” refers to the Campus ITB Ganesha while the campuses of ITB outside it are referred to as “Off-G campus”.

ITB Off-G Campus that has been realized and started to build is ITB Campus Jatinangor. Other “ITB Off-G campus” being planned is ITB Bekasi Campus and ITB Walini Campus.

Student dormitories, faculty housing, and administrative headquarters are not located on the main campus yet within easy reach. Facilities available on campus include bookstores, post office, cafeteria, bank, and clinic.

In addition to lecture rooms, laboratories, workshops and studios, ITB has an art gallery of Soemardja Gallery, sports facilities, and a Campus Center. Near the campus there is also a Salman Mosque for worship and religious activities of Muslims in ITB.

To support academic and research activities, there are academic support facilities, including Central Library (with a collection of approximately 150,000 books and 1000 journal titles), Sports Facilities, Sasana Budaya Ganesha, Language Center, computer service center (ComLabs).

ITB also has a Bosscha Observatory (one of the facilities of the Astronomy Expertise Group FMIPA), located 11 kilometers north of Bandung.

3. Accreditation

After years of accreditation from the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN-PT) with an A for most of its courses, in 2011 two ITB study programs won international accreditation from Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) independent leading in the United States (US). Until now, ITB already has eleven ABET accredited courses, namely:

  1. Electrical Engineering Study Program (2011);
  2. Marine Engineering Study Program (2011);
  3. Physics Engineering Study Program (2012);
  4. Chemical Engineering Study Program (2012);
  5. Environmental Engineering Study Program (2014);
  6. Industrial Engineering Study Program (2014);
  7. Informatics Engineering Study Program (2014);
  8. Petroleum Engineering Study Program (2015);
  9. Civil Engineering Study Program (2015);
  10. Mining Engineering Study Program (2017);
  11. Industrial Engineering Management Study Program (2017);

Up to 2018 from all universities and technical faculties in Indonesia, eleven courses in ITB, one study program at ITS, one course in IPB, one course at UII, and three courses at Bina Nusantara University which have ABET accreditation .

With the achievement of ABET accreditation is a guarantee for prospective students and parents to choose quality education institutions both nationally and internationally



4. Reputation

Based on the popularity of universities in cyberspace, with a sample of 335 college institutions by for 2012, ITB is still the most popular university in Indonesia. As of mid-July 2012, ITB is ranked 13th in Asia, and ranked 82nd in the world (the only one representing Indonesia in the Top 200 Colleges and Universities in the world).

Meanwhile, according to the assessment of the British college ranking institution in 2009, THE-QS, ITB is ranked 80 in the world in the field of Engineering and IT, the only university in Indonesia that is able to enter in the top 100 ranking. The first rank itself is occupied by MIT.

Then in 2011 in the same field, the ranking that ITB occupies is ranked 100th in the world.

From 2007 to now, specializing in Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences, ITB is ranked first in Indonesia and kampung inggris and the only campus in Indonesia that gets “four star” from QS World University Rankings while for Art & Design field, ITB occupies ranked the top 100 best universities in the world.

Location Information : Jl. Ganesha No.10, Lb. Siliwangi, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132


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