Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) or Bandung Insitute of Technology or Institute of technology Bandung, was founded on March 2, 1959. The present ITB main campus is the site of earlier engineering schools in Indonesia. Although these institutions of higher learning had their own individual characteristics and missions, they left influence on developments leading to the establishment of ITB.

In 1920, Technische Hogeschool (TH) was established in Bandung, which for a short time, in the middle forties, became Kogyo Daigaku. Not long after the birth of the Republic of Indonesia in 1945, the campus housed the Technical Faculty (including a Fine Arts Department) of Universitas Indonesia, with the head office in Jakarta. In the early fifties, a. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, also part of Universitas Indonesia, was established on the campus.

In 1959, the present lnstitut Teknologi Bandung was founded by the Indonesian government as an institution of higher learning of science, technology, and fine arts, with a mission of education, research, and service to the community.

Government Decree No. 155/2000 pertaining to The Decision on ITB as Legal Enterprise (Badan Hukum) has opened a new path for ITB to become autonomous. The status of autonomy implies a freedom for the institution to manage its own bussiness in an effective and efficient way, and to be fully responsible for the planning and implementation of all program and activity, and the quality control for the attainment of its institutional objective. The institution has also freedom in deciding their measures and taking calculated risks in facing tight competition and intense pressures.

Bandung, with a population of approximately one and a half million, lies in the mountainous area of West Java, at an altitude of 770 meters. The ITB main campus, to the north of the town centre, and its other campuses, cover a total area of 770,000 square meters.

Office: Jl. Tamansari 64 Bandung 40116,
Campus: Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 Indonesia
Tel & Fax +62-22-2500935


ITB'vision in facing the future :
ITB shall be an institution of higher education and center of development for science, technology and art, who continuously strives for world excellence, reliability and respectability, and together with other respectable institutions of the nation leads the Indonesian society into unity, sovereignty and prosperity.

ITB Mission :
ITB shall guide developments and changes carried out by society through innovative and quality education, research and community service, and be responsive to global development and local challenges.


Based on the vision and mission stated above and taking into consideration the present condition, ITB formulates the goals to be achieved in 10 years to come as follows:

* To establish a respected global academic society, who has the expertise and ability to improve its competence globally, and to develop academic value system based on scientific truth.
* To produce quality graduates who have the ability for self-improvement in the global environment, characterized by high moral quality and integrity, intellectuality, emotional maturity, innovativeness and creativity.
* To be a research and development university, who takes position in front line of science, technology and art, and plays an active role in the global progress of science and development of knowledge required to improve potential quality and uniqueness of the nation.
* To be an agent of change for the Indonesian society, through the upholding of moral and ethical values, and quality of community services.


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