About Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology :
The name of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is taken from the historical background of where it is located, Surabaya. On sepuluh or ten November 1945, Bung Tomo as the iconic hero of Surabaya struggled to defend Indonesia’s freedom. Since then, 10 November has been celebrated as heroes’ day and Surabaya commonly known as heroes’ city. Founded in 1960, ITS has become one of the best technological universities in Indonesia. It currently has 5 faculties namely Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Faculty of Marine Technology and Faculty of Information Technology. The total of department is 26 with 6 diploma programs (D3), 26 undergraduate programs (S1), 16 master programs (S2) and 12 doctoral programs (S3).
Being the only well known state institute of technology in East Java, Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) vision is to be a world-class university with an international recognition in science, technology and art. Meanwhile, ITS mission is to contribute the development of science, technology and art for the welfare of the community through educational activities, research, community service, and management systems based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Since 2011, ITS has started to be an Eco Campus. ITS as Eco Campus cares and conducts systematic and sustainable environmental management. It is the reflection of the involvement of the entire academic community in order to always pay attention to aspect of health and the environment around it. ITS has many contributions for community works. In 2005, ITS contributed to recovery Tsunami Victim by creating houses for the victims. Moreover, ITS has collaborated with Tim Kajian Kelayakan Pemukiman (KKP) to do research on the feasibility of settlement for the victims of Sidoarjo Mud Volcano, East Java since 2008. The collaboration resulted in widened impact area as officially claimed for the mud volcano which is very helpful for the victim to get the compensation from the government.
Furthermore, ITS has received a lot of achievements both in national and international events. In national event, ITS with its Robot, V-Yu, recently won national contest named Indonesia Art Robot Contest (KRSI) 2012 in Yogyakarta. In national student science week (PIMNAS) 2012, ITS achieved gold medal for student creativities in creating microstrip antenna for satellite and virtual wayang card game. While in international events, the other ITS robot which is named RI-NHO won Indonesia robotic contest (KRI) 2012 in Bandung. Out of robotic area, ITS has Maritime Challenge (MC) which just succeed in Atlantic Challenge 2012 in Ireland. Moreover, ITS also has Sapu Angin (SA) which just participated and won some categories in Shell Eco Marahon (SEM) Sepang, Malaysia 2012.