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Our History

A Brilliant Idea
In 1954, the idea of ITS’ establishment was triggered by Ir. Soendjasmono at the Indonesian Engineers Union Conference (PII) in Bogor.
The forerunner of ITS
Ir. Soendjasmono’s idea to establish Technical Institution in East Java was mentioned when PII’s East Java branch held the first Lustrum. Moreover, dr. Angka Nitisastro (as a general practitioner) together with the engineers who joined in the PII’s East Java branch decided to realize Ir. Soendjasmono’s idea.
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ITS officially established
Institut Teknologi 10 Nopember changed to Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) on December 3rd, 1960.
The first Dies Natalis of ITS
Based on Government Regulation No. 9 year of 1961 it was announced that the first Dies Natalis of ITS was November 10th, 1960
The development of ITS
Having previously five faculties, then based on Ministerial Decree No. 72 year of 1965, ITS opened two new faculties namely: Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Science and Natural Science. Since then ITS has 7 faculties.
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Starting point of Seatrans
The idea of opening a field of study of marine transportation in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ship Building Engineering was first introduced in 1992.
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Marine Transportation as a field of study
The Department of Naval Architecture and Ship Building Engineering opened a new field of study namely Marine Transportation.
Marine Transportation officially became Department
On March 24th, 2011 based on the Decision Letter of General Director of Higher Education No: 55/E/O/2011, Marine Transportation was officially declared as Department of Marine Transportation.
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Grant from the Netherlands Government (NUFFIC)
One year after being officially established as a department, the Maritime Transportation Department successfully obtained grant from the Dutch Government (Nuffic) through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NICHE) program.
Serah Terima Nuffic
Development of new curriculum
When Department of Marine Transportation was officially independent, the curriculum applied was a curriculum developed jointly with Department of Naval Architecture and Ship Building Engineering, which was the curriculum of 2009-2014. In 2014, the Department of Marine Transportation for the first time developed independently a new curriculum for the period of 2014-2019.
ITS officially became State University with Legal Entity (PTNBH)
Starting from January 1st, 2017, ITS officially became State University with Legal Entity (PTNBH). There are some changes in organizational structure and campus governance.
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