Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is one of the four top universities in Indonesia, known for its remarkable commitment to research and academic programs. This recognition is reinforced by its collaboration with Indonesia Nanyang International University Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INOVASI), which was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.
ITS, together with ITB, UI, UGM, and NTU, is engaged in a reciprocal collaboration focused on education, research, and community services. The project involves joint research, researcher exchanges, joint supervision for Master’s and PhD programs, and joint publications. According to Bambang Pramujati, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., Vice Rector IV for Research, Innovation, Cooperation, and Alumni at ITS, this partnership has already produced flagship projects such as the renewable energy living lab and eco-campus.
The partnership agreement between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) and NTU was signed in Jakarta on December 14, 2022. Additionally, Kemendikbudristek signed a partnership with the Indonesia Endowment Funds for Education (LPDP) to fund the Indonesia NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INSPIRASI).
ITS’ appointment as one of the top universities in Indonesia is a testament to its active contribution to research and innovation on a global scale. As a governing board of the Eastern Part of Indonesia University Network (UPI-Unet), ITS is also expected to collaborate with other universities in the network for future projects, further bolstering collective efforts to promote innovation and research in Indonesia.
The collaboration is expected to proceed smoothly, with anticipated benefits realized as intended. Optimism abounds that this will enhance ITS’ reputation domestically and internationally and contribute to positive impacts on society.