The Bandung Institute of Technology is located within the beautiful mountain area of the western part of Java. It has over 17.000 students in 13 different faculties, like Art and Design, Business and Management, Life sciences or Mathematics.
The university rose from the ‘Technische Hogeschool’ - which was founded in 1920. In 1959, the university changed its name into the ‘Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)’. ITB is the oldest technological university in Indonesia.
ITB and the University of Twente have a strong history of collaboration. The universities offer a double degree for students of Sustainable Energy Technology, Chemical Engineering Forestry, Urban Planning and Management. Furthermore, ITB and the University of Twente have already been working together in several projects. The GEOCAP project (www.geocap.nl) is one of them - this project focusses on sustainable, geothermal energy. In this project the UT faculty ITC plays an important role. The Earth System Analysis department coordinates the GEOCAP project.
History of collaboration
The Technical University in Bandung (Institut Teknologi Bandung, ITB) is a long-standing partner of the University of Twente, and the relationship and the cooperation go back to the mid-seventies. In an early drive to export technical training in its area of expertise, the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) established a number of “sister institutes” of which the Department of Geodetic Engineering of ITB was one (1975). The Department, now called ‘Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering’, still exists under the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology.
Over the years the cooperation has continued and expanded. Several faculties in the University of Twente have close ties with ITB. Currently the following cooperation programs are ongoing in education and research: A Double Degree program in Chemical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) in ITB. A Double Degree program in Sustainable Energy Technology is offered by the Faculty of Engineering Technology (CTW) and the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (FMD) in ITB. A Double Degree program in Forestry, Urban Planning and Management is offered by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and the School for Architecture, Planning and Policy Development (SAPPK) in ITB.
Besides cooperation in education and research through the implementation of Double Degree programs, the University of Twente and ITB also work together on projects. Recently a research program was executed on the development of solar energy. A major project that is still running is dealing with the development of the geothermal energy sector in Indonesia (GEOCAP).
moU's and agreements
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Student exchange agreement
- Joint education agreement: International Double Degree Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET)
- Letter of Intent; International Joint Degree Master Program in Chemistry & Material Science
Support facilities for cooperation
Collaborating with ITB and sharing knowledge and resources with this university is an important part of the University of Twente’s mission. Therefore, the University of Twente launches a yearly call for proposals to stimulate collaboration with ITB. The aim of this call it to stimulate synergetic collaboration resulting in a strong strategic partnerships with ITB.