On July 3rd, 2020, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), the oldest engineering university in Indonesia, is commemorating its existence for 100 years. Starting from the Dutch colonial era, the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, to the proclamation of Indonesia’s independence, many things had changed, especially
its name. March 2nd, 1959, is remarked as a new era of Institut Teknologi Bandung as we know until today. Since then, ITB has been rapidly growing and becoming the first science and engineering campus in Indonesia
The history of engineering university in Indonesia dates back to the 20th century, when the Dutch colonial government established De Technische Hoogeschool te Bandung (THS) on July 3, 1920, on a 30-hectare plot of land in Bandung. At that time, there was only one faculty, de Faculteit van Technische Wetenschap (the Faculty of Technical Science) and only one major, namely de afdeeling der We gen Waterbouw (Department of Water Construction). The establishment of this engineering school was to fulfill the needs of technical personnel or engineers due to the outbreak of the First World War.
Institut Teknologi Bandung welcomes 100 years of Engineering Higher Education in Indonesia by organizing several events since 2018 up to the Commemoration Ceremony on July 3rd, 2020.
Salam Ganesha is a fundraising program for ITB's endowment fund which is managed by Endowment Fund of ITB (Badan Pengelola Usaha dan Dana Lestari ITB). This program targets to collect up to 1 trillion rupiah in 2020.