Centre for Environmental Studies (PSLH) of ITB was established in 1979 as one of the oldest environmental studies centre in Indonesia. In the early years, it was intended to strengthen the environment-institutional building in Indonesia along with the establishment of the new Ministry of Environment in Indonesia at that time.
Then the centre involved in many activities relating to the environmental issues, including local, regional or global matters. The programs and activities of the centre include the followings: environmental research and studies, training and short courses on Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Audit, Product Life Cycle Analysis etc., Environmental Project Consultation, EIA document preparation, environmental knowledge, and many others. And also, it has a role to integrate the interdisciplinary researches on environment in ITB. The centre has a long collaboration history, either with local or foreign institution, also with government agencies or private companies. The following institutions and agencies have been collaborate with the centre in the past: US-AID, UNEP, UNDP, UNCRD, CIDA Canada, ISS the Netherlands, Ford Foundation, ILO, IBRD, World Bank, Sasakawa Foundation Japan, GTZ Germany, University Consortium the Environment (USE) Canada, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Ministry of Public Works, and Ministry of Transportation of Republic of Indonesia, various local government institution in Indonesia, PT. Pertamina, PT. Pupuk Iskandar Muda, PT. Mobil Oil, PT. CPI, PT. Freeport Indonesia, NGOs and many others.