The name of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is taken from the historical background of where it is located, Surabaya. On sepuluh or ten November 1945, Bung Tomo as the iconic hero of Surabaya struggled to defend Indonesia’s freedom. Since then, 10 November has been celebrated as heroes’ day and Surabaya commonly known as heroes’ city. Founded in 1960, ITS has become one of the best technological universities in Indonesia. It currently has 5 faculties namely Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Faculty of Marine Technology and Faculty of Information Technology. The total of department is 26 with 6 diploma programs (D3), 26 undergraduate programs (S1), 16 master programs (S2) and 12 doctoral programs (S3).
Being the only well known state institute of technology in East Java, Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) vision is to be a world-class university with an international recognition in science, technology and art. Meanwhile, ITS mission is to contribute the development of science, technology and art for the welfare of the community through educational activities, research, community service, and management systems based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).