Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) is located in the northern part of Bandung, the capital city of West Java province; a city famous for its relatively cool and pleasant climate. The first name of ITB was Technische Hoogeschool (TH) / Technical College which was officially started on July 3rd 1920. Since this opening, the institute’s name has changed several times due to national’s crisis. The name Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) itself was officially declared by first President of the Republic of Indonesia Ir. Soekarno at March 2nd, 1959 who’s also the first Indonesian graduates of the institution.

ITB has set its identity as a research university which represented in function and organization structure. Differ from teaching university which aimed for preserve and conserve science and technology, research university has main function in creating new science & technology and applying them in society.