Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

QS Sustainability: Environmental Impact

The environmental impact rankings reflect the outward impact a university is making when it comes to building a sustainable institution, engaging in relevant and impactful research and embedding sustainability in the curriculum.

The sustainable institutions indicator considers whether a university holds membership in officially-recognised climate action or sustainability groups, has a publicly available sustainability strategy and energy emissions report, has student societies focused on environmental sustainability, and a published commitment to becoming NetZero.

The sustainable education indicator looks at alumni outcomes and academic reputation within earth, marine and environmental sciences courses, and the availability of courses that embed climate science and/or sustainability within the curriculum. If a university has a research centre dedicated to environmental sustainability, further points are gained.

The sustainable research indicator assesses the university’s research activity around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and whether the government is funding research and development in this area.

(QS Sustainability)

Environmental Impact

Statement Letter of ITS’ Rector on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2021, the Rector of ITS released a Statement Letter regarding achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ITS as a sustainable campus is committed to implementing the principles of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in social, environmental, and economic aspects.

Circular Letter of ITS’ Rector on Supporting ITS as a Sustainable Campus

In 2019, the Rector of ITS issued a Circular Letter to all ITS academics to support ITS’ Smart Eco Campus programs. It contains 3 main points. First, to improve environmental sanitation. Second, to improve energy efficiency and conservation. Third, to achieve environmentally friendly transportation. This letter reflects ITS’ commitment in achieving ITS as a sustainable campus.

ITS Program in Dedicating Environment Aspect

ITS implements several programs related to the environment and sustainability development goals (SDGs)there are Tandur Race and ITS Climate Action. The program aims to encourage the academic community, students, and residents to creatively utilize urban spaces for growing food and medicinal plants and also contributes to overcoming environmental problems.

Regulation of ITS’ Rector No. 1/2020 towards Environmental Sustainability in Financial Management

Rectors’ Regulation ITS No. 1/2020 is a guiding document for Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) towards achieving environmental sustainability in its financial management. This regulation provides essential guidelines and directives to ensure that financial decisions made by the institution prioritize environmental stewardship.

The regulation emphasizes the importance of making informed and responsible financial choices that align with environmental sustainability goals. It encourages the integration of green practices into financial management processes, aiming to optimize resource utilization, reduce ecological impact, and foster a greener campus environment. By adhering to these sustainable guidelines, ITS demonstrates its commitment to being a responsible institution, leading the way in promoting eco-friendly financial practices.

Circular Letter of ITS’ Rector No. 1/2022 on Sustainable Campus Initiatives for Non-Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) Procurement

In 2022, The Rector of ITS demonstrates a strong commitment to eco-conscious practices through the adoption of e-purchasing, e-catalog, e-tendering, and e-reverse auction methods. These innovative approaches play a vital role in driving resource efficiency and cultivating a greener, more sustainable campus for the future.

Regulation of ITS’ Board Trustees (MWA) No. 9/2016 on the Sustainable Investment

ITS strong commitment to environmental responsibility is exemplified by the significant impact of the Regulation of ITS’ Board Trustees (MWA) No. 9/2016, guiding sustainable investments at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. This comprehensive regulation serves as a guiding force, providing essential guidelines and frameworks to ensure that all investment decisions align with the principles of environmental sustainability. By emphasizing the importance of making well-informed choices, the regulation encourages the prioritization of eco-friendly initiatives and projects that resonate with the institution’s profound dedication to ecological integrity.

ITS’ Student Organizations on Environmental Sustainability

The sustainability efforts undertaken by ITS student organizations play a significant role in fostering a greener and more environmentally conscious campus community. By empowering students to become agents of change, ITS student organizations contribute to a culture of environmental responsibility and inspire others to adopt sustainable habits. Their collective efforts demonstrate the institution’s dedication to creating a greener future and leave a lasting impression on the campus community, encouraging a holistic approach towards sustainability in all aspects of campus life.







ITS Program in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission

The program that ITS has in reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission consists of 3 emission scopes. Scope 1 accommodates Stationary Combustion, Mobile Combustion, Process Emissions, and Fugitive Emissions. Scope 2 is about Purchased Electricity. While Scope 3 talks about Waste, Purchased Waste, and Commuting.

Renewable Energy Sources in ITS

ITS develops renewable energy sources in the campus environment to fulfill energy needs in the campus area. Total energy generated from the utilization of energy sources Renewable energy at ITS is 213,435 kWh/year, coming from solar panels, clean biomass and biodiesel. Solar panels are used in several places such as the Research Building, Rectorate, Robotics, urban farming, Department of Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and Engineering Physics. ITS solar panels are also spread across several Public Street Lighting (PJU). In addition, ITS renewable energy sources also come from utilization of biogas developed by research from the Instrumentation Department, as well as ITS gasification which processes biomass/waste into electricity. In 2021, the use of renewable energy at ITS has reached 3.09%. This report can be found in the ITS Green Campus Report chapter 2 point b page 13.

Details of ITS’ Renewable Energy Sources 

ITS has 3 (three) sources of renewable energy used on campus with a total energy produced per year of 213435 kWh/year, consisting of:

  1. Solar power is in the form of a power plant with solar cells installed in several locations at ITS, with a total energy output of 211515 kWh/year.
  2. Clean Biomass consisting of biogas and gasification with a total energy output of 720 kWh/year. ITS Biogas was presented at:
  3. Biodiesel with a total energy produced of 1200 kWh/year.

 Ratio of renewable energy production divided by total energy usage per year

  • Electricity usage in the last 12 months = 6701658 kWh per year
  • Electricity from renewable energy sources = 213435 kWh per year
  • Total energy use = 6915093 kWh per year
  • Ratio of renewable energy production divided by total energy usage per year = B/C*100 = 3.09%

Sustainable Transport Towards Net Zero Emmisions in ITS

Empowering the campus community, the TransITS app serves as a valuable tool, offering easy access to bus routes, schedules, and real-time locations. This user-friendly application not only enhances convenience but also significantly reduces carbon footprints by promoting smarter and more efficient travel choices.

As ITS sets forth on the path towards achieving net-zero emissions, these sustainable mobility initiatives stand as a testament to the institution’s relentless pursuit of environmental responsibility. By fostering a culture of sustainability, ITS strives to create a campus environment that is aligned with the goal of significantly reducing its environmental impact, embracing a future that is harmoniously balanced with nature.

Mou Agreement with PT Wika Gedung Towards Net Zero Emissions in ITS

Director of Operations 1, PT Wika Gedung Tbk Bagus Tri Setyana, explained that PT Wika Gedung has a greater focus on environmental issues. One of them is supporting net zero emissions through environmentally friendly construction innovation, namely the Modular Wika Building. This modular is an offsite or offsite construction methodology. We are confident that we will be able to achieve zero emissions through this modular and also in collaboration with ITS,” he said optimistically.

The plan is that this will be applied to the construction of the ITS Student Dormitory, which has 20 floors. This development will be the first in Indonesia. ITS Deputy Chancellor IV for Research, Innovation, Cooperation, and Alumni wants to realize many facilities and infrastructure designs at ITS.

Guest Lecture Series in Sustainable Development Goals (GLS on SDGs)

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) as a leading university in the field of science and technology in Indonesia is committed to the development of engineering and science and also the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This program, running twice a year in spring and fall since 2020, serves as a platform for global academicians, researchers, professors, as well as NGOs to update knowledge and share insights and innovation in the implementation of the principles of SDGs to solve problems in society. Since Fall 2022, GLS on SDGs has been shifted from on-line to on-site by inviting international lecturers to ITS Surabaya.

Integrated into ITS department-based elective courses for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, GLS on SDGs is also open for public to participate and offer credit-transfer scheme.

Sustainable Development Course

One of the SDGs courses provided by ITS is Sustainable Development, an elective course aiming at providing students with skills in sustainable resource management (3 pillars of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental). in the context of Urban and Regional Planning, the course allows students to get updated on the key issues of sustainable development, know how to use the tools to measure sustainable development, understanding sustainable development related to clean water, food agriculture, and carrying capacity and its integration in the context of cities, regions, and coastal area.

ITS’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Center

ITS’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Center was established in February 2020 and has a goal to achieve SDGs programs in Indonesia by involving with government and society activities. ITS’ SDGs Center plays an active role in measuring the achievement of SDGs, analyzing SDGs data, identifying problems, potentials and challenges of an area, both nationally and regionally, even to the village level. This information is beneficial to develop strategies and develop relevant programs.

Research Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment

The Research Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (Puslit ILB) was established in 1985, and is currently supported by around 74 research members from all faculties at ITS. Puslit ILB is one of the research centers under the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DRPM) of the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) which functions to develope research activities, collaborations, and science and technology services in subject field of infrastructure and sustainable environment. Research centers under the DRPM have the following functions: carry out research / community service that is cross-disciplinary or cross-departmental, utilize and develop the ability of experts from inside and outside ITS and implement a system of guarantee and control the quality of research / community service.

Research Center for Sustainable Energy

ITS innovation in environmentally friendly energy is poured through research led by Research Center for Sustainable Energy under the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DRPM). ITS’ Research Center for Sustainable Energy commits to support government programs in maintaining energy security and energy sustainability in Indonesia. In energy management, ITS’ Research Center for Sustainable Energy prioritizes the principles of justice, sustainability, and environmental insight. The center contributes in accelerating the development of renewable energy in Indonesia, including establishing an Energy Conservation Center, increasing fuel and electricity prices or reducing subsidies, and strengthening institutional and human resource capacity related to energy development. ITS innovation in environmentally friendly energy comes from water, wind, geothermal, ocean currents and waves, solar cells, and biomass.