Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals


“Cities and communities must themselves be sustainable. More and more of the world’s population lives in urban centres, and this is often the home of our universities too. Cities can be places of great innovation and opportunity, but they can also be home to intense poverty and inequality. The interaction between universities and their communities, urban and rural, needs to be a positive one that can last for generations.”
(THE Impact Rankings)

Support of Arts and Heritage

Plaza dr Angka


ITS Surabaya provides public access to buildings with free and paid access. Plaza dr Angka is a building that can be accessed by the academic community and the public. Plaza dr Angka is a building adapts heritage values. In the building there is a monument of dr. Angka Nitisastro who is the founder of ITS. Because of its huge open space, Plaza dr Angka can be used as a hub for community activities.

Public Access to Heritage Buildings and Museums Galleries


Through its buildings, ITS presents and introduces Indonesian culture. ITS shows a number of buildings that are rich in Indonesian cultural characteristics. One of these is the Cultural Activity Center, which was designed after a joglo, or traditional Javanese housing. The Cultural Activity Center is frequently used for international student activities. Graha Sepuluh Nopember is another building that can be rented for large-scale occasions. Furthermore, ITS has a facility named GRIT ITS, which is an exhibition space. GRIT ITS was created for Surabaya edutourism.

Access to libraries is critical in the creation of public spaces. ITS provides a library service from 07.30 to 19.00 (GMT +7) Monday through Friday. The ITS Library has five floors that are open to the public. The information desk for Creative Co-Working Space (CCWS) is located on the first level. Visitors can also use the audiovisual area of the ITS Library. The ITS Library has launched an online service to assist students enrolled in distant learning (PJJ). Ask A Librarian, Off Campus Access, Online Book Order, Online Renewals, Online Information Literacy, E-Thesis Delivery, E-Resources Delivery, and E-Bebas Pustaka are among the services available.

Users of ITS library services can access library collections and facilities both physically and online, according to certain requirements. The academic community and the public need to register as members of the library. Library members are library visitors who have registered to become library members both online and offline and have the same rights and responsibilities as library members. Regular members and special members are the two types of library members. Regular members include academic library users (students and lecturers) and ITS staff. Regular members and extraordinary members are the two types of library members. Members who are non-ITS or come from outside ITS are considered special members.


ITS Library

ITS Library Membership

GRIT ITS for Edutourism


ITS Surabaya provides public access to exhibition spaces or galleries, one of the buildings is Technology Research and Innovation Gallery (GRIT) ITS. GRIT ITS is intended to be an edutourism destination in Surabaya, as well as a showcase for the results of ITS technology research and appreciation for inventors. GRIT ITS symbolizes the commitment of ITS teachers and students to achieving important researches that benefit society.

Student Final Project Exhibitions


ITS could foster a more sense of community engagement and promote a wider appreciation of art, culture, and knowledge through the act of providing public access to exhibitions. Within the campus, various departments, including Architecture, Product Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design (DKV), host final project exhibitions. Among them, the Architecture Department conducts the regular International Final Project Competition (KTAI). Similarly, the Product Design Department arranges exhibitions to showcase the products crafted by students as part of their final projects. This open access to exhibitions serves as an opportunity for the campus community and the public to come together, celebrate student achievements, and gain a deeper understanding of creative and intellectual endeavors.

ITS Surabaya provides free public access to open spaces and green spaces. ITS campus also has total area of 706329 m2 or 42.2% of the total campus area covered by plant vegetation. Where the plant vegetation at ITS is in the form of open gardens that can be enjoyed by the public, such as Alumni Park, Triangle Park, roundabout parks, departmental parks and garden land managed by several departments, and corridors spread across all campus areas. There are also vertical gardens that exist in several buildings, which utilize plants that hang and are easy to grow in the conditions of Surabaya. The Smart Eco Campus concept represents ITS’s commitment to implementing the SDGs. The presence of green open space is one of the components of Smart Eco Campus.


Green Open Space at ITS

ITS Smart Eco Campus: Green Open Space

ITS Student Choir Achieves Global Acclaim at BCF 2022, Showcasing Indonesian Cultural Legacy


The Student Choir Team (PSM) of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) has showcased their exceptional talents on the global stage, clinching four prestigious titles at the 10th International Brawijaya Choir Festival (BCF) 2022. Their achievements, including the Grand Champion, Gold Medal in the Folklore category, Gold Medal in the Mixed Youth Choir category, and The Best Interpretation of Compulsory Piece, highlight the significant contribution of arts and heritage to our world.

Their performance not only celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia but also underscores the power of the arts in fostering cultural diversity, preserving traditions, and enabling creative expression, which are all crucial elements of sustainable development.

UKTK Art Appreciation as a Form of Art and Heritage Contribution


The ITS Dance and Karawitan Activity Unit (UKTK) hosts the yearly UKTK Art Appreciation 2022 as a measure of preserving cultural heritage. This event attempts to protect traditional culture for the next generation in the face of modernization. UKTK can serve as a platform for ITS students to strengthen their skills while also conserving Indonesian art. The traditional dance section features two styles of well-known local dances, Gambyong and Tiban. Gambyong dance is a traditional Javanese dance used to greet guests.

ITS UKTK Art Appreciation 2022 : A Beacon for Preserving Traditional Indonesian Culture


In a dedicated effort to preserve and celebrate cultural heritage, the Dance and Karawitan Activity Unit (UKTK) of the Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS) organized the annual UKTK Art Appreciation 2022 event with the theme “Polaris.” This event showcased the talents of three main art divisions, encompassing traditional dance, modern dance, and musical instruments.

By presenting various traditional dance performances such as Gambyong and Tiban, UKTK Art Appreciation contributes to the recording and preservation of intangible cultural heritage, including local folklore and traditions, in alignment with the goals of sustainable development.

ITS ‘Festival Al Banjari’: Celebrating and Preserving Indonesia’s Islamic Musical Heritage

To actively preserve the rich tradition of Indonesian religious-themed music, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) hosted an Islamic religious music festival named “Festival Al Banjari,” with the theme “Senandung Dinamika Rebana ITS 2022.” This event underscores ITS’s commitment to fostering cultural appreciation and providing a platform for showcasing the dynamic melodies and rhythms unique to the nation’s spiritual music heritage.

Preserve Indonesian Traditional Dance Culture through KRSTI 2022


The Indonesian Dance Art Robot Contest (KRSTI) 2022 is a special robot competition event. The Indonesian Robot Contest (KRI) challenges university robotics teams in Indonesia to maintain culture by adopting traditional dancing arts through this category. KRSTI is a Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbud Ristek) initiative to strengthen the cultural arts business. The subject of KRSTI 2022 is East Kalimantan Kancet Ledo Dance. By conducting this competition, ITS aspires to become one of the keys to preserving Indonesian culture for future generations.

Sustainable Practices

Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Policy Implementation and Measurement


One of ITS’ initiatives is becoming a smart eco campus. To create a smart eco campus, ITS promotes sustainable practices. The practices include measuring and setting targets for more sustainable commuting. ITS implements ZEF policy to support the sustainable commuting movement. The initiatives are free campus bicycle, electric solar bus, Gesits (electric motor), and automobiles I-Car. I-Car can handle 144 people in one hour and has a capacity of 12 people every 5 minutes. Every day, I-Car can run for 8 hours.

Pedestrian Path Policy Implementation


ITS promotes walking and cycling by focusing on the development and upkeep of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the ITS Rector’s Statement Letter promotes effective ITS campus pedestrian pathways policies. Several features of the ITS campus’s pedestrian pathway implementations include providing pedestrian pathways that meet road user safety criteria, providing pedestrian pathways for road user comfort, and providing several parts of pedestrian paths equipped with disability-friendly facilities.

Circular Letter of ITS Rector No. T-95007-IT2-TU.00.08-2019 about ITS’ Initiatives towards a Sustainable and Environmental Friendly Campus, item C, no. 1 – 7


One of ITS’ initiatives is becoming a smart eco campus. To create a smart eco campus, ITS promotes sustainable practices. The practices include measuring and setting targets for more sustainable commuting (walking, cycling or other non-motorized transport, carpools, shuttlebus or public transportation, motorcycle, and electric vehicles).The initiatives are supported by the Circular Letter of ITS Rector No. T-95007-IT2-TU.00.08-2019 about ITS’ Initiatives towards a Sustainable and Environmental Friendly Campus, specifically item C, no. 1 – 7. ITS builds pedestrian ways and bike lines and offer bike rent services to promotes non-motorized vehicles. The bikes are rented for free for the campus community.

Support Sustainable Commuting by Limiting or Reducing Campus Parking


Sustainable commuting programs include a variety of approaches such as public transportation promotion, carpooling, cycling, and walking. ITS promotes sustainable commuting through several programs, one of which is reducing campus parking capacities.  The aim for this program is to reduce the number of motorized vehicles entering campus environment. The strategies consist of encourage all academicians to participate in campus cycling and walking activities, vehicles entered at ITS are arranged solely by verifying the registered vehicle card, and Collaboration between ITS and the Surabaya City Government on the launch of the Suroboyo Bus route, which runs through the ITS campus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred ITS to innovate and adapt its learning systems to meet the challenges of the times. In line with the guidelines set out in the ITS Rector’s Circular Number: T/21018/IT2/TU.00.08/2020, the institution has transitioned to online lectures as a response to the limitations on face-to-face learning. In this context, the introduction of the MyITS Classroom represents a significant development. MyITS Classroom serves as a centralized distance learning system (PJJ) owned by ITS, designed to support and enhance the virtual learning experience. This platform boasts several features that facilitate remote learning and interaction, making it possible for students and educators to continue their educational journey while adapting to the new normal. Furthermore, MyITS opens up opportunities for remote working, also presents the possibility of reducing employee commuting, thereby contributing to sustainability and environmental conservation.


ITS Rector’s Circular Number: T/21018/IT2/TU.00.08/2020

MyITS Classroom

Perumdos in ITS Area


Affordable housing programs attempt to give members of the campus community with safe and accessible living options, letting them to focus on their academics or employment without the added stress of high housing costs. As a public university, ITS provides staff with inexpensive housing. The state-owned residence is located on campus and covers an area of 185,758 m2.

ITS Constructs Flats Out of Concern for Young Lecturers


The younger generation’s capacity to purchase housing is limited. As a result, ITS is devoted to assisting ITS young lecturers who have recently completed their studies. The apartment will have three storeys, each measuring 60 square meters. The flat for young lecturers located in Block N-11 is one of two planned flat buildings for ITS young lecturers. The second flat, with a capacity of six residential units, will be built soon in the ITS lecturer housing complex Block F.

ITS Student Housing and Dining

In pursuit of supporting students’ housing needs, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) offers a range of accommodation options both on and off-campus. These choices include student dormitories, rented rooms, and even a guest house for visiting families. By providing diverse and affordable housing options, ITS ensures that students have access to suitable and cost-effective living arrangements while pursuing their education, aligning with the goal of providing affordable housing for students.

ITS Dormitory

ITS Surabaya provides affordable housing for students with several dormitories in ITS Surabaya campus area. In addition to student dormitories, ITS also has a student dormitory that caters to international students‘ housing and dining needs. The international dormitory is located in block J, housing ITS Lecturers which located in front of the Department of Statistics.

ITS promotes the initiatives towards Sustainable and Environment Friendly Campus. One of the initiatives is encouraging sustainable commuting by providing pedestrian access on campus. ITS can encourage community to engage more in a walkable area. ITS provides pedestrian pathways that meet road user requirements, such as safety, comfort, and disability-friendly facilities.


Pedestrian Pathway at ITS

Pedestrian Priority on Campus

ITS Research Center is a campus research center that explores several aspects, one of which is housing. The Research Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (Puslit ILB) has research activities, collaborations, and science and technology services in the subject field of infrastructure and sustainable environment. The aim of Puslit ILB is to create sustainable infrastructure, sustainable infrastructure provision and management which includes four main pillars, namely environmental sustainability including resilience to climate change, economic, social and financial sustainability, and institutional sustainability. One of the fields of study of the Puslit ILB is the provision of affordable housing.

ITS also provides affordable housing for employees and students on campus. ITS already has affordable housing for its employees. ITS has constructed a new flats for young lecturers. ITS works with numerous business partners to provide new flats for young lecturers.


The Research Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (Puslit ILB)

Affordable Employees Housing

ITS Builds Flats for Young Lecturers

Elements of Green Building Implementation as Reflected in All Construction and Renovation


Building a structure with an environmentally friendly design is one option for reaching the SDGs. One of the concepts of environmentally friendly structures is green building. Buildings with natural lighting, natural air circulation, heat load reduction in buildings, vertical gardens, water conservation, solar cell installation as a sustainable energy source in ITS buildings, and construction of buildings above ground to collect rainwater are examples of green building features included in the construction and renovation of buildings at ITS.

Energy-efficient Renovation and Building


The ITS Masterplan sets a significant standard for campus environment development. It offers a campus development vision that will last until 2045. The implementation of sustainable ideals in building development and renovation is essential to this approach. This approach aligns with broader goals of environmental responsibility and long-term sustainability for the institution. The ITS Masterplan represents a commitment to achieving SDGs.

Solar Panel Monitoring at Tower 2 Building


The construction of Tower 2 results from the collaboration between ITS and PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA). The ITS Tower 2 building is also equipped with a Building Automation System (BAS) and Solar Panels to save energy and maintenance costs. The construction of the ITS Tower 2 building was motivated by an increase in the number of ITS students from year to year.

The Global Kampong Building is Built on Brownfield Site


By constructing new buildings on brownfield sites, ITS tries to maximize land use. The Global Kampong building is one of several ITS buildings developed on brownfield areas. The Global Kampong building was constructed on land previously occupied by the Geophysical Engineering Department. The Geophysics Engineering Department building has now moved because it is separated from the CIVPLAN Faculty buildings. The Geophysics Engineering Department Building is located next to the Geomatics Engineering Department. The reuse of built-up land is carried out through the construction of new building, The Global Kampong building.


1,106,971,054,942 IDR

University Expenditure

206,065,926,477 IDR

Expenditure Spent on Supporting Arts and Heritage

Sustainable Development Goals > SDG 11