Telkom University is one of the biggest and most modern private universities in Indonesia. Fast growth of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) combined with the cultural diversity of Indonesia leads Telkom University to focus on ICT-based education and research in the field of engineering, business, and creative industry. Telkom University was launched on 14th August 2013, a merger of four higher education institutions belonging to PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, which is the biggest telecommunication corporate owned by Indonesia Government. The grand launching was held on 31st August 2013 by the Minister of Education and Culture – Professor Mohammad Nuh, the CEO of Telkom Group – Dr. Arief Yahya, and the Chairman of Telkom Foundation – Johni Girsang, M.Sc.
By the spirit of “Creating the Future”, within 4 years after establishment, Telkom University has turned up to be a world-class university consisting of 7 faculties (schools) and 31 programs (departments) for undergraduate and graduate studies as follows:
1. School of Electrical Engineering
2. School of Industrial Engineering
3. School of Computing
4. School of Economic Business
5. School of Communication and Business
6. School of Creative Industry
7. School of Applied Sciences
The student body was grown very rapidly from 17,000 to 30,000 including international students from 28 countries such as Timor Leste, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Jordania, Sudan, etc. Thus, international classes are also offered for students, where the content is delivered in English. The program provides international short term visit, exchange, or double degree with partner university including Wosoong University (Korea), Kumoh Institute of Technology (Korea), Kumamoto University (Japan), Saxion University (the Netherlands), UUM Malaysia, UTHM Malaysia etc. Wide areas of research are covered by 32 research groups, and 120 laboratories. Available Research Centers at Telkom University include
• ICT Business and Public Policy
• Digital Business Ecosystem
• Advanced Wireless Technology
• Center for Internet of Things
An Innovation Center, namely Bandung Techno Park (BTP) actively involves developing and mentoring start up company, business incubation, and providing technology solution in ICT areas. Since December 2016, Telkom University has been accredited “A”, meaning an outstanding institution, assessed by BAN PT (the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education Indonesia). This outstanding accreditation was granted to 48 universities only, among 4500 higher education institutions in Indonesia. Beside recognized as the best institution, recently, recently, almost 70% of all programs offered by the university have achieved the highest grade of accreditation by BAN PT.
In addition, Telkom University received 5 stars from QS Star in 2017, in categories of teaching, employability, innovation, and inclusiveness. Other International accreditation boards such as IABEE and ABEST 21 (Japan) also recognized some departments, while ASIC (Accreditation Services of International Colleges – UK) is assessing 6 programs in the three faculties.
1990 – establishment of STT Telkom Bandung, then changed to Institute of Technology Telkom, in 2008
1990 – establishment of MBA Bandung, then changed to Institute of Management Telkom, in 2008
2007 – establishment of Polytechnic Telkom Bandung
2010 – managing STISI Telkom
2013 – merging of four institutions to form Telkom University