In 2013, Universitas Teknologi Sumbawa was founded with a mission to catalyse social and economic development in Eastern region of Indonesia through providing quality higher education. Situated in the foothill of Olat Maras —which means Hill of Happiness in local Sumbawa language—, this young university hosts hundreds of faculty members and researchers as well as thousands of students from all over Indonesia. They are young eagles who are ready to soar the sky to reach their dreams and with the sharpness of the skills and knowledge they are equipped with they are prepared to target their goals. This mix creates a multi-cultural interaction in this small and peaceful village outside the town of Sumbawa Besar in the Island of Sumbawa.
Serving the higher education needs of Indonesian, the university committed to being a comfortable home for the students and staff to grow to their fullest potential through learning, research, innovation, and community service. Today, we are home for rigorous research and innovation aimed at improving the human and environment condition, especially the one in our home region. It is home for students from 13 study programs in the area of STEM, Humanity and Art, and Economics. Given the high concentration of development in java and Bali Island, this university is a catalyst in widening quality education in the country. We believe that creating the comfortable environment at our university will make staffs and students feel at home and eventually grow to their fullest potentials.
Being such young institution, the university has recorded some prominent achievement at home and overseas. In 2014, Sumbawagen, the university’s student’s synthetic biology research team won the Chairman’s Award of International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, a worldwide synthetic biology competition held in Boston, USA.