About CSID

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Welcome to CSID

Infrastructure development is vital in providing the necessary conditions to foster growth and economic development in Indonesia. Infrastructure covers various sectors that represent a large share of an economy and become a critical index of economic vitality. Both components of infrastructure, physical and social infrastructures, are required to provide the necessary services for public interests. Reliable public utilities (e.g. power, telecommunication, water and gas supply, and other utilities), public works (e.g. roads, dams and canals, tunnels) and public transport (urban transports, railways, ports and waterways, and airports) are basic elements of a productive economy. Therefore, provision and maintenance of adequate infrastructure is essential for achieving rapid and sustainable economic growth. The adequacy of infrastructure helps to determine Indonesia’s key success factors in increasing productivity, expanding trade and industry, coping with population growth, reducing poverty, improving environmental sustainability and living standards of the society. The trends in infrastructure spending and the availability of infrastructure have improved significantly in Indonesia over recent years.

Responding to the need for infrastructure development in Indonesia, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (CSID) was established at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. Having established a solid reputation and recognition of its members, CSID research focuses on infrastructure design and planning, financial and business management and innovative use of technologies, coupled with emerging best practice approaches applied to infrastructure development. By having well-planned infrastructure research, we believe that potential breakthroughs will make infrastructure project development more efficient and effective, and therefore, more beneficial for both public and private sectors.


Indonesia is a vast archipelago country with large and dynamic economic activities reflected by an average economic growth reaching 6% per annum. Infrastructure development plays an important role to stimulate the nation’s economic growth; during the last few years, the infrastructure industry has significantly contributed to the GDP of Indonesia. Furthermore, in order to achieve acceleration of economic development, the Government of Indonesia, through the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN), is targeting a gradual increase of economic growth towards two digits in the future years.

Responding to the needs of infrastructure development in Indonesia, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (CSID) was established at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. The center was initiated by scholars and professionals who were focusing on Indonesian infrastructure development in the Integrated Design and Technology (IDTech) Research Group. Since 2008, the research group has continuously received research grants from the Ministry of Education and the Universitas Indonesia. Additional funding sources include, but are not limited to, the Ministry of Transportation, House of Representatives, and AusAid. In the middle of 2014, the CSID was established to be the leading infrastructure research organization in Indonesia.


The center is an entrepreneurial environment in which researchers, skilled professionals and potential stakeholders from both academia and business can work side-by-side, ensuring that infrastructure in Indonesia can be successfully developed and accelerated to achieve the targeted national economic growth


To be international center of excellence in sustainable infrastructure development


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Executive Board

Dr. Bambang Susantono

Dr. Bambang Susantono

Chairman of Executive Board

Dr. Mohammed Ali Berawi

Dr. Mohammed Ali Berawi

Executive Board Member