Information Techonolgy is a part of historical growing of Universitas Brawijaya as the one of leading universities in Indonesia. Diverse activities and efforts have been made by Universitas Brawijaya for research purposes, Management Information System development, and computer networking infrastructure. All of these activities, directly or indirectly, are closely linked to the development of Information technology in Universitas Brawijaya today. The development of Internet Technology in the world spurs Universitas Brawijaya for active participation to develop Information Techonology.

The roles of Faculties and Departments, who is independently developed computer networking and internet connection, enrich the efforts of IT development in UB. Not to forget the role of UB academic society whether it is invidually or group also contribute an important role in historical development of IT in UB.

The various activities and efforts were left unreported and undocumented. The only one of UB official document found  to be related to IT development concept dated 1992. And so it became the first point of IT development in UB.

Some faculties or majors had built local access network development for cooperation or research purpose in each part. It was reported in 1994, Mathemathics and Natural Science Faculty had developed internet connection  for research cooperation need.

Internet connection of Puskom with modem by interlocal dial up access to ISP Indonet in Surabaya was built. The lack of ISP in Malang was quite difficult for Internet access development in UB

In 1988, Puskom UB cooperated with JalinNet team from Electrical Engineering Faculty in the development of computer networking system along with its services. Collaboration with JalinNet team was a start of whole computer networking system by implementating new techonologies. The first standard of operating system of all server in UB used Linux RedHat.

The launch of the 2nd generation UB official site cooperated with PUSKOM, BAPSI, and JalinNet

In the early 2001, UPPTI(Assessment and Development of Information Technology Unit) was founded, which was responsible for accelerating the developments and services of internet and networking access in UB, on February 6, 2002. After the establishment of UPPTI, Mathematic and Natural Science Faculty joined university network.

UPPTI started to build special email system for students service (students.brawijaya.ac.id), which was changed to (http://student-mail.brawijaya.ac.id) by adding webmail feature (On August 22), with 7000 user capacities. Followed by the development of SIAKAD 4th generation, UPPTI started to follow up the development of SIAKAD prototype that was made in 1999. On this year, UPPTI also launched 4th generation UB site, with more complete  information services, like; e-book, netmon, discussion forums, webmail, Balung, and released SCS program(Student Computer Services) which is a computer facility for student to access Internet and computer rental for UB students.

In 2007 , Unit of Information and Communication Technology was formed based on UB TIK blueprint. This unit is a collaboration between Puskom and UPPTI(which then became PPTI).

In 2010, PPTI started to assess Radius system for internet access service management in UB. Every user who want to access Internet network had to have Radius account and then logged in.

In 2010, UB used two ISPs for Internet Connection, Astinet 30 Mbps and Indosat 10 Mbps. Astinet 30 Mbps was used for UB internal and Indosat 10 Mbps was used for UB server zone. Besides, UB used STM 1 155 Mbps links to backbone inherent network to ITS, UGM, UI, and UNEJ, and 7 Mbps links for backbone inherent to Universities in Malang.

Now, UB network condition can always be monitored by accessing http://netmon.ub.ac.id

To access Internet service in UB, user can also use a cable that has been installed in the building or WiFi access, which can be obtained in nearly all areas in UB. .

This year, PPTI successfully developed new e-mail system for staffs, lecturers, and students UB with mail@ub.ac.id, where the username and password is also the one used to log in Radius service/Internet Access UB.

Moreover, PPTI also developed online scholarship selection system, where the applicants register and their datas will be proceeded online.

Starting from 2010. All registration of new students, whether it’s for vocational (D1/D3), S1, S2, or S3 is done online using SIAKAD which has been developed by PPTI. This online system can facilitate students in registration and submitting the data.

Also on this year, UB opened campusses branch in Jakarta and Kediri, the data collection is also done online.