“To provide to Society and Churches with well trained personnel who are inquisitive, solution oriented, committed and equipped with intellectual tools that enable them to meeting specific needs of societies that are moving to a global, modern and pluralistic world.”
“To be a reference university, fostering knowledge development and research that is relevant for the society and inspired by Christian ethics and values.”
Principles And Values
Action of PIASS is based on principles and values. As a Christian institution, it is oriented towards:Liberation:as the Gospel of Christ liberates from all human alienations here and now, bearing witness to it cannot go without running social dialogue with the society and serving the poor.
Relevance: higher education plays a key role in construction and development of a just, equitable, and stable society through the training of committed, responsible, and professionally competent citizens.
Unity in Diversity: open and respectful exchange of ideas along with evidence based documentation is essential to higher education contribution to a pluralistic society.
Effectiveness and efficiency: finding out the optimal and cost-effective way to reach objectives, in changing environment and limitation of resources and keeps on being result and solution-oriented.
Quality: Training, research, and services to the community must be competitive both nationally and internationally.
Innovation: Teaching and learning processes are considering changing needs of churches and society and therefore programs are continually assessed and improved accordingly in a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship at all levels.
Responsibility: Teachers, students and administrative staff, to achieve their job, are expected to take decision, take upon their choices, delegate and report openly.
Solidarity: promoting a gender balanced culture and stressing on the needs of disadvantaged groups
Collaboration: Fostering team spirit and looking for win-winpartnerships with other institutions of higher learning.
Transparency: managing resources of the institution in a rigorous and transparent manner.
Good Governance: fairness, equity without discrimination, clear delegation and decentralization are adopted at all levels of the institution.