Action of Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences(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.