Purpose Statement
Christian Higher Education in Asia
The International Teachers College at the Universitas Pelita Harapan (ITC @ UPH) is a Christ-centered higher education program, emphasizing the liberal arts, and exists to provide post-secondary (tertiary) educational services to Christian students in Asia.
Christian Liberal Arts Education from the Reformed Perspective
ITC @ UPH is committed to the Bible as the Word of God, and accepts as its most adequate and comprehensive interpretation the summary contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
The focus of our educational perspective is based on Colossians 1:18 - "In All Things...Christ Preeminent." Acknowledging Christ preeminent as the creator of all things, as the redeemer of people fallen into sin, as the touchstone of all truth, and as the sovereign ruler over all areas of life, ITC @ UPH strives to discern and to unfold the implications of His preeminence in all things. In attempting to make such a biblically-grounded frame of reference explicit and operative, we are committed to excellence in academic inquiry, and define all structures and programs according to this understanding of our purpose.
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