Assalamu’alaikum, wr,wb. (May peace and God’s blessings be upon you all)

Formally declared as a state university in March 9th 2001 under Presidential Decree No. 32 of 2001, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University (popularly known as Untirta) has been renowned for being a fast growing state university in Indonesia with a mission to be an Excellent University in research, education and technology development.

The academic atmosphere in the university has been manifested in activities like scientific reasoning, development of talents, hobbies, interest in student activities undertaken by the academic community that includes learning both in the classroom and outside the classroom, structured assignments, independent studies, discussion forums, seminars, symposia, and community service. In addition, studies on attitudes and personality development of scientific and religious personality have been a driving force in realizing the academic environment at the University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. These conditions manifested, maintained and enhanced by persuasive, dynamic and sustainable, thereby building atmosphere really conducive to realizing the vision, mission and objectives of the Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa university.

To face the challenges ahead, Untirta  develops servant leadership as introduced by Greenleaf (1970). For Untirta which is currently going through the stages of transformation, such pattern and style of leadership aim to listen to the inner voice, build a community that respects differences, and give an example, building integrity, take the initiative, and oriented to the future. Those are all the characteristics of serving leadership (servant leadership) that need to be applied in the process of transformation in Untirta.

Finally, I would like to remind the academic community that the progress of Untirta is in our own hands, from us, by us and for us. If we all come together, build commitment and togetherness in developing Untirta that we love, then there is no high mountain we can not climb, no ocean in which we can not dive into the vast ocean and nothing that we can not cross. Let us make Untirta as  our house, as a place where we work together and to pursue carreer achievement that is based on the motto: work hard and smart based on sincerity of worship to the principle of “achievement, commitment, togetherness and responsibility and based on the philosophy: provide the best service , trustworthy and professional.

Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.,Pd

Rector, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University