Welcoming Remarks


By the grace of God, I am delighted to welcome you to UPH and to present to you the UPH Festival XXV 2018, with the theme "Set Apart". The theme has been inspired by biblical passages such as Romans 12:2 : “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Through UPH Festival we encourage all students to think, reflect, and respond to glorify God. God has given talents to every student; I urge every student to find your strongest talent and develop it during your study at UPH, so that you will be best equipped to serve as a professional and/or a leader in the years to come. UPH Festival is intended to usher you as a new student to a holistic academic life at UPH. I pray to you will avail yourself to be transformed, empowered through UPH holistic education.

This year is a historic year. We are in the process of making 4 universities to become one UPH (UPH Medan, UPH Surabaya, UPH Lippo Village, and STPPH). We praise God that through His blessings we will be consolidated, aiming at making One UPH, a global campus with international quality.

Let me underline the UPH vision: true knowledge, faith in Christ, and Godly character, and pray that during your study at UPH, you will also own and internalize the vision, so that you will be ready to be sent out to transform lives and to glorify God.

Finally, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all the speakers, parents, faculty members, and committee members for their support, contributions, and hard work for the success of UPH Festival XXV 2018.



To God be the glory!
Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc.