History of UPH

Founded in 1994 by Pelita Harapan Education Foundation (YPPH), Pelita Harapan University is committed in the field of education, a virtuous industry, in Indonesia. This commitment is reflected in professional management, high-quality faculty and curriculum, as well as scholarships for outstanding students and those in need for financial assistance. On the way to the true excellence in the field of education, the vision and mission of Universitas Pelita Harapan serves as a basic guide in the development of total transformational education relentlessly. Based on Christian principles, Pelita Harapan University aspires to provide education through the best global practice, professional management, global strategic partnerships, and a human-oriented approach. Through three distinctive curriculums that Pelita Harapan University has; leadership skills, ability to learn and communicate, as well as character and attitudes, UPH already has a strong reputation of a combination of knowledge, faith, and character.

Founder of UPH Dr. (HC) Johannes Oentoro, Ph.D. 
Founder of UPH, Dr. (HC) James T. Riady
UPH Tower

In 1996, as the number of students increased, the construction of building B was started to increase the lecture and laboratory space. While UPH (A tower) was only meant for administrative offices and libraries.



 Building B
In 1998, UPH built sports facilities, Menza foodcourt, and parking lots. And in 2000, a total of 5 floors of building B was completed. In 2000, UPH built three additional buildings. The first building is dedicated to the Faculty of Medicine [FK] located next to Siloam Hospital, and has been used for lectures and administrative tasks. The second building constructed is D building, which is used for marketing administration activities, lectures, and practical laboratory for Tourism School (STPPH) and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP). In addition to these facilities, building D also has a concert hall used by Students of the Faculty of Art (FS). Thus, the last building built is a sports center. In 2005, UPH built Building E for the office and lecture activities of Faculty of Economics (FE) which currently has changed to Business School.
 Building D
 In 2006, UPH built Building C which is used for MYC residence (dormitory occupies two floors, and MYC Youth Center occupies 1 floor), food court (2500 seats accommodation), 3-storey library, Grand Chapel (2000 seats accommodation) swimming pools, an Information Technology (IT) center, and a soccer field.
Soccer Field
Swimming Pool
Basketball Court 

In 2007, UPH was in the finishing stage of Building B 6th floor, and Building C consists of Grand Chapel which can accommodate about 2000 people, modern library of 'Johanes Oentoro Library', MYC, dormitory, student room and Food Junction. In 2008, UPH was in the process of completing a 7-storey dormitory building that can accommodate about 900 students, 12 floors for Business School building, and Books & Beyond Bookstore, which can be found in Building A. UPH has successfully obtained ISO 9001-2000 certification since March 2008.

Building F