Best Practices in the Internationalization of Higher Education at Petra Christian University

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Petra Christian University (PCU) is located in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. In its 57 years of age, PCU has been chosen as the Best Private University in Indonesia for the last three consecutive years from 2015-2017, by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Currently, PCU has approximately 8700 students with about 320 full-time lecturers and professors.

With the vision to be a Caring and Global University with commitment to Christian values, and by providing holistic education, PCU graduates are expected to possess cultural excellence, alongside with academic, emotional, moral and spiritual excellences. In this regard, students should have opportunities to learn and to be engaged with other foreign cultures in order to prepare their roles in global era. With this in mind, PCU strives to place internationalization as one of its priorities. A number of initiatives and systems have been laid-down to foster the pace of internationalization at PCU.