A brief history of Satya Wacana Christian University

Satya Wacana was initially established as a Tertiary Institute for the training of Christian teachers (Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru Kristen Indonesia, or PTPG-KI) in 1956.

At its establishment, the following 9 churches were involved as Founding churches:

  • Gereja Kristen Jawa
  • Gereja Kristen Jawi Timur
  • Gereja Injili
  • Gereja Kristen Indonesia Jawa Tengah
  • Gereja Kristen Pasundan
  • Gereja Kristen Sumba
  • Gereja Kalimantan Evangelis
  • Gereja Toraja
  • Gereja Gereeformeerd

The following link provides some of the background events surrounding the establishment of PTPGKI - Satria Anandita.

Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana logo
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana logo
Bapak O. Notohamidjojo S.H.
PTPGKI's founder: Bapak O. Notohamidjojo S.H. (Doctor Honoris Causa, Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam)

Establishment of PTPGKI (forerunner of UKSW)

This letter (dated October 1955) written by S.M.A.Pasariboe and Basoeki Probowinoto (co-founder of Satya Wacana with Dr. O.Notohamidjojo) to the Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions described the idea of establishing PTPGKI - a Teacher Training Institute for Christian teachers.

A letter describing the idea for founding a Teacher Training Institute