In 2006, I got a mandate from Mr. Ciputra, our founder, to establish a higher education institute in Surabaya called Universitas Ciputra. 15 years later, I have carried out this mission. Universitas Ciputra in Surabaya is now in 55th place as the best university in Indonesia and among the top 8 universities in East Java (2020). Universitas Ciputra has also obtained an A accreditation and has become a reference for entrepreneurship learning in Indonesia and several countries.
We also see our alumni who have done very well as entrepreneurs and reliable managers. Now, I will return with a second chance to build a higher education institute in Makassar called UC Makassar. I hope we can bring all the experiences and networks constructed so far to form the best university in Eastern Indonesia, both in management and entrepreneurship.