Dr. Ir. Ciputra
Will you consider Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) as a Great Inventor or a Great Entrepreneur? He patented almost 1.100 patents and also started Edison Electric Company at the age of 32 (1879). It was the embryo of General Electric, the 9th largest company of the world with over 315,000 employees, revenue of US$ 131.7 billion and a profit of US$ 14.1 billion.
The combination of his technical genius and entrepreneurial spirit has impacted the quality of live of the human-kind significantly. Indeed, he has made our world a better place to live.
Thomas Alva Edison was not just a great inventor, but he was also a great entrepreneur. We need more people like Edison for our country, those who can build up the enterprises using their specific technical talent.
It is my vision and it is the vision of Universitas Ciputra to found the best University with the entrepreneurial spirit lighted in every soul and every corner of the University.
We believe that the present world and the future world need all the entrepreneurs who have a burning entrepreneurial spirit, excellent characters and who will be able to be global players. Surely it needs all the hard work to educate and to prepare them and we are committed to do so. May God bless our plan.