To become a leading and outstanding university in the South East Asia in the fields of educational sciences, science, technology, sport, languages and arts by 2020 based on devotion to god almighty
- To conduct a good quality of education in several science aspects such as education, science, technology, sports, and arts based on devotion to God
- To conduct research activities and spread knowledge, research results and innovative learning at national and international level
- To organize public services as an effort to apply education sciences, science, technology, sports, and art for the nations progress
- To improve governance system of the University
- To improve collaboration of local, national, and international
- To expand and implement the policies to become one of the International standard Universities
- To create professional experts who upholds high moral standard and who are religious in aspects of education, science, technology, sports, and art based on devotion to God
- To generate the graduates who are competitive and adaptive toward the changes in global environment
- To create an intelligent student, trustworthy, healthy physically and spiritually
- To produce the scientific work and innovative learning model
- To spread out the sciences, research result, and learning model at the national and international level
- To increase the quantity and quality of education implementation, science, technology, sports and arts through public services.
- To help society in solving social problems by utilizing research results
- To realize a good governance of university (good university governance)
- To Implement a quality service according to customer requirements
- To Establish a cooperation at the local, national, and international
- To realize the superior university in Southeast Asia in 2020
- To Establish the academic culture that create a global perspective
"Learn from nature"
The motto means that the scholars of Padang State University are always responsive and proactive to the environment.