Being a superior university in Southeast Asia in the fields of education, science, technology, sports, and art in 2020 by devotion to God Almighty.
- Holding a quality education in the field of education, science, technology, sports, and art based on devotion to God Almighty.
- Conducting research and disseminating knowledge, research results, as well as an innovative learning model at the national and international levels.
- Carrying out community service activities as an effort to apply science education, science, technology, sports, and art for the nation's progress.
- Improving governance of the university.
- Improve cooperation of local, national, and international.
Develop and implement policies for the foundation towards international university.
- Produce professionals who are moral and religious education, science, technology, sports and the arts
- Produce graduates who are competitive and adaptive to changes in the global environment.
- Creating an intelligent student, polite, healthy physically, and spiritually.
- Produce the scientific work and innovative learning model.
- Tersebarluaskannya science, research, and learning model at the national and international levels.
- Increasing the quantity and quality of implementation of science education, science, technology, sports, and the arts through community service.
- Terbantunya community in solving social problems by exploiting research results.
- The realization of good governance (good university governance).
- Implementation of quality service according to customer requirements.
- Establishment of cooperation at the local, national, and international.
- The realization of superior universities in Southeast Asia in 2020.
- Establishment of an academic culture that global perspectivel.
"Nature Takambang So Master"
The motto means that academicians Padang State University is always responsive and proactive to the environment.