The PTI wishes to set theology into the valuable service of the society, in particular church communities, within a multicultural and multiconfessional society. This mission has to be carried out in an open irenic fashion while implementing high academic standards. The PTI intends to create a strong theological dialogue with other academic settings that are faithful to the Christian message, revelation and tradition (see also Mission Statement).

In achieving this goal the University aims to establish a higher educational institute that is in line with the highest European standards. This is partly established through creating and maintaining a vast network of institutional contacts. The Erasmus+ program contributes significantly to expanding and maintaining this network of academic cooperation (see further Policy Statement).