FH Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg


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The FIT is a University of Applied Scinces specializing in the fields of intercultural theology, diaconia and ecumenical cooperation in a global context. At the moment  three fulltime degree courses are on offer: BA Intercultural Theology, Migration and Congregational Leadership (titled as of the winter semester 2017/2018: Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation), BA Mission Studies and International Diaconia (titled as of the winter semester 2017/2018: Intercultural Theology and Global Diaconia) and in cooperation with the University of Göttignen MA Intercultural Theology.

Students acquire in praxis-oriented teaching and research the essential intercultural, theological and social diaconal qualifications to deal with the everchanging challenges being faced in the wake of globalization.

The FIT is an exceptional institution for the international encounters: Students from all over the world live and learn together and share with one another their diverse theological approaches and cultural expereinces.

Be inspired by this diversity!

Apply now! Closing date for applications is October 2nd, 2018

Interested in studying at the FIT? Then send us your application now!

Our University of Applied Sciences attracts students from all over the world: Currently 93 students from 41 countries are studying at the FIT. Both lectures and campus life are enriched by this cultural and religious diversity. During lectures and every day life on campus, our international students share which each other their diverse theological approaches and cultural experiences. At FIT they become "global players" with intercultural skills.

The two Bachelor degree courses ""Intercuktural Theology, Migration and global Cooperation"  (ITMGC) and "Intercultural Theolgogy and global Diaconia" (ITGD) commence at the start of the winter semester.

The winter semester 2018/2019 starts on the 01.10.2018, lectures begin on the 15.10.2018.

All new students begin their studies with an orientation week from the 08.10 until 12.10.2018.

Application deadline:

The application deadline for the winter semester 2018/2019 is the 02.10.2018.

Farewell party for MA 8 ICT

Group picture MA 8 and MA 9 with lecturers and coordinators of University Göttingen and FIT (photo: Kam Suan Mung)

On July, 6th 2018 the farewell party for the 8th group of the Master programme Intercultural Theology (ICT) took place in Göttingen. As representatives of the two responsible Universities lecturer and coordinator of University of Göttingen and FIT participated in the celebration, as well as relatives of the MA 8 students and students of the study group MA 9.

Students of Studycourse MA 8 with lecturers and coordinators (Photo: Kam Suan Mung)

The FIT congratulates all MA 8 students. We hope that they will take the achieved strength to the places they live and work at.

International, research-active and well-connected: The FIT secures accreditation certificate

The FIT has successfully gained institutional accreditation from the German Federal Advisory Council on Science and Academic Affairs.

The council, after conferring in July in Bremen, confirmed that the FIT has fulfilled all constitutional requirements for a university level institution after five years of teaching. The accreditation certificate, with certain conditions and recommendations, was granted for 5 years, thus fulfilling the necessary requirements for a further state recognition by the County of Lower Saxony. The council emphasised that the FIT and its objective to bring the tradition of critical Protestant work and Lutheran theologies into dialogue with pentecostal and charismatic movements, is unique to the whole of Germany. The council positively reviewed the international composition of the student body and the close personal contact between the lecturers and the students. The council also acknowledged the equally important role academic research work plays at FIT and the fact that FIT is both nationally and internationally well connected.

In May 2017 the newly conceptualized degree programmes „Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation“ and „ Intercultural Theology and Global Diaconia“ , both on offer at FIT as of the winter semester 2017/2018, were already accredited for a further 7 years by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency.

Conference "Churches of Reformation in Social and Political Responsibility for the One World" was successful


In October 2017 the world celebrates the 500th Jubilee of the Reformation. On this Reformation Anniversary the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (FIT) hosted an international and interdisciplinary conference on the subject "The Churches of Reformation in their Social and Political Responsibility for the One World".

More than 50 experts from 5 continents came to Hermannsburg in June 2016 to reflect upon the role of the churches in social development processes in the international debate and to discuss the "world-wide impact of the reformation movement", which started in the 16th century in Europe. A particular focus of the conference were case studies to 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Northern America and Europe.

The conference was set by a public panel discussion on "Reformation and Responsibilty for the World". Paticipants of this panel discussion were  Landesbischof Ralf Meister (Ev.-luth. Landeskirche Hannovers), Prof. Dr. Claudia Warning (EWDE), Prof. Dr. Elisio Macamo (University Basel), Prof. Dr. Amélé Adamavi-Aho Ekué (Ecumenical Institute Bossey) und Dr. Cornelia Johnsdorf. The discussion was led by  Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Richebächer (FIT).

The conference was sponsored by the "Federal Government Commissioner for Cultur and the Media", the Hanns-Lilje-Foundation (Hanover) and the Churches of  Hanover, Brunswick and Schaumburg -Lippe.


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