FH Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg

Welcome to the website of the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (FIT)!

The FIT is a University of Applied Sciences 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 Göttingen 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 intercultural encounters: students from all over the world live and learn together and share with one another their diverse theological approaches and cultural experiences.

 Be inspired by this diversity!


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The two Bachelor degree courses "Intercultural Theology, Migration und Global Cooperation" (ITMGC) and "Intercultural Theology und Global Diaconial" (ITGD) commence at the start of the winter semester.

The winter semester 2017/2018 starts on the 01.10.2017, lectures begin on the 16.10.2017.

All new students begin their studies with an orientation week from the 09.10.2017 until the 13.10.2017.

Application deadline:

The application deadline for the winter semester 2017/2018 is the 15.09.2017.

Students from NON-EU-countries requiring a visa, must submit their applications to the FIT as soon as possible, but no later than the 15.06.2017, because it can take several months for a visa to be issued.

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Gabriele Beckmann


On the 01.07.2017 Prof. Dr. Gabriele Beckmann held her inaugural lecture to an audience of colleagues, students and guests of FIT on the subject "Religious organizations and development - Development organizations and religon. The dynamics of a fuzzy field for cooperation and research".

On behalf of all colleagues and staff members Principal Prof. Frieder Ludwig congratulated Prof. Beckmann on her inspiring speech and expressed his joy and gratitude to have her in the FIT-Team.

In a moving service immediately prior to the inaugural lecture Prof. Beckmann was consecrated to the task of lecturer at FIT by Pastor Michael Thiel, Director of Evangelical-Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony (ELM).

Solemn Graduation of BA Programmes ITMG and MID


On September 10th, 2016 the first Graduates of the BA Programmes "Intercultural Theology, Migration and Congregational Leadership" as well as "Mission Studies and International Diaconia" received their Bachelor Degrees in a solemn ceremony. 16 students have successfully completed their studies this past semester at FIT. Our sincere congratulations and best wishes for the future to all Graduates!

Farewell to MA 6 ICT

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On June 15th, 2016 members of University Staff from Göttingen and Hermannsburg, representatives of Student Council Evangelical Theology Göttingen as well as many guests from near and far came together to say Farewell to the 6th Group of the MA Programme Intercultural Theology.

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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