Institute for Development Cooperation
Within the framework of the academic programme of the Friedensau Adventist University, the research remit of the institute, founded in 1994, is based on the ethical and scientific responsibility to devise alternative strategies and methods to improve the living conditions of underprivileged segments of the population in developing countries, to put these strategies and methods into practice, and to critically evaluate them. Research is carried out solely for scientific and charitable purposes. In essence, it is aimed at developing the ability of development agencies to help themselves. The research is put into practice in interdisciplinary project work for comprehensive development, combining the areas of healthcare, food production and utilization, education, increasing incomes, etc., to develop disadvantaged population groups in such a way as to give them greater independence.
The institute works with various partner organizations and institutes in developing countries. Joint development projects can be carried out in the framework of collaborations between partner organizations and the institute.
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