Academic year 2020/21 opened
05. Oct. 2020
Today the Rector Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer opened the academic year 2020/21 at the Friedensau Adventist University. In his speech he switched from German to English. Not least because more than two-thirds of the students from non-German-speaking countries begin their studies in Friedensau. The rector said among other things: "We are a campus university where our teachers, staff and students form a trusting, tolerant, multicultural and cooperative community. We want to promote all members of this community holistically. Equality between men and women is a basic principle, as is respect for other religions, world views and cultures. As a family-friendly university, we want to facilitate the compatibility of studies, career and family by providing appropriate framework conditions. The generous structure of the campus with its embedding in nature also contributes to this."
The new students take the courses B.A. Theology and Social Work as well as M.A. Theology (German and English speaking), Counseling (marriage, family and life counseling), Music Therapy and International Social Sciences (English speaking) as well as the course German as a Foreign Language. The B.A. Theology course has been redesigned and is now more practice-oriented from the very beginning. In addition, the B.A. Social Work + Community Pedagogy course was designed with the special needs of community work in mind.
The participants of the course One Year for Jesus (1Y4J) were also welcomed. They are currently spending part of their special "Voluntary Social Year" in Friedensau and will learn about theory and practice of youth work in the churches. A warm welcome to all!