Cooperation with ADRA Europe

25. May. 2022

Friedensau Adventist University (FAU) and ADRA Europe, a charitable aid organisation for development cooperation based in Brussels (Belgium), have expressed their mutual interest in further and closer cooperation - and have now put it in writing.
João Martins, Director of ADRA Europe, and Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer, Rector of the ThHF, signed a memorandum in Friedensau on 23 May 2022, in which the forms and contents for a continuation and expansion of the cooperation are specified in more detail.
ADRA is a globally active organisation that provides development cooperation and humanitarian aid and is affiliated with the Free Church of Seventh-day Adventists. ADRA and its regional branches, such as ADRA Deutschland e.V., support people in need, for example in flood areas such as the Ahr valley (North Rhine-Westphalia), or as the supra-regional aid centres do in African, European or Asian refugee camps, to name but a few. ADRA Deutschland e.V. is a partner in networks such as the alliance "Aktion Deutschland hilft".
What is the connection between ADRA Europe and Friedensau Adventist University? How can one imagine cooperation between the two institutions? To this end, it should be noted that the ThHF offers English-language Master's degree programmes that prepare students for work in development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Currently, more than 100 students from about 25 different countries are enrolled in these study programmes. The agreed cooperation between ADRA Europe and the university is a consolidation of a collaboration that has been growing for many years. Central points are practical teaching projects and internships for students, but also the evaluation and further training offers of the Institute for Evaluation (FIFE), which was founded two years ago.
The International Social Sciences programme is also open to German applicants; the language of instruction is English. The application deadline is 31 May or 31 August. Further information:
At the Friedensau Adventist University, a state-recognised university run by the Church of Seventh-day Adventist, eight B.A. and M.A. degree courses can be taken - some part-time or part-time - in the fields of Christian social work and theology. In preparation for studying in Germany, it is possible to acquire German language skills at the A1, B1 or C1 levels in a beginners' and advanced course. Around 40 nations are represented among the students and teachers. Prospective students are invited to sign up for taster days and get to know life in the lecture hall and on campus.

An online info event is planned for the Bachelor's programme in Social Work on 17 August 2022, 5 p.m., which will be offered as a part-time programme for the first time from autumn. Registration for this on the website:

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Photograph (ThHF | Maike Haase): João Martins, Director of ADRA Europe (left), and Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer, Rector of the FAU (right)