On March 24, the international study programme of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe (EvH) was officially opened. Among the eleven participants from six countries are four students from UEM member churches: Rwanda, Indonesia, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
"Social Work and Health Professions in the Context of Culture and Diversity" - is the title of the study programme. For four months, students will gain insights into social and health-related issues in an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach. The study programme is an offer of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe and the University of Applied Sciences for Health in Bochum. "This combination of academic qualification and international as well as contextual learning fits perfectly into the core profile of the UEM's International Diakonia work area," said Rhoda Lynn Gregorio, the UEM's responsible programme coordinator, at the opening on Thursday.
Since 2019, the UEM has supported the international studies programme and funded the participation of students from universities in the UEM member churches. In 2020, the programme had to be cancelled due to a pandemic; in 2021, it became hybrid, and this year, attendance is again possible. However, Corona continues to make entry and visa issuance difficult, so not all students were able to attend the programme's kickoff. In addition, students from Russia are missing this year due to the war of aggression on Ukraine.
On April 26, participants of this year's study programme will be guests at the Mission House in Wuppertal, Germany, in order to promote networking also within the diverse fields of work of the UEM.
Further information: www.evh-bochum.de/programme-2022.html
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