Since 2011, the UEM has been offering the master's programme together with the Institute for Diaconal Science and Diaconal Management at Bielefeld University and international cooperation partners. Accredited with 120 CP, the English-language programme imparts professional competence for teaching and management tasks in the diaconal field of work. The interdisciplinary structure of theology and economics, the close connection of practice and theory in changing intercultural contexts enables academically demanding as well as practice-oriented competencies: Management, business administration, personnel management and business ethics, as well as the theological foundations of diaconia and diaconia history are taught in five modules. The modules take place at the universities of the cooperation partners in Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Tanzania and the Philippines - both in presence as well as online.
The following study blocks are planned:
Section 1 – Institute for Diaconic Management (IDWM), University of Bielefeld, Germany: September/October 2023
Section 2 – DIGITAL: January/February 2024
Section 3 – Tumaini College Dar es Salaam (TUDARCO), Tanzania: May/June 2024
Section 4 – DIGITAL: September/October 2024
Section 5 – Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia: January/February 2025
Section 6 – Institute for Diaconic Science and Diaconic Management (IDWM), University of Bielefeld, Germany: August/September 2025
Application documents for the Course VI can be downloaded from the right-hand column.
Institut für Diakoniewissenschaft und DiakonieManagemnt (IDM),
Silliman University (Philippinen)
Theological University of Stellenbosch (Südafrika)
The UEM supports the international exchange of students between the cooperating universities of the Diaconia in Africa, Asia and Germany. Every year, the UEM scholarship holders take part in the International Study Programme of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe in Bochum.
At the annual virtual International Study Days of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, we are a cooperation partner and promote the teaching exchange between the 16 universities in the world that are now linked by the UEM.
The course is developed jointly and participatively by experts and universities in Africa, Asia and Europe. An accreditation of the programme on all three continents is aimed for. Curricula, modules, structures and concepts of bleded e-learning are developed in cooperation with universities in Africa, Asia and Europe through international conferences, study trips and international symposia. The BA Diakonia programme will offer a strong combination of practice and theory as well as a high internationality of students, study locations, lecturers and content.
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