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  • Diaconia network and staff exchange

    UEM promotes and facilitates this exchange through educational offers, project funding and, above all, personnel and technical exchange.

International Study Programme, Bochum

Die VEM unterstützt den internationalen Studierendenaustausch zwischen den Kooperationshochschulen der Diakonie in Afrika, Asien und Deutschland. So nehmen jährlich VEM-Stipendiat*innen an dem International Study Programme der Evangelischen Hochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe in Bochum teil. Mehr Informationen auf der Webseite der Hochschule in Bochum!

International personnel exchange within the area of Diakonia

Organizations, companies and churches all over the world find different contextual answers to diaconal tasks. The offers of health care, the educational possibilities for social professions or also financing concepts of the Diakonie differ within the UEM members in part considerably. This is precisely why the different experiences can enrich the view of one's own context and shed new light on questions such as the relationship between deaconry and the church or provide innovative impulses for one's own work by getting to know one another. The International Diaconia of the UEM promotes the exchange of lecturers at universities, sends experts for training and advice and makes new impulses possible through visiting programmes.

International Network Alumni Network (ICDM)

The Master's programme in Diakonie Management has created an international network of graduates, some of whom now hold leading positions in shaping the diaconal mission of their churches, are active in teaching or have completed a further course of study or doctorate. Every year, about half of the over 50 alumni from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Rwanda, Cameroon and Germany meet. In 2022, the annual meeting sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will take place near Manila, Philippines. In 2023 they will meet in Ghana. The network serves the collegial counselling, the continuous exchange of local development and challenges, the support of the diaconal work of UEM and the continuous further education. The UEM supports the network in an advisory and administrative capacity as well as in the organisation of the annual alumni meetings.

Onwards together. 10 years International Master of Arts Diaconic Management (IMADM)


photo: UEM
Reverend Godwin Ampony
Head of International Diaconia
Rudolfstr. 137
42285 Wuppertal
+49 0202 89004-526
Photo: Studio Monhof/UEM
Rhoda Lynn Gregorio
Coordinator International Diaconia
Rudolfstr. 137
42285 Wuppertal
+49-0202 89004-525


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