International Cooperation

International Cooperation

Research at ETF always takes place in a broad international context. Individual and joint research projects strive for optimal use of expertise at home and abroad. ETF has a growing number of agreements within the framework of interuniversity cooperation with foreign educational and research institutions, such as:

Chongshin University Zuid-Korea Chongshin University (Seoul, South Korea)
FTH Giessen Freie Theologische Hochschule Giessen (Germany)
Noordwes Universiteit Zuid-Afrika North-West University (Potchefstroom, South-Africa)
TU Kampen Nederland Theological University in Kampen (Netherlands)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Nederland VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Yale University VS Yale University (New Haven, United States)

International cooperation in the area of research recently took shape in the following ways:

  • In 2014, together with the Theological University of the Reformed Churches in Kampen, ETF established a Centre of Excellence in Reformed and Evangelical Theology in order to stimulate joint junior and senior research. In particular, CERET stimulates joint doctorates.
  • In 2013, Dr. Heiko Wenzel from the Freie Theologische Hochschule in Giessen was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the ETF in the area of Old Testament studies.
  • In 2012, together with the Theological University of Apeldoorn and the Theological University Kampen, ETF established an international agreement of collaboration with the Research Group on Classic Reformed Theology, under the chairmanship of the late Prof. Dr. Willem van Asselt (ETF). Since June 2014, Prof. Dr. Andreas Beck (ETF) has been the chair of this international research group.
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  • ETF is a partner of Refo500 and RefoRC, the international platforms that provides expertise, knowledge, ideas, activities and products to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
  • In 2011, in cooperation with VU University Amsterdam, ETF established the Jonathan Edwards Center Benelux, affiliated to the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. It is part of an international network with centers in Germany, Poland, South Africa and Brazil, among others.
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