International Affairs

In addition to its regional roots, the Institute of Protestant Theology and Religious Education and its course of studies have a wide range of international networking and orientation:

  • Cooperations for studies abroad
  • Projects and research cooperations
  • Conferences and workshops

Studies Abroad


The Institute
of Protestant Theology and Religious Education supports students´ desire to study abroad.

There are exchange programs with the following universities:

For questions and advice about studies abroad please address Prof. Dr. Ulrike Link-Wieczorek.

General information about scholarships, admission requirements etc.you can find in the International Student Office.

General information about studies abroad you can find at the German Academic Exchange Service  / DAAD.

Religious education in Poland and Germany

Cooperation of the Catholic Theologian Faculty of Torun University (Poland) and the Institute of Protestant Theologiy and Religious Education of Oldenburg University.

This cooperation sees itself as part of the cooperation project between the two universities. It's been implemented through two conferences

Joint projects between the two institutions are taken into consideration in two-year intervals. For the summer term 2010 an ecumenical project in connection with a joint visit of the Ecumenical Church Congress in Munich is planned.

The University of Torun can also be selected for a semester abroad. Although the faculty offers a few English courses, it is recommended to acquire Polish language skills well in advance, e.g. offered in professional study courses by the Oldenburg language centre​​.

Conferences and workshops

Religious Education in Poland and Germany

Cooperation of the Catholic Theologian Faculty of Torun University (Poland) and the Institute of Protestant Theologiy and Religious Education of Oldenburg University.

For this subproject of the cooperation two meetings have so far been implemented of the two universities, which were held by Polish and German theological high school teachers. In Torun in October 2006it was on the teaching of religion in Poland and Germany. In Oldenburg in May 2007, on the question of the theological implications of the realignment of the relationship of the churches to Judaism since 1945. The conference proceedings are or will be published in two languages​​:

  • Verkannte Dimensionen der Bildung. Polnisch-deutsches religionspädagogisches Kolloquium, hg. Von Jercy Bagrowicz, Jaroslaw Michalski und Jürgen Heumann, Torun 2008.
  • Gemeinsame Tradition — ein Mythos? Das Verhältnis von Juden und Christen als Herausforderung für die Theologie, hg. von Ulrike Link-Wieczorek und Jan Perszon, Oldenburg 2012 (in Druckvorbereitung).