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About GBFE

The Gesellschaft für Bildung und Forschung in Europa (GBFE) is a European network
of ten (theological) institutions in Denmark, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.

GBFE promotes international studies and research plans in various disciplines on the Master and Doctoral levels.

Executive Board

The board of the organisation is elected by the members of GBFE e.V. for a period of four years and is the managing board of the GBFE-council. Each institute that is a full member of GBFE is represented in the GBFE-council by one (and always the same) person who has one vote.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stenschke
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stenschke
Bergneustadt, Germany
Chairman of GBFE
Prof. Dr. Tobias Faix
Prof. Dr. Tobias Faix
Marburg, Germany
Board Member
Prof. Dr. Volker Kessler, D.Th. (ZA)
Prof. Dr. Volker Kessler, D.Th. (ZA)
Gummersbach, Germany
Dean of GBFE
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ott
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ott
Bienenberg, Schwitzerland
Board member
Prof. Dr. Johannes Reimer
Prof. Dr. Johannes Reimer
Bergneustadt, Germany
Board member
Dr. Debora Sommer
Dr. Debora Sommer
Strengelbach, Switzerland
Board member
Marian Winter
Marian Winter
Berlin, Germany/Hazyview, South Africa
Liaison Officer GBFE and Unisa

UNISA

GBFE has been officially cooperating with UNISA (University of South Africa) since 2000. UNISA is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the oldest standing distance education university in the world. Founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, it is now located in Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa. In 1946 it became the first public university to teach exclusively by distance education. It provides education to all races, colors and creeds. At present (2019) 360,000 students are registered at Unisa. Fifty percent of UNISA students study part-time.
The degrees that are attained through UNISA are recognized by most of the countries in the world. For example, see the agreement between Germany and South Africa.

Academic Links Agreement

The cooperation between UNISA and GBFE began within the theological disciplines. Since 2000 it has since expanded with other disciplines like development studies and psychology. The UNISA degrees, which ale facilitated by GBFE, are listed under „Degrees“.

Homepage UNISA Degrees/Study via GBFE
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GBFE Colleges

GBFE Colleges

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