University description (as per official university website)
The Philosophy and Theology Sankt Georgen, Faculty of Theology, is a church in Frankfurt am Main and State-recognized scientific institution. It serves the research and teaching in the general area of theological science, including the lead up to her or for her significant philosophical, scientific and humanities disciplines.
Founded in 1926, is the institution in the tradition of education and responsibility of the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) and offers all Hochschulzugangsberechtigten a qualified academic training, the sound methodological training teaches one, and enabling evolving knowledge process orientation to be found in the fast, the pressing contemporary issues from a theological perspective self-reflecting and the subsequent occupation competently exercise. This value defines the university on a holistically designed studies.
The university is the German Province of the Jesuits, established in Munich and supported by the diocese of Limburg and the (arch) dioceses of Hamburg, Hildesheim and Osnabrück supported.
At the same time the university takes part through the presentation and publication of the professors in public conversation about the issues of present and future from the perspective of Catholic theology and social teaching. This set a tradition of their order Jesuits in context of today on the. Ever since the founding of the Society of Jesus by Ignatius of Loyola (1540) they arise in the service of the Church spiritual challenges of the time, committed to the the "ever greater glory of God" and the "ever greater service to the people" for.
The university combines the traditional with the modern sense Universitätsideal. From the origin means "university is not" all of the disciplines, but the community (universitas) of teachers and learners who are looking for the truth together. In this sense, the university, compared with other church and government departments, under different account favorable study conditions: the ratio of teachers to the students is very favorable, also inhabited by the vast majority of professors and part of students on campus, so that a frequent exchange is favored. The spatial proximity offers students the chance of a closer connection between intellectual, spiritual and human culture, as the lecturers an easy contact with the student body allows it.
The University of St. Georgen maintains on campus, not just the universitas of the faculty and students, but also partly to the Wilhelm von Humboldt founded by Universitätsideal the unity of research and teaching, which refer mainly to the theological sciences, and their border areas. Research focuses on the fields of exegesis of the Old and New Testaments, the Fathers, Church History, Byzantine and Medieval Studies of the theological and social teaching. The unity of teaching and research is reflected not only in the scientific journal "Theology and Philosophy," and in numerous publications, but also in the institutions of the universityin interdisciplinary dialogues, for example with the medicine or economics, and in symposia on current issues and present at scientific congresses, which are held regularly.
As a "Faculty of Theology," gives the university the following academic degrees:
Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
Diploma in Theology (Dipl. theol.)
Licentiate in Theology (Lic. theol.)
Doctorate in Theology (Dr. theol.)
Habilitation in Theology (Dr. theol. Habil.)
All degrees are also in the public area of the law, except for the baccalaureate in philosophy, in the ecclesiastical area of the law only applies.
The completed study at the university and exams - especially the final examination - are due to a decree of the Hessian Minister of Culture of 26 August 1980 (IVA 1.1 - 630/30 - 77) to the first state examination for teaching at the request recognized.
Since the establishment of European Community and the start of the Erasmus program, the university is working with related academic institutions in Innsbruck, London, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Lisbon and Salamanca as partners together. With institutions in the first five cities in the future cooperation in the framework of the Socrates Programme (new project of EU, in which a project is agreed ERASMUS).
Such agreements (institutional contracts) between the university and its foreign partners and the EU Commission have been completed.
In the summer semester 2010 to study at the Hochschule Sankt Georgen, a total of 443 men and women, of which 344 graduate degree or postgraduate degree (MSc and PhD) were in the.