Meeting together locally across Europe, students are supporting one another in our shared calling as young academics.
What is it?
The Association of Christian Postgraduate Groups allows self-led groups for Christian postgraduate students in Europe to gain the profile and support which results from deliberately associating together around a shared mission and common values.
We introduced the Association in response to requests over recent years from independent local groups who have sought such a shared platform, and have seen IFES as its natural home.
The Association is co-ordinated by Martin Herdegen, who is an associate professor of financial mathematics. He has experience of ministry across three European countries. As an undergraduate he studied in Munich in his native Germany. As a doctoral student in Zurich he helped to found a local postgraduate group in conjunction with the German-speaking Swiss IFES movement. On moving to his current role at the University of Warwick, he started a postgrad and staff fellowship.
Association mentors include Tom Rizzo, a Professor of Chemistry at EPFL, Switzerland, and others who work alongside Martin in support and encouragement of group leaders, and they are all supported administratively by Jon Savage.
Durham Postgraduate Christian Fellowship
True Foundation, Nottingham
Loughborough Christian Postgraduate Group
Good News for the University - University of Birmingham
Christian Postgraduate and Staff Network, Warwick
Cambridge Christian Graduate Society
Cambridge Christian Educationalist Network
Christian Postgraduate Group London
Christian Academics Cologne
Christian Academics Group, Lausanne
Graduate Christian Fellowship Zürich
Christian Academics Munich