The emerging Association 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 are introducing 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, and working in a voluntary capacity alongside support from Anja Lijcklama à Nijeholt (see the Network page) and others. 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 with the encouragement of a worker in the British IFES movement. Martin is also an active member of the FEUER Academic Speakers' Network.