Franciscan International Academic Federation

The Study Centre is a founding member of the Franciscan International Academic Federation (FIAF) which was established with this aim:

The Franciscan International Academic Federation (FIAF) is a federation of Franciscan Centres of tertiary education teaching from within the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition with the aim of collaborating in the following areas:

1.  Furthering the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (FIT) through teaching, research, and specialised formation
2.  Formation of lecturers and researchers
3.  Student exchange
4.  Faculty exchange
5.  Promotion of joint academic conferences
6.  Fundraising and advertising to promote the FIT”

(Statutes of the Federation)

As a founding member of the Federation the Study Centre has worked to increase collaboration between Franciscans working in the academic field so as to ensure that the unique Franciscan   approach to theology and spirituality continues to be available to the wider the church.

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