50 years MWI

Since 50 years the MWI accompanied, together with his partners, younger Churches in Africa and Asia on their way into the future. We support their leaders during their education and we share the vision of a common future.


Prof. Dr. Harald Suermann, Direktor des MWI
Your congratulations

I am always very excited when I get the chance to gain more knowledge and experience new things.

Thi Thuy Linh Nguyen, Vietnam

Thi Thuy Linh Nguyen | Vietnam

In Vietnam, there is an increasing interest in religions. However, only a few people are well enough educated in this field to lecture on religions at universities.

What is needed in Vietnam are trained specialists with a profound knowledge on religions as this topic has been neglected for decades under the socialist government.

Mrs. Thi Thuy Linh Nguyen has already gained a Master’s degree in the fields of Theology and Jurisprudence at the University of Seattle in the USA. Currently, she is writing her doctoral thesis in the field of Theology on a protestant community belonging to the tribe of the H’Mong. After completing her doctorate, she will teach at the Center of Contemporary Religious Studies of the University of Social Science and Humanities in Hanoi.

About her

  • 2016: Master’s degree at the University of Seattle on the topic “Vietnam’s Religious Policy since 1990”
  • 2013: Master’s degree in the field of Philosophy at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi

Annual scholarship amount: 12.000 EUR

After completing her doctoral studies, she will return to the CeRCS (Center of Contemporary Religious Studies) in Hanoi where she will continue her scientific work and at the same time further develop the interreligious dialogue and support the religious communities.