The Franciscan International Academic Federation

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

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 Church.