IFES is open for collaboration with various higher education institutions. To carry out our academic projects we are honored to work with the following organizations:

The Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA), inserted in the great university tradition of Europe, has its roots in the thirteenth century, when the collaboration between the Pope and the King arose an institution capable of combining knowledge about man, society, nature , history and God.
The current Pontifical University of Salamanca was erected in 1940 to restore the faculties of Theology and Canons, away from the Spanish university classrooms in 1852. Its current project, structure and organization crystallized in the 70s, becoming the University of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, fully assuming the spirit and message of the Second Vatican Council and inserting itself with a clear desire to participate in the new Spanish situation.
The life of the Catholic Church, Spanish culture and society, its integration projection in Europe and Latin America and the history of Salamanca itself are the frameworks and matrices that guide and sustain its work.
With collaboration of the Pontifical University of Salamanca we are currently offering three Postgraduate Courses:

  • Teología del Pueblo
  • Contributions to Postliberal Theology: A New Beginning
  • Wojtyła and Realistic Phenomenology

The Pontifical University of John Paul II is an academic institution located in Kraków, Poland, that offers graduate degrees in theology, philosophy, and church history. It derived from the theology faculty of Jagiellonian University established in 1397. Remaining under the supervision of the Vatican, the faculty received the honorific title of “Pontifical” in 1974 and was established as an Academy of Theology by Pope John Paul II in 1981 before becoming the Pontifical University of John Paul II in 2009.
We collaborate with this university organizing courses, conferences and academic events. In recent years we have co-organized the International Conference “Beyond Secular Faith”. Our collaboration also includes teacher exchanges and book publications.

The Center for Advanced Social Research (CISAV) is an interdisciplinary community of research and service to society. They try to unite love for the truth with love for those most in need in our society, and to unite research with service, aware of the limits of reason, and of the inexhaustible longing for Justice, Truth and Love that beats in the human heart, they are open to let themselves be illuminated by the light of faith in our own search.
Their community is sustained by friendship, dialogue, prayer and common work, as well as by rigor and professionalism in academic work. They dedicate themselves primarily to current issues and debates at this critical time of epochal change, and to the principles and values that illuminate new solutions.
Since its foundation, CISAV has been structured into four divisions: Social and Legal Sciences, Family and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Bioethics, within which we carry out three main activities, research, teaching and service.
We collaborate with this institution organizing courses, conferences and academic events.


Centre of Theology and Philosophy (University of Nottingham)
The Centre of Theology and Philosophy is a research-led institution organised at the interstices of theology and philosophy. It is founded on the conviction that these two disciplines cannot be adequately understood or further developed, save with reference to each other. This is true in historical terms, since we cannot comprehend our Western cultural legacy, unless we acknowledge the interaction of the Hebraic and Hellenic traditions. It is also true conceptually, since reasoning is not fully separable from faith and hope.

The Centre is concerned with:

  • The historical interaction between theology and philosophy
  • The current relation between the two disciplines
  • Attempts to overcome the Analytic/Continental divide in philosophy
  • The question of the status of ‘metaphysics’
  • The construction of a rich Catholic humanism.

Significant results so far include Radical Orthodoxy, a movement founded by Centre President, Professor John Milbank. This theological and philosophical school of thought has influenced numerous texts, articles and publications.