Landshut University of Applied Sciences will continue to be prominently represented in the most important academic association of social work in Germany. As a result, the 19th General Assembly of the German Association of Social Work (DGSA) confirmed Prof Dr Barbara Thiessen in her office as chair of the academic association (together with Prof Dr Michaela Köttig from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences). Prof Dr Stefan Borrmann was re-elected as keeper-of-the-minutes. This means that Landshut University of Applied Sciences is now represented twice on the DGSA board, which raises the Faculty of Social Work's profile nationwide:
"We are very honoured that the members of the DSGA have re-elected us to the board," emphasise Thiessen and Borrmann," and we look forward to continuing the professional association's work in the next two years as members of the board."
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the DGSA's general meeting was held online. The voter turnout was higher than ever before. 32.27% of those eligible to vote cast their votes online between 29 June and 13 July and re-elected all members of the eight-member board.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit is the scientific professional association of social work and represents about 900 members. Founded in 1989, it is dedicated to the promotion of social work as a discipline and profession. The DGSA also sees its remit as actively contributing to socio-political debates with its expert contributions and promoting international collaboration.
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