About Us

The Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA) is an organisation of seminaries and other tertiary institutes of theology. It currently networks 88 member institutions and schools in 12 countries. It also acts as an accreditation agency for theological education in the South East Asian region.

ATESEA publishes the Asia Journal of Theology, provides accreditation services, operates the ATESEA Theological Union, formerly the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology, and promotes faculty development, theological renewal and contextualization in the light of the “Guidelines for Doing Theologies in Asia”, while coordinating regional planning in theological education.

ATESEA is also a full member of the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI) by which the association is networked with other regional associations and accreditation agencies for theological education worldwide like the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (BTESSC) in India.