The educator was born on March 23, 1900, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He graduated at the Heidelberg University, where he obtained his doctorate degree in 1922, and specialized in Psychoanalysis, graduated either at the University of Munich and the Psychoanalytic Institute in Berlin.

After Hitler´s rise, Erich Fromm left Germany and emigrated to the United States, where he built a remarkable career as psychoanalyst, investigator, sociologist and teacher of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry. In 1938, he became naturalized American.

For Fromm, the personality of an individual was the result of cultural and biological factors. He integrated socioeconomic aspects into the explanation of the neuroses and established a relationship between Marxism and Psychoanalysis.

His work is a huge protest against the various forms of totalitarianism and social alienation. He died on March 18th, 1980, in Muralto, Switzerland.

Among his most famous works are "Fear and Freedom", "The Art of Loving", "The Spirit of Freedom", "The Crisis of Psychoanalysis", among others.

Erich Fromm

The Erich Fromm World University is registered in the United States and it’s characterized by Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Courses, respecting American laws.

It was created to raise education in the country and expands its work through partnerships, including Brazilian universities, as UniBahia and Einstein, which disseminate the educational concept of Erich Fromm in many states.

The objective of the university is to prepare citizens who use academic concepts to turn society stronger, fair and fraternal, fostering culture, research, sports, and of course the education.

The University

Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Courses

The Graduate Titles and Postgraduate Studies (Specializations, Master´s Degree, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate and others), awarded by the Erich Fromm World University, are valid only in the United States, following the American Legislation, so it hasn’t validation in Brazil

The university hasn’t responsibility for the recognition of these diplomas in Brazil. Our system follows the American educational context. In Brazil, therefore, the degrees are considered only free courses.


Doctor Honoris Causa

In order to allow various people, in their respective areas, recognition for their academic and professional achievements, the Erich Fromm World University grants Doctor Honoris Causa which give academic and professional recognition and credibility.

Our Courses



Each country has educational legislation with specific characteristics. In the United States, for example, the educational and legislative contexts are completely different from those in Brazil.

The acknowledgments and qualifications of Erich Fromm World University occur and are accepted exclusively in the United States, with proper registration. Therefore, we don’t promise to validate or recognize the courses in Brazil.


The dean of Erich Fromm World University is Prof. Dr. José Augusto Maciel Torres, Brazilian, native of Bahia, with a huge experience in martial arts, being 7th dan in Karate, 5th dan in Goshin Jitsu and 4th dan in Taekwondo.

With more than 35 years of career, he wrote more than 50 works related to martial arts and oriental therapies, such as colaborated with Brazilian magazines Combat Sport, Kiai, Fighter Magazine and Master.

He has doctorate degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and directs Faciip and Einstein Faculty (FACEI), specializing in extension and Graduate Courses in martial arts, personal defense and oriental therapies. In 2018, he was considered honorary consul of Sri Lanka in Bahia.


Mission And Values

To be reference in Higher Education related to martial arts and oriental therapies. Our values are ethic, social responsability, qualification, respect and integrity


Director’s Speech


The Graduate Titles and Postgraduate Studies Courses performed by Erich Fromm World University are considered free courses in Brazil. So, the American University hasn’t responsibility for the recognition of degrees in Brazil and has no association with the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and others institutions.