1939 went to China, Shandong Province for mission work
1944 started his work at Fu Jen Catholic University in Peking
1960 played a key role in the refounding of Fu Jen University in Taiwan
1974 returned to Germany, did pastoral work for diplomatic circles
Father R. Arens was a member of the Society of the Divine Word, coming from Germany. He played a historical role in the refounding of Fu Jen University in Taiwan. Through his energetic management, the initial need of finance, especially for the College of Natural Sciences, was met by foreign Catholic agencies. He took care of the purchase of laboratory equipment and continuously extended the building program. He also recruited highly qualified professors. R. Arens was dean of the College of Natural Sciences for many years and participated in establishing the College of Foreign Languages, as far as construction work and fund-raising were concerned. In a spirit of Catholicity he totally dedicated himself to promote the ideal of education at Fu Jen.