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Welcome to the IEE

Due to the cyber attack on the university it is necessary for security reasons that each account (RUB LoginID) and each combined service (Kombidienst) gets a new password. This means that all users have to set a new password. To counteract the risk of decryption of passwords there is only a short time left for this task. Please change your password immediately! All accounts, whose passwords are not changed after May 13th, 2020, will be blocked on June 3rd, 2020. Instructions and detailed information for students and members of the teaching and administration staff are available on the IT-Services homepage.

All IEE Alumni who still use their rub-email-account need to change the password of this account too!


In order to make an effective contribution to slowing down the ongoing corona pandemic, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and all its facilities have been closed from Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Since then, the situation is carefully monitored and regulations are adjusted in line with the decrees issued by the federal, state and city governments. Updated information about currently applied regulations for staff, students, and visitors is available from RUB's central website. The IEE and its staff members can be contacted via e-mail as usual!


Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.


  • 13-03-2020

    RUB Management visited SA-GER CDR

    2020 03 RUB visited CDR homeAccompanied by DAAD’s Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland, RUB’s Rector Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich and Chancellor Dr. Christina Reinhardt visited the DAAD-funded South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) as part of an information visit of management members of German universities.

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  • 21-02-2020

    MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

    2020 02 MADM Graduation sOn Friday, 21st of February, 13 candidates from the Bochum group of the MA in Development Management programme received their graduation certificates after having successfully defended their Master thesis during the week.

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How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

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Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Elkhan R. Sadik-Zada & Mattia Ferrari: Environmental Policy Stringency, Technical Progress and Pollution Haven Hypothesis. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3880. (available online).

Raffael Beier: Resettlement and Persisting Informality in Casablanca. In: TRIALOG 135, 27-33. (available online)

TRIALOG 135 "Housing and Urban Redevelopment in the Maghreb", edited by Raffael Beier, Gerhard Kienast, Yassine Moustandiji and Sonja Nebel (available online)

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Field Research

UK Mong Marma is on field research in Bangladesh from October to early March 2020.

Biswaranjan Tripura is on field research in Tripura State / India until April 2020.