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

  • 04-01-2023

    ADAPTED vacancy

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    Within the European Joint Doctorate "ADAPTED" - Eradicating Poverty - Pathways towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, short term visiting researcher positions of a duration between 4-12 months are offered. Being part of the ADAPTED work package 1 (Validating pathways to poverty reduction), interested Early Stage Researchers will have the opportunity to work at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in areas related to “Universal health coverage in West Africa”. Application deadline is 31 January 2023. For more information, please consult the full call for applications.

  • 21-12-2022

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023!

    We will restart working from home on 2 January and we will be back in our offices on 9 January 2023.

  • 20-12-2022

    Congratulations Dr. Ali Zaidi

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Monday, 19 December 2022 Muhammad Ali Zaidi has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
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  • 20-12-2022

    ADAPTED Annual Meeting

    After a successful and very insightful first Annual Meeting in Bochum at the beginning of the year, the second meeting bringing together the entire ADAPTED consortium took place at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam from 28 November to 2 December in The Hague, Netherlands.

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  • 07-12-2022

    Congratulations Dr. Wright!

    2022 12 Wright neuAfter successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Tuesday 6 December 2022 Will Wright has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
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  • 13-10-2022

    Congratulations Dr. Holzberg!

    2022 10 11 HolzbergAfter successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Tuesday 11 October 2022, Britta Holzberg has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) under the joint PhD agreement between the IEE and the International Institute of Social Studies.


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  • 07-09-2022

    Welcome to the 2022 intake of the MA in Development Management

    MADM 2022 group welcomeOn 5 September 2022, the new Bochum group of MA in Development Management students started their studies. For the formal opening and the opening of the 2022 summer school the students of the MADM at UWC also arrived at the IEE.

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  • 25-05-2022

    Congratulations, Dr. Agbaam!

    2022 05 Agbaam sAfter successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Tuesday 24 May 2022, Callistus Akachabwon Agbaam from Ghana has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 29-04-2022

    Former MADM Student Installed as President of MaK PhD Fellows

    AhabweFormer IEE student Gerald Ahabwe, MADM Alumnus of 2009, was installed as President of the Phd Fellows at Makerere University (Pf@Mak) last week. This group was established to "bring together PhD fellows to actively provide each other with mutual academic support, producing timely high quality research through networking, peer reviewing, sharing funding opportunities and timely study completion." Please find more information here.

    Congratulations for achieving this responsible position, and best wishes for your work for the PhD community at Makerere University!

  • 21-02-2022

    MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

    2022 02 MADM Graduation sOn Friday, 18th of February, 22 candidates 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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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

Sadik-Zada, E.: Pathways to the hydrogen mobility futures in German public transportation: A scenario analysis.
In: Renewable Energy,
March 2023
available online

Chakma, B.: Encountering the state: situated strategies and perspectives of Tanchangya villagers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.
In: Contemporary South Asia, 24.01.2023 
available online

Chakma, B., Gerharz, E.: Samaj as a Form of Self-Organisation among Village Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, 14.12.2022 
available online

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

Nov 28.11. - 04.12.2022:
Britta Niklas
Bordeaux / Wine Economics and Buisness Symposium

Nov 28.11. - 02.12.2022:
Gabriele Bäcker, Wilhelm Löwenstein, Akua MartinsonSimon Rahn, Muhammad Saleh, Natalia Zakharchenko
Den Haag / ADAPTED Annual Meeting

Nov 18.11.2022:
Leonie Grunau
Bonn / AGEP-Network Meeting

Sep 14.09. - 16.09.2022:
Leonie Grunau, Simon Rahn
Berlin / MADM Summer School

Aug 24.08. - 28.08.2022:
Britta Niklas
Tbilisi / State University Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists

Aug 22.08. - 02.09.2022:
Christof Hartmann, Simon Rahn
South Africa / MADM lecture

Feb 24.02.2022:
Elkhan Sadik-Zada
Turkey / Marmara University (online)