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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.

  • 07-02-2024

    Congratulations Dr. Fiza Lee Malhotra

    After successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Tuesday, 6th February 2024, Fiza Lee Malhotra has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

    Feeza Lee

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  • 16-01-2024

    Call for Applications - PhD IDS intake 2024

    The Call for applications for the PhD IDS intake 2024 is open until 31st March 2024.

    Eligible applicants can additionally apply for a DAAD GSSP scholarship.

    More information can be found in the “How to apply” section of the PhD IDS.

  • 30-01-2024

    Call for Applications – Alumni Conference 2024: Structural Policy Changes in the Global North and Their Impacts on the Global South – Implications for Development Research and Practice

    The conference will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 17-21 June 2024 and is hosted by the MIDE programme at HTW Berlin, in cooperation with the MADM and the SEPT programme at the University of Leipzig.
    Deadline for applications: 20 February 2024.
    Please find more information in the call for applications.
    It would be great to see many of you there!

  • 16-01-2024

    Strengthening the cooperation between RUB and VfL Bochum

    Presentations and Discussion on important (life) skills of coaches in sport took place with the MADM student Selina Weber, the head coach of “VfL Bochum”, Thomas Letsch, and Sebastian Fritz of the organisation “KICKFAIR e.V.”

    On the 8th of November 2023, Britta Niklas (IEE) invited Selina Weber, a current MADM student; Thomas Letsch, the head coach of VfL Bochum; and Sebastian Fritz, a representative of the organisation KICKFAIR e.V., to speak at an event about the importance of life skills of coaches in sports.

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    Panel of speakers (from left to right): Thomas Letsch, Selina Weber, Sebastian Fritz, Britta Niklas
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  • 14-12-2023

    Congratulations Dr. Sidy Ouattara

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Thursday, 14th December 2023, Sidy Ouattara has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 29-11-2023

    1st UNITAR Conference at the UN in Bonn

    Our PhD IDS Student Emmanuel Monyei was a panelist at the 1st International United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Conference which held at the United Nations, Bonn on the 23rd and 24th, November 2023.

    1st Unitar Conference Emmanuel Monyei

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  • 19-09-2023

    Congratulations Dr. Bablu Chakma

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Friday, 15th September 2023, Bablu Chakma has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 08-05-2023

    MADM summer school in Cape Town now on Instagram

    IMG 20230128 WA0004 As part of the MADM programme, our students had the opportunity to study one month at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. RUB International Office supported the MADM students financially with a PROMOS grant. The students could enjoy a summer school with different networking opportunities and activities including the two modules “Actors in Development Cooperation” and “How to conduct a field survey”. You can find further information and photos on internationaloffice_rub Instagram and soon in the next IEE Newsletter.

  • 26-10-2023

    Successful Alumni Conference

    From 17 to 20 October, the IEE hosted the international alumni conference on ‘Development Cooperation in Times of Multiple Crisis’, which was funded by the DAAD. The event provided a great networking space for almost 70 alumni, students, researchers, and resource persons. In diverse formats, participants discussed aspects of a changing development landscape and possible responses as well as practice-related experiences.

    Five development-related MA programmes collaborated for the event, i.e., the MADM (RUB), the MA in International and Development Economics (HTW Berlin), the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Programme (U. Leipzig), the MA in Development and Governance and the MA in International Relations and Development Policy (both U. Duisburg-Essen).

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  • 20-04-2023

    MADM students as authors and editors at D+C/E+Z

    DC EZ minWe would like to raise attention to the new articles of our MADM students and alumni in the magazine Development + Cooperation / Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit.
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  • 23-03-2023

    Alumni Conference 2023: Call for applications

    We are happy to announce the DAAD funded 2023 alumni conference, titled "Development Cooperation in Times of Multiple Crises", taking place 16-20 October 2023 at Ruhr University Bochum.

    The conference is hosted by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) in Bochum (Germany) and organised in collaboration with its partner programmes from HTW Berlin, University of Leipzig, and University of Duisburg-Essen. Alumni of the MA programme in Development Management (MADM; IEE), the MA programme in International and Development Economics (MIDE; HTW Berlin), the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Programme (SEPT; University of Leipzig), the MA programme in Development and Governance (Institute of Political Science (IfP); University of Duisburg-Essen), and the MA programme in International Relations and Development Policy (Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); University of Duisburg-Essen) are highly welcomed to submit proposals for participating at the conference.

    For more details, please refer to the call for applications, the preliminary programme, and the application form. In case of further questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are looking forward to receiving your applications until 21st May 2023.

  • 05-04-2023

    Congratulations Dr. Biswaranjan Tripura

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, 5th April 2023, Biswaranjan Tripura has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

    Biswaranjan Tripura

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  • 04-04-2023

    Congratulations Dr. Hari Purna Tripura

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Tuesday, 4th April 2023, Hari Purna Tripura has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

    Hari

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  • 13-02-2023

    28 successful internship placements in the field of Development Cooperation for our MADM students

    IEE staff is proud to announce that we have successfully managed to place all 28 MADM students into an interesting and individually relevant internship.

    While the Cape Town students have already completed their internships from October to December 2022, the Master 
    students in Development Mangement from the 2022-24 Bochum intake started their internships in February 2023. Until end of April, the MADM students are now gaining first-hand experience about project work and insights into the working culture of a German organization working in the field of Development Cooperation. They are also able to broaden their network for future professional activities.

    Our students' internship organizations include the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ), Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), GOPA consultants, joyn coop strategy consultants for sustainable development, Malteser International, World Vision Germany, and many more. We are looking forward to learning about the students' experience upon their return to Bochum.

  • 17-02-2023

    Congratulations Dr. Adil

    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Thursday, 9 February 2023 Abdullah Adil has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.). (read more)

     
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  • 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.

  • 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

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

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Latest Publications

Sadik-Zada, E.R., Gatto, A., Weißnicht, Y. (2024). Back to the Future: Revisiting the Perspectives on nuclear fusion and juxtaposition to existing energy sources. Energy, Volume 290, 129150. 
available online

Britta Niklas, The effect of South African wine certifications on price premiums and marginal costs: A two-stage hedonic approach, Economic Modelling Volume 132, March 2024
available online

Evelyn Yohana Tique Calderón, Determinantes de crédito agropecuario entre productores de leche en Colombia, Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 2023
available online

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

Nov 13.11. - 14.11.2023
Simon Rahn
Development Dialogue Konferenz (DD19), International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, NL

May 28.5. - 31.5.2023
Britta Niklas
Greece, Crete, 2nd annual conference of the European Association of Wine Economists (EUAWE)

Apr 16.4. - 22.4.2023
Irene Among
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Apr 3.4. - 7.4.2023
Irene Among
UK, Studies Conference

Mar 18.3. - 4.4.2023:
Britta Niklas
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Feb 11.02. - 27.02.2023:
Wilhelm Löwenstein
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Jan 07.01. -25.01.2023:
Elkhan Sadik-Zada
South Africa, Cape Town, UWC, Lecture