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Welcome to the IEE

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

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News

  • 28-04-2017

    New Call for scholarship applications at the SA-GER CDR open until 31st July 2017

    The Call for Applications for Master and PhD Scholarships (see Scholarships) is now open until 31st July 2017.

    All applicants have to fill in an online application form.
    Any applications sent via email or as a hard copy are not eligible!!! Please go to the "How to apply" section of the respective programme you are interested in in order to get access to the online application form, or click here in order to get to the "How to apply page" directly:

    - for the Master in Development Studies
    - for the Master In Public Administration
    - for the PhD in Development Studies or Public Policy

  • 27-03-2017

    Call for applications - International Alumni Conference

    The South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at UWC/Cape Town (South Africa) together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) is happy to host the international conference

    "Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub Sahara Africa"
    taking place 26 November – 01 December 2017 in Cape Town/South Africa

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  • 24-03-2017

    Conference on "Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights"

    2017-03 TheGlobalGoalsIn cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), the Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) will be holding a conference on "Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights" from June 06-07, 2017.

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  • 14-03-2017

    Alumni Conference "Innovation in Development Thinking and Practice"​

    IEE's partner, the MA in "International and Development Economics" (MIDE) programme at HTW Berlin, is hosting this year's alumni conference titled "Innovation in Development Thinking and Practice" (Berlin, June 21 - 23, 2017).

    During the conference, formal presentations will be combined with hands-on workshops, where participants will be working together on formulating a common position on a range of development issues. For details, please find the call for applications and the programme draft here.

    If you are interested in participation please submit your application until March 26, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Please send the following documents:
    1) Completed Application Form (available for download here)
    2) Presentation outline or abstract (pdf-version)

    Please note that MIDE is not able to provide financial support for transport and accommodation, yet participation is for free.

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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

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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Latest Publications

Annika Engelbert: Public Procurement Law in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Means to Curb Corruption?

Raffael Beier: Tunis und Casablanca - Stadtentwicklungspolitiken zwischen "Worlding" und Sozialverträglichkeit.

Ruth Knoblich: Die globale Regulierung geistiger Eigentumsrechte. Interessen, Strategien und Einfluss Brasiliens, Chinas und Indiens.

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

April 13 - May 06:
Nicole Dittrich
at UWC in Cape Town/South Africa, for teaching and supervising within the MADM programme

April 23 - June 17:
Jasmin Fritzsche
at ODID, University of Oxford/UK, for a Visiting Study Fellowship

April 27 - 29:
Christina Seeger and Dr. Tobias Thürer, with Melanie Chrobok and Henrike Roth
in Göttingen for the GlobalFood Symposium 2017

April 28:
Robin Pass
at Georg August University in Göttingen for an AGEP meeting

May 04 - 15:
Johannes Norpoth
at UWC in Cape Town/South Africa, for teaching and supervising within the MADM programme

May 10 - 22:
Raffael Beier
at UWC in Cape Town/South Africa, for teaching and supervising within the MADM programme

IEE on Field Research

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period from Jan. 2017 until Dec. 2017 for her PhD at the University of Cape Town/South Africa as an EUSA-ID Scholar.

In April and May 2017, Anne Siebert and Britta Holzberg are at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague/The Netherlands for a research stay.