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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.


  • 13-04-2018

    7th PhD Conference on International Development - Call for Abstracts

    The IEE’s PhD students are organising the 7th PhD Conference on International Development, which is to take place 8-9 November 2018 in Bochum. This travelling event  is part of IEE's cooperation with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, both UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam, NL, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), as well as the Institute of Political Science (IfP), both University Duisburg-Essen.

    Attendance is not limited to PhD students of the partner institutes. PhD candidates at all stages of their PhD project are welcome to attend the conference and present their work.

    The Call for Abstracts is now open (PDF download).

  • 10-04-2018

    IEE Ph.D. Candidate presented Her Paper at 3rd NEEDS 2018

    PellowskaDarina Pellowska, Ph.D. candidate at the IEE, participated at the 3rd NEEDS Conference (Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies) in Amsterdam, March 21-23. She participated in the Panel "Aidnography - The Everyday Practices of Humanitarian Assistance" and presented her paper "Towards Conceptualizing Humanitarian Aid Diversion – A Social Network Approach".

  • 03-03-2016

    Graduation of 17 MADM Students in Bochum

    2018 03 GraduationMADM smallOn 23th of February 2018, we celebrated the graduation of our Master students who completed their studies in the MA in Development Management programme in Bochum.

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  • 26-02-2018

    Congratulations, Dr. Rosenberger!

    2018 02 PhD Rosenberger smAfter successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Friday, 9th February 2018, Sascha Rosenberger from Paraguay has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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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

Ruth Knoblich and Dr. Tobias Schonwetter: Rising Middle-IP Powers dissolving the North/South polarization in the international IP system (blog article on the IP Unit's blog-website)

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada: A Note on Revenue Distribution Patterns and Rent-Seeking Incentive, in: International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Volume 8, No. 2, pp. 196-204.

Raffael Beier: Social Movements as Drivers of Urban Policy: The Case of the Arab Uprisings in North Africa. In: Schoch, Aline and Reto Bürgin (eds.), Urbane Widerstände – Urban Resistance. Peter Lang: Bern, pp. 63-78.

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

April 26 - May 01:
Johannes Norpoth
at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, for the workshop "5 Years After Rana Plaza: Consequences for Labor Standards", presenting "Practices of legality in transnational labour regulation: The case of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety"

IEE on Field Research

Raffael Beier has a research stay at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague/The Netherlands from mid-March to mid-May 2018.

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January 2017 to April 2018.