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2017 Intake of the PhD IDS Now Complete

The IEE is happy to welcome three additional new full members of the PhD IDS programme: Uk Mong Marma (left) and Bablu Chakma
(right) from Bangladesh and Zena Raquel Mouawad from Brasil.

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The 2017/18 intake is now complete with 7 PhD candidates from 6 countries. We wish all new PhD candidates much success for their doctoral studies and research projects! Read more about their PhD projects here.

Final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

From 18-21 March the final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa.

All South African and European partners of the consortium took part in the meeting in order to discuss the results and the sustainability of the programme, challenges during the implementation phase and best practice examples. Several scholarship holders of the programme were invited to talk about their experiences at their respective host institutions. Alumni work and networking were as well part of the agenda and the selection committee selected some final staff grantees.

2018 04 EUSA IDAlltogether it was a successful meeting with promising ideas for future collaborations.

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).

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".

Congratulations, Dr. Rosenberger!

After 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.).

2018 02 PhD RosenbergerProf. Dr. Heike Mónika Greschke, Sascha Rosenberger, Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz

His thesis with the title "Grounded in Paraguay: An Appropriation Theory of ICTs and Education for Development" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz and Prof. Dr. Heike Mónika Greschke.

From November 26 to December 01 the International Alumni-Conference „Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub-Sahara Africa” took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

The Conference was the first joint Alumni Conference of all DAAD African Excellence Centres in Sub Sahara Africa (the Ghanian-German Centre for Development Studies at the University of Ghana, the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics at Namibia University of Science and Technology, the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice at UWC, the Congolese-German Centre for Microfinance at the Congo Protestant University, Kinshasa, the East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research at the Moi-University, Kenya, and the Kenyan Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management at Taita Taveta University College in Voi, Kenya), organized by the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum), Germany.

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IEE Researchers at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

Dr. Tobias Thürer, Christina Seeger (PhD candidate), Anne Siebert (PhD candidate), and Carla Swertz attended the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa, which took place 3-6 December 2017. Anne Siebert presented on Food sovereignty and urban agriculture initiatives in South Africa, Christina Seeger gave an oral presentation on Consumers‘ willingness to pay for certified safe vegetables in Ghana, and Carla Swertz on Cost of illness among urban farm households in Ghana.

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New Members for the MADM Alumni Family

Finally, it is done! We are happy to welcome new graduates to the alumni network of the IEE. 7 candidates from the Cape Town group of the MA in Development Management (MADM) programme obtained their Master degree. They received their graduation certificates at the 2nd of December after they had successfully defended their master thesis on interesting topics like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), HIV prevention programmes, and microfinance (just to name some of them).

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Welcome to the 11th Intake of the PhD IDS!

With an informal opening reception on 20 November, the IEE welcomed the new intake of the PhD programme in International Development Studies (PhD IDS). The interdisciplinary, structured PhD programme was first launched in 2007. 

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This year, the IEE is happy to welcome four new full members of the PhD IDS programme: Ulemj Dovchin from Mongolia, Om Ki from Myanmar, Will Wright from the USA, and Katharina Girndt from Germany.

We wish all new PhD candidates much success for their doctoral studies and research projects!

A Career with the EU? Find out how!

2017 11 BenitaRoseSince September 2017, Ruhr-University Bochum has a new EU Careers Student Ambassador!

Benita Rose studies Development Management (M.A.) at the IEE, and is now for one year the local contact person for RUB-students of all disciplines, who are interested in a traineeship or career path with the European Union. Her tasks as EU Careers Student Ambassador include informing students about the application process to get into the EU (the so-called “Concours”), and to inform students of different study areas about possibilities and professional fields within the EU institutions.

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