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News Archive - MADM News


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

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We would like to raise attention to the new articles of our MADM students and alumni in the magazine Development + Cooperation / Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit.

D+C/E+Z magazine is a forum for international debate and is keen on contributions from around the world. In particular, authors from developing countries and emerging markets share  their views in a monthly digital and print edition. D+C/E+Z is furthermore one of IEE's internship partners for MADM students and has hosted several interns during the last years with many remaining true to D+C/E+Z.

So please have a look at MADM student Prince Thompson’s from Ghana first article “Through Nigeria’s presidential election was a mess, the news for ECOWAS was rather good” and MADM alumnus Ronald Ssegujja Ssekandi’s from Uganda article “Girls with tools: innovative approaches to vocational training in Uganda” in the digital edition as well as Ronald Ssegujja Ssekandi’s article “The new Africa strategy of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development” and MADM alumna Pamela Cruz’s from Mexico article “Mexico wants to prevent teenage pregnancies – and sex education helps to make it happen” in April’s print edition.

Keep up the good work of contributing to the global debate of development and cooperation.

Welcome to MADM 2022 intake

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.

During the next 4 weeks both groups will follow a Summer School programme which includes coursework in Statistical Methods, a trip to Berlin, a weekend seminar Intercultural Communication and Teambuilding, and sessions with external experts representing German organisations working in the field of development cooperation.

Extraordinary DAAD Scholarship Opportunity for Students Fleeing the War in Ukraine

The MA in Development Management at Ruhr University Bochum is one of the programmes included in the recently published extraordinary DAAD call for scholarship applications. The Master Scholarship Programme for students from the Ukraine as well as from countries of the DAC list fleeing the war in Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

(Update: Application deadline for eligible applicants was 30 June 2022.)

The full call for applications is available here.

Information regarding application requirements of the MA in Development Management and the documents to be submitted are available here.

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!

Call for Applications – Alumni Conference 2022

Fostering University Business Collaboration for Employability Promotion

The conference will take place in Leipzig, Germany, from 19-21 September 2022 and is hosted by the SEPT programme, University Leipzig, in cooperation with the MADM and MIDE programme, HTW Berlin.

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2022.

Please find more information in the call for applications.

It would be great to see many of you there!

MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

On 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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Congratulations to all of you and welcome to the IEE alumni family!


‘You always find somebody who is willing to help’

DAAD scholarship holder and MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi talks about his experience in football and studying in Germany in an interview. You can read the interview on the website of the Alumniportal Deutschland.

MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi nominated for the "Goal of the Month"

2021 10 OgunbiyiIEE’s Setonji Ogunbiyi from Nigeria was nominated for the “Goal of the Month” on German TV last Saturday (Tor des Monats, Sportschau, ARD). We are very proud of him and encourage everyone to vote for his goal online until October 23, 2021.

Setonji has longstanding experience in amputee football in his home country and even participated in the Amputee World Cup in Mexico in 2018. Since October 2020, directly after starting the MADM programme in Bochum, he has been playing for Fortuna Düsseldorf. Setonji briefly shared some insights on his experience with Fortuna Düsseldorf in our previous newsletter edition.

Go Setonji !!!

[2nd November 2021] - Meanwhile the results for the "Tor des Monats" have been announced and Setonji came second place, just behind Erling Haaland with over 300,000 votes. Congratulations!

Online Workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research” at Kerala Agricultural University

Following the invitation from the Department of Agricultural Extension, IEE’s Anne Siebert and former research fellow Raffael Beier (now TU Dortmund) offered the online workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods” from 10-13 August 2021.

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Call for Applications - Alumni Conference 2021

"Implementing the SDGs – Practical Challenges, Creative Solutions and Best Practices for Knowledge Transfer and Policy Learning"

The conference will take place online from 12-14 November 2021 and is hosted by the Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics at HTW Berlin in cooperation with the MA Development Management, IEE, at Ruhr University Bochum, and the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training (SEPT), University of Leipzig.

Deadline for proposals: 7 July 2021.

Please find more information in the Call for Applications.