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IEE and ISS Sign Partnership Agreement

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), University of Rotterdam, sign a Partnership Agreement for a Joint PhD Programme.

On 16 October 2014, Professor Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Professor Leo de Haan (Rector of ISS) signed a Partnership Agreement establishing a joint PhD programme.

2014-12 IEE-ISS-Partnership1This initiative was prepared on the part of the IEE by Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (Executive Director of the IEE) and Dr. Anja Zorob (Assistant Dean and Coordinator of the PhD IDS) and on the part of the ISS by Professor Dr. Wil Hout and Adinda Ceelen.

2014-12 IEE-ISS-Partnership2ISS is also a partner in the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Project "EUSA_ID" coordinated by the IEE.

Since the second week of November, the IEE hosts Sarah Hardus, a PhD student of the ISS. Her research focuses on the role of Chinese aid and investment in Africa and its impact on Western development assistance.