Study & Programmes

Study & Programmes

At the IEE, a number of programmes are offered or coordinated which provide various opportunities for students, researchers and other individuals or organisations interested in development research:

The Master of Arts in Development Management (MADM) is an international English-language programme. It is offered both at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and at the South African – German Centre for Development Research at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

The PhD in International Development Studies (PhD IDS) is an international English-language PhD programme which is implemented by the IEE in cooperation with the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.

As part of the Afghanistan programme, the IEE is supporting the rehabilitation of Afghan Faculties of Management and Economics through a range of interlinked activities, such as curriculum development, production of teaching and learning materials, a bachelor upgrading programme for Afghan lecturers and a Master-level training programme for Afghan lecturers.

Together with its partners at the University of the Western Cape, the School of Government and the Institute for Social Development, the IEE coordinates the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. SA-GER CDR is one of currently 6 DAAD-supported "Centres of Excellence for Promoting Future Leaders in Africa" established at leading African universities since 2008.

The IEE is the coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 mobility project EUSA_ID. EUSA_ID is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.

The UA Ruhr Graduate Centre for Development Studies is a collaboration project between the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, the Institute of Political Science (IfP), University Duisburg-Essen and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University Duisburg-Essen.

Study & Programmes: Contacts



Dr. Tobias Thürer


ShakyaDr. Martina Shakya

Afghanistan Programme:

AA Silhouette-femaleNicole Dittrich

Dr. A. Sami Noor


Dipl.-Ök. Britta Niklas

UA-Ruhr GC:

Ruth Knoblich, M.A.