PhD IDS

PhD IDS

PhD in International Development Studies

phdSince winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy has been offering an international English-language PhD programme in International Development Studies. It is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.

 

The deadline for applications for the intake in November 2022 was 31 March 2022. The review process has not yet been completed. A final decision is expected in the early summer 2022. Applicants will be contacted directly after completion of the selection process. Based on that, we kindly ask you to refrain from asking about the processing status. The next application period for the PhD IDS will start in November 2022.



News & Announcements:

Congratulations, Dr. Agbaam!

After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Tuesday 24 May 2022, Callistus Akachabwon Agbaam from Ghana has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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His thesis with the title "Determinants of Public Support for Social Protection in Ghana. A Micro-level Analysis" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Katja Bender and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein. Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn chaired the oral exam.

Congratulations, Dr. Vilmondes!

After successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Wednesday 25 February 2021, Mariana Vilmondes from Brazil has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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Her thesis with the title "Accountability Relations in Social Housing Programs: a comparative legal analysis of Brazilian and Chilean case studies" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn and Prof. Dr. Katja Bender. Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein chaired oral exam – the first online PhD defense at IEE.

Congratulations, Dr. Al Asadi!

After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday 15 July 2020, Mohammad Al Asadi from Syria has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse, Mohammad Al Asadi, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein

His thesis with the title "Financing recovery in conflict-affected countries: Financing resources and fiscal sustainability" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse. Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl chaired the oral exam.

PhD IDS: Contact

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Dr. Christina Seeger
Coordinator PhD-IDS

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Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-25153
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294