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Newsletter 22 graphicneuWith an eventful year coming to a close, the 22nd edition of the IEE newsletter reflects on the institute's activities in the past six months. Of particular interest are the 4th PhD Conference on International Development and the Urban Food Plus Summer School, two recent successful academic events organized by the IEE. As we like to communicate our research outcomes and ideas, not only at such congresses, but also to the readers of the IEE Newsletter, this issue also includes a number of contributions, summarizing the research results of a PhD project, recent activities of research cluster 2 and the latest publications of IEE researchers. In addition, you can read about recent developments in our study programmes and learn about the experiences of our students. Apart from looking back on the activities and experiences of the last months, we give you a taste of the events to come, including the start of the German-Arab PhD programme, and the start of the MERCUR Project's first field research period. Enjoy the read!

PhD IDS: 4th PhD Conference on International Development and Kick-Off of the German-Arab Joint PhD Programme

This year it was again time for the IEE to host the PhD Conference on International Development. The conference not only coincided with a conference on "The Middle East and the Islamic World in the Mirror of Humanities and Social Sciences", but also marked the official launch of the German-Arab Joint PhD Programme.

Research Activities: BlauPause Wine Tasting

IEE member Britta Niklas took the opportunity of the special event for the Ruhr-University's 50th anniversary to conduct a small research project, while offering visitors to test wines from different countries.

News: DAAD Scholarship Holders Meeting in Mannheim, Germany

MADM and PhD IDS students who hold a DAAD scholarship attended the annual student meeting of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) held in Mannheim under the theme "Growing world population and demographic change - challenges for industry, politics and society". PhD IDS student and DAAD scholarship holder Callistus Agbaam gives an account of the event.


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