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We have moved! After an eventful year, full of activities and research projects in the Master's, PhD, and university-wide programmes, it almost slipped our minds to tell you that our offices have moved. The new premises of the IEE are located at newly renovated, modern office rooms at Universitätsstraße 105, 44789 Bochum. The relocation was necessitated by major construction work in the previous office building on campus. We proudly welcome visitors to our new home.
A look at the contributions to this edition of the newsletter confirms that, apart from new premises, there is continuity and progress in the activities of the IEE and its members – a good reason to celebrate the Institute's remarkable 50th anniversary in November this year. The anniversary will coincide with an Alumni Conference organized by the IEE in Bochum, which is just one of a number of conferences that we are happy to announce. Enjoy the read!

Alumni Conference in November 2016 and Celebration of 50 years IEE

The IEE was successfully granted funding by the DAAD for an Alumni Conference, which will take place in Bochum from 9 to 11 November 2016. The topic of the conference will be „Doing Good with Business? – Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade". The call for applications to the conference will be published soon on the IEE website.

PHD IDS: Students of the New Intake of the PhD IDS Have Started their Projects

At the end of 2015, seven new full and two new associate students started their journey to obtain a Ph.D. in International Development Studies (PhD IDS) at the IEE. We proudly introduce them to you. Moreover, with the start of the summer term 2016, Martina Shakya has taken over the coordination of the PhD IDS programme from Anja Zorob. Finally, two IEE PhD IDS students were accepted to the joint PhD Programme with the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

SA-GER CDR: New Scholarship Holders Started their Studies, New Call for Applications and Network Meeting

South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) Coordinator, Britta Niklas, introduces scholarship holders who arrived at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, for their studies. Moreover, she provides information on a new call for applications. Gabriele Bäcker shares news from a recent Network Meeting of the Centres for African Excellence.

EUSA_ID: 3rd Cohort Started

EUSA_ID Programme Coordinator Britta Niklas gives an update on the 3rd cohort of the Mobility Programme, including the opening of the 3rd call for applications.

AlumnIEE: My Experience as a MILEAD 2015 Fellow

Chifundo Patience Chilera, MADM graduate and South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) scholarship holder from Malawi from the 2012-2014 intake, has been selected as a fellow of one of Africa's most influential young women leadership initiatives. She shares her experience of being a fellow of such a distinguished group.

UA-Ruhr GC: Report from the First Field Research Period of the UAR GC Research Project on the Garment Industry

Johannes Norpoth shares his impressions of the field research trip to Bangladesh and Cambodia, conducted in November and December 2015 together with Christian Scheper from Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, in the context of the interdisciplinary, multi-university research project on "Political Authority in Transnational Governance Arrangements" which is funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR).

News: New Faces

The IEE is pleased to welcome Robin Pass as Network-Coordinator for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS), and Nicole Dittrich, new research fellow.

News: IEE joins the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Related to its activities in the interdisciplinary research project on "Political Authority and Transnational Governance-Arrangements" under the roof of the UAR Graduate Center, the IEE has joined the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.


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