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Welcome to the IEE

Das IEE sucht eine Studentische Hilfskraft! Mehr Informationen hier

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.


  • 25-05-2022

    Congratulations, Dr. Agbaam!

    2022 05 Agbaam sAfter 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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  • 29-04-2022

    Former MADM Student Installed as President of MaK PhD Fellows

    AhabweFormer IEE student Gerald Ahabwe, MADM Alumnus of 2009, was installed as President of the Phd Fellows at Makerere University (Pf@Mak) last week. This group was established to "bring together PhD fellows to actively provide each other with mutual academic support, producing timely high quality research through networking, peer reviewing, sharing funding opportunities and timely study completion." Please find more information here.

    Congratulations for achieving this responsible position, and best wishes for your work for the PhD community at Makerere University!

  • 21-02-2022

    MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

    2022 02 MADM Graduation sOn Friday, 18th of February, 22 candidates of the MA in Development Management programme received their graduation certificates after having successfully defended their Master thesis during the week.

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  • 18-02-2022

    First Annual Meeting of the ADAPTED Network 6 - 12 February 2022 in Bochum

    2022 02 Adapted Annual Meeting 2022 sNotwithstanding the constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IEE team took the challenge and organised the long-anticipated in-person first annual meeting of the ADAPTED network. Alongside ensuring that participants observed the SoPs for preventing COVID infection, the team delivered a high-quality virtual mode of participation by supervisors and partners who could not attend the physical meeting. The meeting brought together 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), their supervisors, key staff of the ADAPTED research network and a representative from the EU.

    The IEE is home to four of the 15 ESRs, and below, they share their reflections on the event:

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  • 01-12-2021

    ‘You always find somebody who is willing to help’

    OgunbiyiDAAD scholarship holder and MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi talks about his experience in football and studying in Germany in an interview. You can read the interview on the website of the Alumniportal Deutschland.

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How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

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Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Britta Niklas, Cardebat, J.-M., Back, R. M., Gaeta, D., Pinilla, V., Rebelo, J., Jara-Rojas, R., & Schamel, G. (2022). Wine industry perceptions and reactions to the COVID-19 crisis in the Old and New Worlds: Do business models make a difference? Agribusiness, 1– 22. (online first)

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada, Andrea Gatto and Ibrahim Niftiyev: E-government and petty corruption in public sector service delivery, in: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 2022 (available online)

Britta Niklas, Alexandre Guedes, Robin M. Back, João Rebelo, V. Felipe Laurie: How resilient are wine tourism destinations to health-related security threats? A winery perspective. In: Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Volume 24, 2022, 100707. (online first)

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IEE on Tour

May 16 - 19:
Caroline Spanaus
in Dar es Salaam / Tanzania, for the workshop "Digital Entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) / Tanzania"