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Welcome to the IEE

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

  • 29-11-2018

    Congratulations, Dr. Khafagy!

    2018 11 GraduationKhafagy s 
    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, Amr Khafagy from Egypt has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 15-11-2018

    10-Year Anniversary of the Centres of Excellence

    2018 11 10YearsCoE sOn the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the Centres of African Excellence initiative by the Federal Foreign Office and the DAAD, a large network meeting was held in Berlin.

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  • 13-11-2018

    7th PhD Conference on International Development took place at the IEE

    2018 11 PhD Conference sOn 8th and 9th November, the seminar rooms of the Ruhr-University’s convention centre were packed with about 70 international PhD students in the interdisciplinary field of development research.

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  • 03-09-2018

    PhD Exchange Student from the ISS

    2018 09 AdwoaWe currently have a PhD student visiting from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. Adwoa Yeboah Gyapong is staying from August until December 2018. RUB Research School is funding her stay. She is happy to be working closely with Anne Siebert, and under the supervision of Prof. Löwenstein. Her broad research interests are in rural development and agriculture, social justice and policy planning. Adwoa and Anne are writing a joint paper on farmers’ and farm workers’ engagement with food sovereignty in Ghana.

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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

Amr Khafagy: Finance, Distribution and the Economic Objective of Financial Cooperative Institutions, in: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1-25 (early view).

Mariana Vilmondes Türke: Business and Human Rights in Brazil: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence and Operational-Level Grievance Mechanisms in the Case of Kinross Paracatu Gold Mine, in: Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 15, n. 2

Themba Nyasulu: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC): The Role of Human Capital, in: International Journal of Economic Development (IJED), Vol. 12(1), pp. 82-107

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IEE on Tour

December 04 - 17:
Nicole Dittrich
at Eggerton University, Nakuru / Kenia, for an Urban Food Plus conference