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


The new call for MA and PhD Scholarship applications at the SA-GER CDR is now open until July 31st!
more info under the "Announcements" tab below

The results of our Wine Tasting at the "Blaupause" will be published soon. If you want to be kept updated automatically, please join our Facebook group.


  1. News
  2. New Publications
  3. Announcements
  • 13-05-2015

    Successful Accreditation for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

    BeierVilmondes-AlvesThe Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and in particular Research Cluster 2 successfully registered to take part in the Habitat III preparatory process of UN Habitat. On behalf of Research Cluster 2, which has a thematic focus on Housing and Urbanization, Mariana Vilmondes and Raffael Beier attended the second session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III in Nairobi in April 2015.
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  • 12-05-2015

    Meeting with Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

    2015-04 KarzaiOn Monday, 20 April 2015, our students had the chance to meet the former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. He was invited to Bochum for the discussion forum ‘Challenges in Afghanistan, Situation at the Hindu Kush, Global Terrorism and the Role of Germany in the World’.
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  • 09-04-2015

    Afghan Lecturers Graduated from the Bachelor Upgrading Programme

    2015-03 BachelorGraduationCongratulations to 24 Afghan lecturers – the largest group yet – from the Universities of Nangarhar, Herat, Faryab, Samangan, Bamyan, Khost, Kunduz, Paktia, Kandahar and Kabul who completed the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at RUB.
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  • 03-06-2015

    IEE Working Paper vol. 210

    iee wp210 cover Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen, and Sanjay Gorkhali, three institute members and one of our alumni, worked together on the just published IEE Working Paper 210:

    "Do the Poor Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility? A Theory-Based Impact Evaluation of Six Community-Based Water Projects in Sri Lanka."

    more info and download

  • 13-05-2015

    New Book Published in the UA-Ruhr Studies Series

    uamr studies66 coverDr. Marco Rimkus, former IEE research fellow, published his doctoral thesis as No. 66 in the series "UA Ruhr Studies on Development and Global Governance":

    Welternährung, Nutztierschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Eine monetäre Bewertung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern.

    more info

  • 12-05-2015

    Two Interviews Published by IEE Member

    KnoblichRecently, IEE Research Fellow Ruth Knoblich published two interviews on Theory Talks:

    Theory Talk #67:
    Dirk Messner on the dynamics of global change and the significance of international science and technology cooperation in the post-Western world (Jan. 30, 2015)
    http://www.theory-talks.org/2015/01/theory-talk-67_30.html

    Theory Talk #68:
    Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix: 'How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems' (March 11, 2015)
    http://www.theory-talks.org/2015/03/theory-talk-68.html

  • 25-06-2015

    WEBINAR - "Reintegration into domestic job markets"

    On 6 July 2015, a WEBINAR "Reintegration into domestic job markets – easier said than done! How to successfully manage still" will be offered. For more information please refer to the announcement. The webinar will be streamed live from the Ruhr-University Bochum to the community group "The AGEP-Network" in the Alumniportal Deutschland (http://alumniportal-deutschland.de/group-agep-alumni).

    For taking part in the webinar, just join the Alumniportal Deutschland and become a member of "The AGEP–Network" group.

  • 08-05-2015

    New Call for MA and PhD Scholarship Applications at the SA-GER CDR

    The next call for applications for Master and PhD Scholarships (Development Studies and Public Policy/Public Administration) at the South African-German Centre for Development Research at UWC/Cape Town is now open until 31 July.

    Submissions of applications are only possible during an open call and only via an online application form.

    The online application form is available in the "How to apply" sections of the respective programmes of the Centre on the website www.drd-sa.org.

  • 23-01-2015

    Upcoming PhD Conference on International Development

    4th PhD Conference on International Development
    24 - 25 September 2015
    Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum/Germany

    The IEE together with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL, and our partners in the UA-Ruhr Graduate Centre, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP), University of Duisburg-Essen, is organizing the 4th PhD PhD Conference on International Development.

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  • 19-06-2015

    AGEP Winter-School in Universität Magdeburg, 17-20 Nov. 2015

    As part of the networking activities of German postgraduate programmes funded within the DAAD EPOS programme, a winter school on "The political and societal challenges of forced migration from Africa – Local causes, regional responses and global responsibility" will take place in Magdeburg from 17 – 20 November 2015.

    Alumni of DAAD-EPOS programmes are invited to apply until 30 June 2015. For more details, please have a look at the Call for Applications.

  • 25-06-2015

    Winter School on "A World without Hunger", 2 - 4 Dec. 2015

    As part of the networking activities of German postgraduate programmes funded within the DAAD EPOS programme, a winter school on "A World without Hunger" will take place in Hohenheim from 2 – 4 December 2015.

    Alumni of DAAD-EPOS programmes are invited to apply until 31 July 2015. For more details, please have a look at the Draft Programme and the Call for Applications.

  • 23-06-2015

    XV International Business and Economy Conference

    From 6 – 9 Januar 2016, the 15th International Business and Economy Conference is offered in cooperation of the Nürtingen-Geislingen University and the Nürtingen, Stuttgart Metropolitan Region.

    For more details please have a look at the call for papers.


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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Building GB, Room 1/59
Universitaetsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de

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

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IEE on Tour

June 26:
Annika Engelbert and
Prof. Markus Kaltenborn
at GIZ, Eschborn, for "Gutachtertag Vergabewesen"

IEE on Field Research

Casper Agaton
in the Philippines until June 2015

Syed Maruf Ahmed
in Bangladesh from June to September 2015

Mabel Hoedoafia
in Ghana from May to June 2015

Upcoming Events at IEE

4th PhD Conference on International Development
24 - 25 September 2015
more info

Please see also on the "Announcements" tab on the left.

Latest Publications

Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen, and Sanjay Gorkhali: Do the Poor Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility? A Theory-Based Impact Evaluation of Six Community-Based Water Projects in Sri Lanka

Marco Rimkus: Welternährung, Nutztierschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Eine monetäre Bewertung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern.

Two Interviews Published on Theory Talk by IEE Member Ruth Knoblich

More info under the "New Publications" tab on the left.