Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.
After successful defense of her PhD thesis on Thursday, 30th October 2014, Syeda Tamkeen Fatima from Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
This year’s Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban Food Plus (UFP) took place from 30 September to 5 October 2014 in Tamale, Ghana. The Summer School was hosted by the University for Development Studies (UDS), one of the African partners within the UFP project that aims at enhancing resource use efficiency and improving food security in urban and peri-urban agriculture of West African cities.
During the last week of September, several musical performances of the Iliso Youth Choir from Khayelitsha, Cape Town electrified the audience in Bochum. For most of the young people it was the first time abroad.
IEE's PhD-IDS student Syeda Tamkeen Fatima published her paper "Off-Shoring and Wage Inequality: Where Do We Stand" as volume 207 of the IEE Working Paper series.
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Together with Maximilian Mayer (CGS Bonn University) and Mariana Carpes (GIGA Hamburg) Ruth Knoblich edited a new double-volume that brings the debate about science and technology to the center of International Relations. It is the first handbook for the discipline of IR concerning science and technology and features well-known scholars from various disciplines. The two-volume collection shows how integrating science and technology translates into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches and empirical puzzles. It thereby offers a state-of-the-art review of various methodological and theoretical ways in which sciences and technologies matter for the study of international affairs and world politics. The authors not only offer a set of practical examples of research frameworks for experts and students alike, but also propose a conceptual space for interdisciplinary learning in order to improve our understanding of the global politics of science and technology.
The two introductory chapters by the editors are openly accessible on the books’ online presentations:
Lisa Armbruster, former student in the MA in Development Management programme, published her master thesis "Cooperation across Cultures: an Analysis of Intercultural Competence in Development Organizations" as volume 205 of the IEE Working Paper series.
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From 28th September to 3rd October 2014, the Urban Food Plus (UFP) project will be conducting a summer school on urban and periurban agriculture (UPA) at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale/Ghana. The aim of the summer school is to present the state of the art on UPA and the on-going research activities of UFP in two West African cities (Tamale/Ghana and Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso). The UFP summer school will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from Africa and Europe. A special focus of the summer school will be on the potentials of biochar as a soil amendment in the context of Ghana.
The international UFP project investigates options for enhancing resource use efficiency in urban and periurban agriculture for improved food security in West African cities. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The IEE is coordinating UFP sub-project "Economics", which is assessing the economic impacts of biochar application and improved irrigation management.
For more information on UFP see the UFP section on our website.
For more information on the UFP summer school: http://www.urbanfoodplus.org/index.php?id=120
Workshop "Soziale Sicherung und die Post2015-Agenda"
am 30. Juni 2014
im Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, München
Unter dem Stichwort „Leave no one behind“ ist in dem 2013 vorgelegten Bericht des High-level Panels of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Develop¬ment Agenda (HLP) u.a. auch der Bereich der sozialen Sicherung angesprochen worden. Welche Rolle diesem Politikfeld in der globalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zukünftig zukommen wird und welchen Beitrag die Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit ihrer reichen Erfahrung in der Ausgestaltung sozialer Sicherungssysteme dazu leisten kann, soll auf einem Experten-Workshop diskutiert werden, den das Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik und das Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik (IEE) der Ruhr-Universität Bochum gemeinsam am 30. Juni 2014 in München ausrichten werden.
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Together with the IEE and its cooperating partners in the UAMR Graduate Centre for Develpment Studies as well as the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, will be hosting this year's PhD Conference on International Development as part of its 12th Development Dialogue.
The conference will take place at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 16th & 17th October 2014.
Please check the following link for further details. The call for papers closes on May 16.
The PhD Conference on International Development 2014 will be the 3rd in a row after a first conference hosted by the IEE in September 2012 (see IEE Newsletter No. 16) and a second organized by the School of International Development (DEV) at the University of East Anglia in September 2013.
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Building GB, Room 1/59
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November 13 - 16:
at German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin for the 4th EUMEF Alumni Reunion Conference, 'The MENA Region in Turmoil - Causes and Ways out of the Crises', presenting "The European Migration Policy in the Mediterranean after the Arab Spring – Old Concepts in New Design?"