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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.


  • 08-06-2018

    Congratulations, Dr. Asna Ashari!

    2018 06 AsnaDiss small 
    After successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Monday, 4th of July 2018, Farah Asna Ashari from Iran has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 07-06-2018

    Call Alumni Conference 2018: Digital Innovation for Development

    The International SEPT Program (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) at Leipzig University, in cooperation with the Master Program (MA) in International and Development Economics (MIDE) at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW Berlin) and IEE’s Master in Development Management (MADM), is pleased to invite you to our joint Alumni Winter School 2018 on the topic of "Digital Innovation for Development" (Nov. 5th - 9th, 2018).

    See the attached program for more details and information on how to apply. In the program you find a reference to a toolkit (please find it here) which offers a multitude of examples for the structure of a case study as requested for the application.

  • 07-06-2018

    Call for Applications - 2nd Alumni Conference of all DAAD Centres of African Excellence

    The second Alumni Conference of the DAAD African Excellence Centres will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 6th - 9th November 2018.

    The Call for applications with the deadline 15th June 2018 can be found here.

  • 17-05-2018

    2017 Intake of the PhD IDS Now Complete

    2018 05 phdintakecomplete smallThe IEE is happy to welcome three additional new full members of the PhD IDS programme: Uk Mong Marma (left) and Bablu Chakma
    (right) from Bangladesh and Zena Raquel Mouawad from Brasil.

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  • 25-04-2018

    Final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

    2018 04 EUSA ID smallFrom 18-21 March the final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa.

    All South African and European partners of the consortium took part in the meeting in order to discuss the results and the sustainability of the programme, challenges during the implementation phase and best practice examples. 

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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

Raffael Beier: Towards a New Perspective on the Role of the City in Social Movements. Urban Policy after the 'Arab Spring', in: City, 22 (2018) 2, pp. 220-235

Diotima Chattoraj: Experiences of Sri Lankan Tamils Displaced to Colombo: Three Narratives, in: eTropic Vol. 17 No. 1 (2018)

Ruth Knoblich and Dr. Tobias Schonwetter: Rising Middle-IP Powers dissolving the North/South polarization in the international IP system (blog article on the IP Unit's blog-website)

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

June 08 - July 15:
Ruth Knoblich
at Cape Town and Pretoria / South Africa, for lecturing in the MADM Programme; field research; and attending a conference

June 25 - 26:
Zena Mouawad
at the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn/Germany, attending the 2nd International Research and Policy Workshop on Migration and Development: "Forced Migration Process: trends, concepts and patterns"

June 25 - 30:
Raffael Beier
at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Madrid/Spain, participating in the ESA RN 37 III. Midterm Conference "Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities" (presenting 'Pictures of Contrast – Casablanca's Tramway between Urban Inclusion and Exclusion')

July 03 - 07:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Dr. Elkhan R. Sadik-Zada
presenting at Universita Ca'Foscari Venezia, Venice/Italy, for the International Conference on Economic Modeling (EcoMod2018)

July 08 - 17:
Anne Siebert
at University of Cape Town, South Africa, for a Consuming Urban Poverty workshop

IEE on Field Research

Anne Siebert has a research stay at the International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague/Netherlands, from May to June 2018.