Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.
The first international workshop of the IEE-Research Cluster 2 under the topic "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective - Contributions to the Habitat III Debate" took place at the IEE in Bochum on the 12th of November 2015. More than 30 participants from different disciplinary but also cultural backgrounds such as Sub-Sahara Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East and South Asia attended the workshop.
The third annual Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban FoodPlus (UFP) took place from 4th to 9th October 2015. Alternating between West Africa and Germany, this year’s summer school was hosted by the IEE at the RUB’s Blue Square in the city centre of Bochum.
After a first preparatory meeting in June 2015, the 4th PhD Conference also marked the actual starting point of the new German-Arab Joint-PhD Programme "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction, and Sustainable Development in the Middle East.”
Beier, Raffael & Vilmondes Alves, Mariana A.: (2015) Die Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika. In: RaumPlanung 182/6-2015, S. 40-45.
Metzger, J./Ollendorf, F./Siebert, A. (2015): Smallholder Farming under Threat?, In: Digital Development Debates, Issue 16 Food & Farming.
Anja Zorob: Die Mittelmeerforschung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften, in: Dabag, Mihran et al. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Mediterranistik: Systematische Mittelmeerfoschung und disziplinäre Zugänge, Paderborn: Verlage Wilhelm Fink & Ferdinand Schöningh, S. 533-553.
IEE-Research Cluster 2 (associated with Research Area 5 at UA Ruhr Graduate Centre) organizes a workshop under the topic "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective – Contributions to the Habitat III Debate".
Keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Garmany from King's College London and three PhD students from University Duisburg-Essen and the IEE will focus on urbanization and housing strategies in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Morocco. The final discussion will address the main challenges of current urban development against the background of Habitat III. Please find the programme here.
South African Master and PhD candidates and staff are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the European EUSA_ID partner universities while European PhD candidates are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the South African partner universities!
Available mobility scholarships of the 3rd Call depending on which group of applicants you are belonging to can be found in the respective section. The link to the online application form is also accessible via these sections on the EUSA_ID website:
South African Master applicants
South African PhD applicants
South African staff applicants
European PhD applicants
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.
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.
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.
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Building GB, Room 1/59
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November 18 - 19:
Dr. Anja Zorob
at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg for the Workshop and Round Table Discussion "Fortress Europe? Rethinking European Migration and Asylum Policy"
November 19 - 20:
at TU Dortmund for the 16th N-AERUS Conference
November 26 - 29:
in Wien at the conference: "Move on! Mobility meets (little) resistances"
November 28 - December 09:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein,
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker and
at UWC in Cape Town for MADM Graduation
November 29 - 13:
Dr. Tobias Thürer
at UWC in Cape Town for MADM Graduation, and Research
As a part of the EUSA_ID program, Anne Siebert is lecturing and working on her PhD project "Food Sovereignty in Ghana and South Africa: Policy Implications and Impacts on Urban Agriculture" at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa.
Beier, Raffael & Vilmondes Alves, Mariana A. (2015): Die Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika
Anne Siebert: Smallholder Farming under Threat?
Anja Zorob: Die Mittelmeerforschung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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
More info under the "New Publications" tab on the left.