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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.

Vacancy at the IEE!
The IEE is looking for a junior research fellow with a background in one of the disciplines represented at the IEE. Candidates for this part time position (33,46 hours per week) are invited to apply until 7 November 2022. For more information on the vacancy, please have a look at the advertisement here

  • 13-10-2022

    Congratulations Dr. Holzberg!

    2022 10 11 HolzbergAfter successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Tuesday 11 October 2022, Britta Holzberg has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) under the joint PhD agreement between the IEE and the International Institute of Social Studies.

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  • 07-09-2022

    Welcome to the 2022 intake of the MA in Development Management

    MADM 2022 group welcomeOn 5 September 2022, the new Bochum group of MA in Development Management students started their studies. For the formal opening and the opening of the 2022 summer school the students of the MADM at UWC also arrived at the IEE.

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  • 25-05-2022

    Congratulations, Dr. Agbaam!

    2022 05 Agbaam sAfter successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Tuesday 24 May 2022, Callistus Akachabwon Agbaam from Ghana has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 29-04-2022

    Former MADM Student Installed as President of MaK PhD Fellows

    AhabweFormer IEE student Gerald Ahabwe, MADM Alumnus of 2009, was installed as President of the Phd Fellows at Makerere University (Pf@Mak) last week. This group was established to "bring together PhD fellows to actively provide each other with mutual academic support, producing timely high quality research through networking, peer reviewing, sharing funding opportunities and timely study completion." Please find more information here.

    Congratulations for achieving this responsible position, and best wishes for your work for the PhD community at Makerere University!

  • 21-02-2022

    MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

    2022 02 MADM Graduation sOn Friday, 18th of February, 22 candidates of the MA in Development Management programme received their graduation certificates after having successfully defended their Master thesis during the week.

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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

Sadik-Zada, E.R., Gatto, A., Scharfenstein, M. 2023. Sustainable management of lithium and hydrogen and long-run perspectives of electromobility. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, available online

Gatto, A., Sadik-Zada, E.R., 2022. Access to microfinance as a resilience policy to address sustainable development goals: A content analysis, HELIYON (Journal Pre-proof), available online

Biswaranjan Tripura: Negotiating the Everyday State in Contemporary Tripura, Northeast India. In: Journal of Asian and African Studies 2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/00219096221113580

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

Nov 31.10. - 01.11.2022:
Gabriele Bäcker, Wilhelm Löwenstein, Akua MartinsonSiomon Rahn, Muhammad Saleh, Natalia Zakharchenko
Den Haag / Workshop Adapted Konsortium