For the relaunch of our website, the Alumni pages have been totally restructured which means that the work on both the database and the pages themselves is not yet finished. Especially the newly added section "Where do they work now" is far from completeness. Please bear with us while we're working on further improving and optimising these pages.

And while we're at it: If you happen to be one of our Alumni and find your information incomplete or - worst case! - can't find yourself in here at all: Please let us know and inform us on your whereabouts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The IEE has more than 300 Alumni working all over the world in positions related to development studies. Alumni include graduates from the MA in Development Management, the PhD in International Development Studies and the previous PhD school, graduates from the MSc Management and Economics for Afghan lecturers as well as former staff members.

Alumni of projects coordinated by the IEE, such as the South African – German Centre for Development Research and the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project EUSA_ID will add to the Alumni community of the IEE.

It is our aim to keep ties with our Alumni for mutual benefit. Ideally, participation in one of our programmes or projects is only the starting point for life-long exchange and learning.

With the growing number of Alumni especially from our MA in Development Management programme (currently 230) we are on our way to intensify Alumni activities which include:

  • Alumni seminars and other networking events,
  • re-invitation of Alumni for research purposes,
  • integration of Alumni into teaching activities,
  • cooperation with Alumni for the purpose of internship and field research placements.

Who are our Alumni? Where do they come from? What was their role at the IEE? Where do they work now? Here you can find information about them.

Alumni: Links

Stay Connected & Get Involved!

In order to keep in touch with the Ruhr University, please look also at their Alumni Portal at:


Alumni: Contact


Dear Alumni!

How are you? We would be grateful if you could kindly provide us information regarding yourself including your current occupation. We would like to request you to send the data and contact us at:

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On request you will also be enlisted in the IEE Alumni mailing list to get all update news from us.