IEE Newsletter No. 21
newsletter-21

The current edition of the IEE Newsletter comes at a festive time, with the Ruhr-University Bochum celebrating its 50th anniversary. While the Ruhr-University looks back at five decades, it is time again for us to look at the activities of the past six months, which encompass, inter alia, the start of a new intake of the PhD IDS, the start of a new cooperation at PhD level, and a summer school of the MADM in Cape Town. In addition, read about the experiences of one of our MADM students during an internship at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; a walk down memory lane by Faustine Wabwire, one of our alumni; and what an IEE alumnus and a current student from Nepal, and a staff member with family ties to Nepal report from the earthquake-shaken country and how the reconstruction of the country can be supported. Enjoy the read!

Editorial

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: Recent Achievements of Afghan Lecturers

In March 24 lecturers received the certificates of the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics. They have moved on to the Master level. Moreover, future Afghan PhD candidates have submitted promising research proposals.

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: Recent Activities of Afghan Lecturers

Beyond their normal curriculum the current group of Afghan lecturers is taking part in a number of activities, ranging from standing in front of the camera for a RUB corporate movie to meeting the former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and discussing sports and gender equity at the German Society for International Cooperations.

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MADM: Summer School in Cape Town

In January the Bochum and the Cape Town group of the current MADM intake met in Cape Town for the second summer school. MADM student Mariamelia Abellan Perez from Costa Rica shares her experience of the summer school.

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MADM: Experiences during an Internship at the BMZ

From February to May the MADM students of the Bochum group went as interns to various organisations working in the field of development cooperation. MADM student Franziska Lammers gives an account of her time at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation.

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SA-GER CDR: News from the South African-German Centre of Development Research

6 new scholarship holders started studying at the SA-GER CDR in January 2015, a new call for scholarship applications has started, the coordinator's baton at the UWC is in new hands and an image movie about the Centre is being shot.

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SA-GER CDR: DAAD Symposium "Excellence through Networking"

End of April the University of Gießen, Germany, hosted a DAAD symposium on the Centres of Excellence and Centres of African Excellence.

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EUSA-ID: Mid-Term Meeting

From 22-25 April the EUSA_ID Mid-term meeting took place at the Ruhr-University Bochum. 

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PhD IDS: The 8th Year of the PhD in International Development Studies

In its 8th year of existence the PhD IDS has welcomed new PhD students, looks back on and forward to stimulating PhD conferences and can proudly present new and deepening partnerships.

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PhD IDS: Academic Achievements

Farah Asif from Pakistan and Annalisa Addis from Italy are new graduates from the PhD IDS programme.

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Research Activities: Urban Food Plus Status Seminar

At a status seminar IEE researchers gave account of the progress of the IEE's component of the Urban Food Plus research consortium.

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Research Activities: Global Food Security, Food Safety, and Industrial Agriculture

Former IEE member Marco Rimkus shares key findings of his PhD thesis.

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Research Activities: IEE Members at Preparatory Committee of UN Conference

PhD IDS students Raffael Beier and Mariana Vilmondes participated in the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

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Research Activities: Workshop on „Different Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility“

Researchers of the IEE and external guests exchange their views on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a research topic.

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UA Ruhr GC: Starting Signal for Joint UA Ruhr GC Research Project

In March 2015, the interdisciplinary research project on "Political Authority in Transnational Governance Arrangements" funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) at the Mercator Foundation has begun.

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UA Ruhr GC: New Publications

There are two recent publications under the roof of the UA Ruhr Graduate Center.

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AlumnIEE: A Walk Down Memory Lane Bridges Kenya, Malawi, and Washington

IEE alumna Faustine Wabwire describes how alumni from different MADM intakes find connections between them in their work and ambition.

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News: Earthquake Desaster in Nepal

IEE alumnus Sanjay Gorkhali, current MADM student Rajeev K.C. and IEE research fellow Martina Shakya give a personal account of their experience of the earthquake disaster in Nepal.

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News: New Faces

Meet our new research fellow Christina Seeger.

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IEE on Tour

External activities of IEE members.

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New Publications

Read about new publications in our publication series and other recent publications from IEE Members.

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