IEE Newsletter No. 22
Newsletter 22 graphicneuWith an eventful year coming to a close, the 22nd edition of the IEE newsletter reflects on the institute's activities in the past six months. Of particular interest are the 4th PhD Conference on International Development and the Urban Food Plus Summer School, two recent successful academic events organized by the IEE. As we like to communicate our research outcomes and ideas, not only at such congresses, but also to the readers of the IEE Newsletter, this issue also includes a number of contributions, summarizing the research results of a PhD project, recent activities of research cluster 2 and the latest publications of IEE researchers. In addition, you can read about recent developments in our study programmes and learn about the experiences of our students. Apart from looking back on the activities and experiences of the last months, we give you a taste of the events to come, including the start of the German-Arab PhD programme, and the start of the MERCUR Project's first field research period. Enjoy the read!

Editorial

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: News from the Master's Programme, Afghan PhD Candidates and German-Afghan Friendship at the IEE

Sami Noor and Anne Siebert provide an update on the Afghanistan programme at the IEE.

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: A Contribution to the Advancement of Education in Afghanistan

Ahsanullah Mohsen, an Afghan lecturer participating in the Master's Programme in Management and Economics shares his experience with the programme so far.

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: Students of the IEE's Afghanistan Programme at the BlauPause

Afghan students of the Bachelor Upgrading and Masters programme in Manangement and Economics join the festivities of the Ruhr-University's 50th anniversary by hosting an open table at the BlauPause event.

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PhD IDS: 4th PhD Conference on International Development and Kick-Off of the German-Arab Joint PhD Programme

This year it was again time for the IEE to host the PhD Conference on International Development. The conference not only coincided with a conference on "The Middle East and the Islamic World in the Mirror of Humanities and Social Sciences", but also marked the official launch of the German-Arab Joint PhD Programme.

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MADM: MADM Programme Successfully Re-Accredited until 2021

MADM coordinator Tobias Thürer proudly presents the results of the MADM's recent re-accreditation process.

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MADM: MADM Students Conducting Practical Field Research in many Places of the World

In the past months students of the current intake of the MADM were on field research for their master thesis projects. Qamer Jatoi from Pakistan shares his experiences during this challenging, yet rewarding phase of the master programme.

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MADM: Webinar about "Reintegration into the Domestic Job Market"

In an interactive format organized by the German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP) MADM students could learn about career options after graduation.

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SA-GER CDR: New Scholarship Holders Selected at the South African-German Centre for Development Research

Six new scholarship holders are about to start their studies in January 2016 at the SA-GER CDR.

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EUSA_ID: The 2nd Cohort Has Started and 3rd Call for Scholarship Applications Is Open

Britta Niklas shares the latest news from the Mobility Programme.

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UA Ruhr GC: UA Ruhr GC Research Project Sets Out for the First Field Research Phase

Two researchers of the research project team embark on an initial field trip to Bangladesh and Cambodia.

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Research Activities: Urban Food Plus Summer School at the RUB

Martina Shakya reports on the third summer school that took place in the context of the Urban Food Plus project.

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Research Activities: Does Speculation with Agricultural Commodity Futures Cause Price Bubbles in the Event of Negative Production Shocks?

IEE research fellow and MADM coordinator Tobias Thürer shares the key results of his PhD thesis which is about to be published in the coming weeks.

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Research Activities: International Workshop Organised by IEE Research Cluster 2

Members of IEE Research Cluster 2 devote an international workshop to discussions on Urban Governance and the UN Habitat III process.

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Research Activities: Presentation by Britta Niklas at the 9th AAWE Conference in Mendoza, Argentina

At this year's conference, Britta presented on the "Impact of annual weather changes on output, quality and profits of wine producers in Germany".

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Research Activities: BlauPause Wine Tasting

IEE member Britta Niklas took the opportunity of the special event for the Ruhr-University's 50th anniversary to conduct a small research project, while offering visitors to test wines from different countries.

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News: Academic Achievements

Two new IEE members, Catherine Biira and Elkhan Sadik-Zada, have been awarded a PhD.

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News: New Faces

Meet our new research fellow Jasmin Fritzsche.

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News: Endorsement of the Global Nutrition Report

The IEE is among the institutions who endorsed the Global Nutrition Report 2015.

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News: DAAD Scholarship Holders Meeting in Mannheim, Germany

MADM and PhD IDS students who hold a DAAD scholarship attended the annual student meeting of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) held in Mannheim under the theme "Growing world population and demographic change - challenges for industry, politics and society". PhD IDS student and DAAD scholarship holder Callistus Agbaam gives an account of the event.

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News: Call for Papers for an Interdisciplinary Conference on Corruption

As a member of the network of young researchers on corruption in Germany (KorrWiss), PhD IDS student Annika Engelbert co-organises a forum on corruption research methods.

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IEE on Tour

External activties of IEE members.

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New Publications

Read about new publications by our IEE Members.

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