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IEE Alumnus on Returning Home after Studies in Germany

Augustine Magolowondo, Alumnus of the MA in Development Management (2002) and holder of a PhD of RUB's Faculty of Social Science (2005) recently participated in an Alumni Seminar in Bonn, which was financed by DAAD and organized by the networking coordinator of the German Association of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.

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First EUSA_ID students arrived in Bochum

The first 4 EUSA_ID students arrived safely in Bochum! They all will take part in the Master in Development Management at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr University Bochum. Welcome!

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at CDR awarded

2014-08 S-LembaniDr. Samson Lembani, who graduated from the PhD in International Development Studies has been awarded a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the South African - German Centre for Development Research. For a period of at least one year, Samson will support CDR in research and teaching activities.

Congratulations Dr. Omolo!

On 15 July 2015, Alphonce Omolo from Kenia has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Dr. phil.) at the Faculty for Philosophy and Educational Research at RUB in the field of Comparative Education. During his studies at RUB Alphonce Omolo was a member of the PhD Programme in International Development Studies (PhD IDS).

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Bachelor Upgrading Programme: New Group Arrived

Finally, on 24 March 2014, after some delay the IEE was very happy to welcome a new group of 24 participants – the largest group yet – in the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at Ruhr Universität Bochum. The Bachelor Upgrading Programme at RUB started in 2004 and since then, the IEE has hosted about one hundred lecturers from thirteen different universities all over Afghanistan. The programme, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) aims to improve the standards of teaching in Afghanistan by providing training and teaching economics to young lecturers.

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Paper of Callistus Agbaam and Mulugeta Dinbabo published

Callistus Agbaam, Alumni of Ruhr University's MA in Development Management at the South African - German Centre for Development Research, together with Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, staff member of the centre, published an article on "Social Grants and Poverty Reduction at the Household Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana" in the Journal of Social Science. The article can be downloaded here.

Members of the PhD IDS Participated Successfully in the Class ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness’

It was the first time that the innovative course, developed by the Harvard Business School, was launched by the working group for Urban and Regional Economy at the Geographical Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum. An interdisciplinary group of students discussed case studies on competiveness of several countries and regions, companies and their regional concentration in so-called clusters. Mohamed Dawude Temory, Lesley Hope and Anne Siebert gave a presentation on the case of ‘The Afghan Carpet Cluster’ and will submit their working paper soon.

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2014 MADM Intake in Cape Town Started

11 students from 9 different countries of the world take part in the 2014 Bochum Programme of Development Management at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.

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Strategic Planning in Stellenbosch

The steering committee members of the South African – German Centre for Development Research and the academic coordinator of the CDR at UWC met in Stellenbosch from 9 – 11 May 2014 to discuss strategic options for further developing the fields of cooperation during the current funding period and beyond.

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IEE Member Participating in a Workshop on Africa

2014-05 SiebertOn Sunday, 11 May 2014, Anne Siebert participated in a workshop on 'Africa Today' at Bahnhof Langendreer in Bochum, where she presented "Von Zumas Südafrika bis Musevenis Uganda" (From Zuma's South Africa to Museveni's Uganda).