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Congratulations to Our New Graduates!

On 3 March 2010, 18 students representing 13 countries from around the world graduated with a Master in Development Management from the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Congratulations to all new graduates!

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Milestone Achieved in the Academic Reconstruction of Afghanistan

2010-02 PinkwartOn 26 February 2010, the RUB celebrated the graduation of 17 Afghan Masters of Science in Management and Economics in the presence of the Science Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Prof. Andreas Pinkwart. After the graduation ceremony, the exhibition "Türme des Wissens" on Afghan national identity and history (1747-1973) was opened at the University Library of the RUB.

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New Masters graduated

On 10 December 2009, thirteen new Masters in Development Management graduated from the Bochum Programme in Development Management at the University of the Western Cape.

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Workshop on the Global Financial Crisis in Zomba, Malawi

On October 29th, 2009, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Malawi held a workshop on the Global Financial Crisis in Zomba, Malawi. The broad interest in this subject was reflected by the number of participants. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed the global effects of the economic crisis as well as the effects on the Malawian economy.

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"Wilhelm-Hollenberg-Preis" for Dr. Katja Serova

Dr. Katja Serova, former staff member of the IEE and still cooperating with us, has been awarded the Wilhelm-Hollenberg Prize for her PhD Thesis "Die Modellierung der Migration auf Makroebene: Theoretische Analyse und Fallstudie der Auswanderung aus der Republik Südafrika".

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More scholarships for the MADM Bochum

For the 2010 intake of the MA in Development Management 5 additional scholarships are available for students from developing countries. Scholarships are awarded by Ruhr-University Bochum and financed through the "Landesstipendienprogramm" of the MIWFT of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

DAAD Centre of Excellence opened in South Africa

The South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice was officially opened in Cape Town on 2 April. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave the keynote speech. The Centre in Cape Town offers study courses in development research and criminal justice.

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Habemus Doctores!

Tobias Bidlingmaier and Sanjay Gorkhali completed their doctoral studies with the disputation of 2 February 2009. Congratulations!

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