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Agreement on Academic Co-operation with the UNIMA Was Signed!

One of the goals of the Development Research Division of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice is to establish new co-operations with universities in Sub-Sahara Africa outside South Africa itself for strengthening the regional impact of the centre activities.

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DAAD Network Meeting in Cape Town

From 26 - 30 January 2011, the South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice hosted the network meeting of the DAAD centres of excellence. On 27 January 2011, the opening ceremony of the meeting took place on UWC campus. Speakers were, inter alia, Mrs. Naledi Grace Mandisa Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, Government of South Africa. As part of the network meeting PhD scholarship holders of the centres of excellence presented their research projects on Wednesday, 26 January.

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Workshop "Perspectives on Aid Effectiveness" in Harare, Zimbabwe, 07 October 2010

On October 07th, 2010, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Zimbabwe held a workshop on perspectives on aid effectiveness in Harare, Zimbabwe. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed different views on aid effectiveness.

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International Tourism Conference in Oman

IEE research fellow Dr. Martina Shakya attended the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in Muscat from 10-12 October 2010 as a speaker and panelist. During a session on "Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources," Martina spoke about the links between tourism, rural development and human capital, drawing on her research results from Nepal.

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Representatives of the DRD Meet Cooperation Partners in Zomba, Malawi

In the framework of the cooperation project with the University of Malawi, representatives of the Development Research Division of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice visited the Chancellor College in Zomba, Malawi on October 3, 2010. Both parties agreed that the already well established cooperation arrangements need to be expanded and intensified in the near future.

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PhD Student Organizes Panel at Next International Studies Conference in Montreal

IEE's PhD student Jan-Frederik Kremer and Maximilian Mayer, research fellow at the Center for Global Studies, University of Bonn, successfully passed the review-process for the next yearly conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) with their panel proposal and paper contributions. Together they will chair the panel "Global Power Shift: Theoretical Perspectives and Approaches" at the most renowned conference for international politics and international relations in the U.S. and Canada. The panel will contain paper presentations from high ranking scholars coming from China, Turkey, the U.S., and Germany.

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MADM 2010-2012 and 9th Development Management Summer School Opened

Ten years after the first launch of the Master's programme in Development Management, the 2010 intake of the MA in Development Management Programme in Bochum and the 9th Development Management Summer School has been opened on Monday, 13 September 2010.

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The PhD IDS Goes Europe - DAAD Promotes Internationalization of Doctoral Studies

The DAAD will provide support for further internationalization of doctoral studies at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr-University Bochum. The funds are made available by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Bochum Group of MADM Intake 2010 Started German-Language Classes

16 of the 26 new students of the Bochum group of the MA in Development Management course 2010 - 2012 arrived safely and started the intensive German-language course on Monday, 2 August 2010.

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Alumni View on the Fifa World Cup 2010 in South Africa (2)

Ke Nako - This time for Africa! / by Dayana Dreke

2010-07 WC1

Colourful country flags and sonorous vuvuzelas, sunshine and blue winter sky, new streets, hotels and safe public places, as well as an impressive new stadium and a fanzone full of excited people from all over the world. Wamkelekile iKapa (Welcome to Cape Town)! How lucky were we to experience the first FIFA World Cup on African soil in one, if not the most beautiful city in the world!

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