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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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IEE Member at International Uplands Symposium, Hanoi

2010-07 Shakya IEE staff member Dr. Martina Shakya participated in the international symposium "Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia". The conference, which was organized by the Uplands Program (SFB 564) of Hohenheim University and Hanoi University of Agriculture, took place in Hanoi from 21-23 July 2010. At the symposium, Dr. Shakya presented a paper on "The impact of non-farm economic activities on risk and vulnerability in remote mountain regions: The case of tourism".

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Alumni View on the Fifa World Cup 2010 in South Africa (1)

Living in South Africa during the World Cup / by Carolin Gomulia

2010-06 WC1

It is difficult to describe life in South Africa during the World Cup. The official slogan 'feel it, it is here' captures it all. You can feel it everywhere. The newspapers are full of World Cup articles and opadds. There is no shop, restaurant and street without World Cup branding. I had a good laugh when I read Peter Davis' "Open letter to our foreign media friends". It is hilarious how he addressed journalists who before the World Cup saw a civil war coming upon South Africa and painting a picture of tourists being robbed and mugged at every corner. Reconciling he states at the end to just get out there and experience what is happening.

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The IEE Welcomes a New Intake of MADM Students from around the World

Dr. Gabriele Baecker, Executive Director of the IEE, officially opened the new Master of Arts in Development Management (MA DM) intake in Cape Town on May 3, 2010. The Master of Arts in Development Management intake consists of nineteen students from twelve countries around the world. Four students of the current intake receive a scholarship from the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice.

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Dialogue Forum on Security, Reconstruction and Development in Afghanistan

Together with the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University, the IEE hosted a dialogue forum on "Security, Reconstruction and Alternative Development Options for Afghanistan" at the RUB on 5 May 2010.

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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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