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Former MADM student Chifundo Patience Chilera has been named one of 26 Africa's Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders

We are very proud of our former MADM student Chifundo Patience Chilera, who has been named one of 26 Africa's Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders by the Moremi Initiative for Women Leadership in Africa. As a 2015 Fellow, she will be attending the Moremi Initiative Leadership, Empowerment and Development Institute hosted jointly with the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, this July.

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Meeting with Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

2015-04 KarzaiOn Monday, 20 April 2015, our students had the chance to meet the former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. He was invited to Bochum for the discussion forum ‘Challenges in Afghanistan, Situation at the Hindu Kush, Global Terrorism and the Role of Germany in the World’.

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Two Interviews Published by IEE Member

KnoblichRecently, IEE Research Fellow Ruth Knoblich published two interviews on Theory Talks:

Theory Talk #67:
Dirk Messner on the dynamics of global change and the significance of international science and technology cooperation in the post-Western world (Jan. 30, 2015)
http://www.theory-talks.org/2015/01/theory-talk-67_30.html

Theory Talk #68:
Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix: 'How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems' (March 11, 2015)
http://www.theory-talks.org/2015/03/theory-talk-68.html

Successful Accreditation for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

BeierVilmondes-AlvesThe Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and in particular Research Cluster 2 successfully registered to take part in the Habitat III preparatory process of UN Habitat. On behalf of Research Cluster 2, which has a thematic focus on Housing and Urbanization, Mariana Vilmondes and Raffael Beier attended the second session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III in Nairobi in April 2015.

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Afghan Lecturers Graduated from the Bachelor Upgrading Programme

Congratulations to 24 Afghan lecturers – the largest group yet – from the Universities of Nangarhar, Herat, Faryab, Samangan, Bamyan, Khost, Kunduz, Paktia, Kandahar and Kabul who completed the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at RUB. On 6 March 2015 they received the certificates.

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Approval of Funding for German-Arab Joint Research, Training and Networking Programme

The project proposal "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development in the Middle East" has been approved for funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Approval of Funding for German-Arab Joint Research, Training and Networking Programme

The project proposal "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development in the Middle East" has been approved for funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Congratulations Dr. Asif!

After successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Thursday, December 18, 2014, Farah Asif from Sialkot, Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).

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Approval of Funding for Joint UA Ruhr GC Research Project

The project entitled "Political authority in transnational governance arrangements: Regulation through public and private labour, social and environmental standards in the Asian textile and apparel industry" is the first research project under the umbrella of the UA-Ruhr Graduate Center to receive third-party funding. From the IEE, Markus Kaltenborn and Johannes Norpoth are part of the team of researchers. Read more about the interdisciplinary project funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) at the Mercator Foundation on the website of the UA-Ruhr Graduate Center.

Getting ready to work in development cooperation

2014-12 SummerschoolThe DAAD Millenium Express Newsletter published an article about the Development Management Summer School in Bochum. Read the full article on the DAAD website:

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