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IEE and ISS Sign Partnership Agreement

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), University of Rotterdam, sign a Partnership Agreement for a Joint PhD Programme.

On 16 October 2014, Professor Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Professor Leo de Haan (Rector of ISS) signed a Partnership Agreement establishing a joint PhD programme.

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Congratulations Dr. Thürer!

After defense of his doctoral thesis on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, IEE member Tobias Thürer was awarded the degree of a Doctor (Dr. rer. oec.) of the Faculty of Economics at RUB.

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Congratulations Dr. Fatima!

After successful defense of her PhD thesis on Thursday, 30th October 2014, Syeda Tamkeen Fatima from Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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Urban Food Plus Summer School in Tamale, Ghana

This year’s Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban Food Plus (UFP) took place from 30 September to 5 October 2014 in Tamale, Ghana. The Summer School was hosted by the University for Development Studies (UDS), one of the African partners within the UFP project that aims at enhancing resource use efficiency and improving food security in urban and peri-urban agriculture of West African cities. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen and Lesley Hope attended the Summer School on behalf of the IEE, which is implementing one sub-project of UFP.

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Iliso Youth Choir in Bochum: moving voices and performances

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During the last week of September, several musical performances of the Iliso Youth Choir from Khayelitsha, Cape Town electrified the audience in Bochum. For most of the young people it was the first time abroad. Vivian Zilo, the founder of Iliso Care Society, accompanied the group. Besides their highly moving performances, the choir members gave an insight into life in a township and introduced the activities of the Iliso Care Society.

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New Group of Afghan Master Students in Bochum

A new group from Afghanistan, aiming for a Master of Science in Management and Economics, has finally arrived at Bochum. The complete IEE Staff was absolutely delighted to welcome the MSc group once again at RUB. All the lecturers participating in the MSc in Management and Economics completed one of the past editions of the Bachelor Upgrading at RUB.

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Two MA Graduations in Development Studies

Joyce Njeri Marangu from Kenya and Clement Mensah from Ghana graduated from the MA in Development Studies of UWC on 19 September 2014. Congratulations to both of you!

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Congratulations to Dr. Alatinga and Dr. Serwajja!

Kennedy Alatinga from Ghana and Eria Serwajja from Uganda, both scholarship holders of the South African - German Centre for Development Research, have been awarded their PhDs. Congratulations to both of you!

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Trip of the Iliso Youth Choir to Bochum from 20 to 28 September 2014

Highly Moving Performances and Events

From Saturday onwards the IEE welcomes the Iliso Youth Choir from Khayelitsha, Cape Town in Bochum. The IEE wants to invite a broad audience to enjoy the powerful music, to get an impression of social work in a township and of the motivation behind such important work.

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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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