On May 28, 2014 the members of Cluster 1 and other interested IEE members met for a workshop on "The Comparative Method" hosted by Dr. Meik Nowak. The workshop provided an overview of comparative approaches in research and gave the participants insights into how they could use different kinds of comparison to structure their research. Further interdisciplinary workshops on methodological issues are planned for this year.
The new EUSA_ID project is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.
"Development Challenges in a Changing Context of Global Cooperation" - under this title this year's UAMR Development Day took place November 04, 2013 at Campus Duisburg.
Our student Carlos Villela Zavala from Honduras (grant holder of the RUB Research School) has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.) in International Development Studies (IDS) with a grade of 'summa cum laude'.
After three intense semesters of studying at the RUB and four months of field research in Afghanistan, on 27 September 2013, twenty-eight Afghan lecturers from the Universities of Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Khost and Nangarhar earned their Master degree in Management and Economics.
DAAD Student Samson Lembani from Malawi has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.) in International Development Studies (IDS). He received a DAAD-funded scholarship of the South African-German Centre for Development Research for his doctoral studies.
Davison Muchadenyika, one of our students in the MA of Development Management programme at Cape Town, contributed a chapter to a newly published book on Zimbabwe.
After successful defense of his PhD thesis on Wednesday, 17th July 2013, Abate Mekuriaw Bizuneh from Ethiopia has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
What is Recycling, Freecycling and how to reduce waste to conserve environment? How can we preserve and share food? These themes were presented in one of the sub projects of "International Garden and Nature" on the Night of Industrial Culture (i.e. ExtraSchicht) at the Botanical Garden of the RUB by two IEE members.