The members of Research Cluster 3 organized a three-days methodological workshop on Econometrics which was opened for interested researchers from all clusters. The workshop took place from March 24 to March 26. Instructor of the workshop was Sebastian Beil from the Ruhr-University Bochum.
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.