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Kick-Off of the German-Arab Joint PhD

After a first preparatory meeting in June 2015, the 4th PhD Conference also marked the actual starting point of the new German-Arab Joint-PhD Programme "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction, and Sustainable Development in the Middle East.”

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4th PhD Conference on International Development

On 24th and 25th September 2015, the IEE hosted the 4th PhD Conference on International Development. Together with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, NL, and our partners in the UA-Ruhr Graduate Centre, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP) at University Duisburg-Essen the IEE has initiated the annual PhD Conferences in 2012.

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Congratulations Dr. Biira!

After successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Catherine Promise Biira from Gayaza, Uganda has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).

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Congratulations Dr. Zada!

After successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Friday, July 10, 2015, IEE research fellow Elkhan Richard Zada has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).

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Congratulations Dr. Addis!

2015-08 AddisOn June 3, 2015, PhD IDS associate member Annalisa Addis from Italy has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) for her thesis on "Linking Huminatarian and Development Action in Ethiopia".

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Paper on Afghan Carpet Cluster by PhD IDS Students Made it to the Top-15 in Harvard Business School Competition

2015-07 Temory-Lesley-AnneLesley Hope, Mohamed Dawude Temory, and Anne Siebert participated in the innovative course ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness: A Case Study Approach to Economic Development’ offered by Prof. Matthias Kiese and Julian Kahl (RUB, Institute of Geography, Urban and Regional Economics) last year. The course was developed by leading management professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School. It is built around case studies on the competitiveness of countries, regions and firms, as well as their spatial concentration in so-called clusters.

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Britta Niklas Presentation (9th AAWE Conference Mendoza)

2015-07 BrittaNiklas YoutubeNiklasAAWE 9th Annual Conference 2015
in Mendoza, Argentina
(May 26-30, 2015)


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)

Theory Talk #68:
Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix: 'How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems' (March 11, 2015)