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Celebration of 10 Years of Cooperation

On Friday, 8 February 2013, the Institute of Development Research and Development Pollicy (IEE) of Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the School of Government (SoG) and Institute for Social Development (ISD) of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) celebrated "10 Years of Cooperation" at the UWC in Cape Town/South Africa.

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Doing Field Research in Afghanistan - a Personal Account

2013-02 AziziMy name is Kawoon Azizi. I am assistant lecturer at the Economics Faculty of Nangarhar University (Afghanistan). Since 2011, I am also a student in the MSc in Management and Economics program at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). Currently, I am conducting the field research for my Master thesis in Afghanistan, which is a compulsory part of my studies at RUB.

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Prof. Dr. Löwenstein Appointed Vice Rector

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Managing Director of the IEE, has been appointed as Vice-Rector Planning, Structure and Finance of Ruhr-University Bochum in December 2012.

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Congratulations Dr. Wondimagegnhu!

After successful defense of his PhD thesis on Monday, 28th January 2013, Beneberu Assefa Wondimagegnhu from Ethiopia has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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Bachelor Upgrading for Afghan Lecturers: New Group Arrived

The IEE is happy to welcome eleven new participants of the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics to Bochum!

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PhD IDS Student Selected Member of AGGN

Silas Udahemuka, participant of the PhD in International Development Studies and scholarship holder of the Development Research Division of the South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice, has been selected as a new member of the African Good Governance Network (AGGN).

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IEE Executive Director Dr. Baecker on YouTube

During the 25th Anniversary Conference 'Paths of Change: Development through Education' of the DAAD Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries, Dr. Gabriele Baecker, Executive Director of the IEE, talked about 10 years of experience with the MA in Development Management programme.

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Afghan Master Students Leaving for Field Research

With lots of luggage and happy faces, the 30 Afghan Master students in the MSc in Management and Economics program at RUB just left for four months of field research in their home country.

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Afghan Minister of Higher Education visits the RUB

On 15 November 2012, the Afghan Minister of Higher Education, HE Prof. Dr. Obaidullah Obaid, visited the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). The Minister informed himself about the state of the on-going cooperation programmes between the RUB and Afghan Faculties of Management and Economics, as well as between the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE), RUB and the University of Kabul in the field of German studies and German language training.

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New Group of MADM Students Started in Bochum

For 17 out of the 27 new master students of the MADM programme, the German-language course in Bochum has started. On Monday 6th of August the group got together with their teacher Illa Hammann for the first time. After a small reception at the institute, staff members of the IEE offered a campus tour for the new students.

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