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4th Intake Completed Their Master Studies

Congratulations to our forth intake of Afghan lecturers who completed their Master studies in Economics and Management at RUB. On 27 February 2017 they received their certificates. The festive graduation ceremony took place at the IEE and was joint by Prof. Farooqi, Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor Minister to the President of Afghanistan, as well as Mr. Balakarzai, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education. Furthermore, Mr. Ariyaee from the Afghan Embassy in Berlin took part in the ceremony. All of the 15 lecturers from different Afghan universities are now back in Afghanistan and teach at their home universities. The programme was funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Graduation photo

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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Afghan Lecturers Graduated from the Bachelor Upgrading Programme

Congratulations to 24 Afghan lecturers – the largest group yet – from the Universities of Nangarhar, Herat, Faryab, Samangan, Bamyan, Khost, Kunduz, Paktia, Kandahar and Kabul who completed the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at RUB. On 6 March 2015 they received the certificates.

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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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Bachelor Upgrading Programme: New Group Arrived

Finally, on 24 March 2014, after some delay the IEE was very happy to welcome a new group of 24 participants – the largest group yet – in the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at Ruhr Universität Bochum. The Bachelor Upgrading Programme at RUB started in 2004 and since then, the IEE has hosted about one hundred lecturers from thirteen different universities all over Afghanistan. The programme, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) aims to improve the standards of teaching in Afghanistan by providing training and teaching economics to young lecturers.

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28 Afghan Lecturers Graduated

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.

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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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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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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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