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.).
After successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Friday, July 10, 2015, IEE research fellow Elkhan Sadik-Zada from Baku, Azerbaijan, has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).
On 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".
The project proposal "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development in the Middle East" has been approved for funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
After successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Thursday, December 18, 2014, Farah Asif from Sialkot, Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).
The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), University of Rotterdam, sign a Partnership Agreement for a Joint PhD Programme.
On 16 October 2014, Professor Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Professor Leo de Haan (Rector of ISS) signed a Partnership Agreement establishing a joint PhD programme.
After successful defense of her PhD thesis on Thursday, 30th October 2014, Syeda Tamkeen Fatima from Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
On 15 July 2015, Alphonce Omolo from Kenia has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Dr. phil.) at the Faculty for Philosophy and Educational Research at RUB in the field of Comparative Education. During his studies at RUB Alphonce Omolo was a member of the PhD Programme in International Development Studies (PhD IDS).
It was the first time that the innovative course, developed by the Harvard Business School, was launched by the working group for Urban and Regional Economy at the Geographical Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum. An interdisciplinary group of students discussed case studies on competiveness of several countries and regions, companies and their regional concentration in so-called clusters. Mohamed Dawude Temory, Lesley Hope and Anne Siebert gave a presentation on the case of ‘The Afghan Carpet Cluster’ and will submit their working paper soon.
On 10 March 2014, Silas Udahemuka from Rwanda 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.