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Members of the PhD IDS Participated Successfully in the Class ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness’

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.

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Congratulations Dr. Udahemuka!

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.

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Congratulations Dr. Villela Zavala!

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'.

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Congratulations Dr. Samson Lembani!

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.

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Congratulations Dr. Mekuriaw Bizuneh!

After successful defense of his PhD thesis on Wednesday, 17th July 2013, Abate Mekuriaw Bizuneh from Ethiopia has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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Congratulations Dr. Lembani!

After successful defense of her PhD thesis on Friday, 21st June 2013, Martina Lembani from Malawi has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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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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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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Congratulations to Doctor Fanta!

After successful defense of his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 17th January 2012, Elias Gebreselassie Fanta from Ethiopia has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) He is the fourth graduate of the International Development Studies Doctoral Programme and at the same time the second scholarship holder of the Development Research Division of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice who completed his PhD.

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Congratulations Dr. Tsodzo!

The IEE compliments Dr. Charlton Tsodzo, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 20th December 2011. He is the first graduate of the International Development Studies Doctoral Programme of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice!

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