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The current edition of the IEE Newsletter comes at a festive time, with the Ruhr-University Bochum celebrating its 50th anniversary. While the Ruhr-University looks back at five decades, it is time again for us to look at the activities of the past six months, which encompass, inter alia, the start of a new intake of the PhD IDS, the start of a new cooperation at PhD level, and a summer school of the MADM in Cape Town. In addition, read about the experiences of one of our MADM students during an internship at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; a walk down memory lane by Faustine Wabwire, one of our alumni; and what an IEE alumnus and a current student from Nepal, and a staff member with family ties to Nepal report from the earthquake-shaken country and how the reconstruction of the country can be supported. Enjoy the read!

MADM: Summer School in Cape Town

In January the Bochum and the Cape Town group of the current MADM intake met in Cape Town for the second summer school. MADM student Mariamelia Abellan Perez from Costa Rica shares her experience of the summer school.

MADM: Experiences during an Internship at the BMZ

From February to May the MADM students of the Bochum group went as interns to various organisations working in the field of development cooperation. MADM student Franziska Lammers gives an account of her time at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation.

News: Earthquake Desaster in Nepal

IEE alumnus Sanjay Gorkhali, current MADM student Rajeev K.C. and IEE research fellow Martina Shakya give a personal account of their experience of the earthquake disaster in Nepal.


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