Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) was established in 1966, only four years after the founding of the RUB. It is an interdisciplinary-orientated, central academic institution at Ruhr-University Bochum with regional focuses on Sub-Sahara Africa and Central Asia. The research and teaching activities of the Institute take a social scientific approach and make a substantial contribution to the contextual orientation of the division.


Since winter 2000, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy offers an international English-language programme Master of Arts in Development Management. The program is also offerd at UWC since May 2002, first as part of the DAAD initiative "German Programs of Study Abroad" and now as part of the Development Research Division of the DAAD-funded "South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice".

The IEE runs the international English-language programme PhD in International Development Studies. The PhD IDS started in 2007 and is implemented on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics.

In addition, the IEE has been active in supporting the reconstruction of the faculties of Economics and Business Administration at universities in Afghanistan.

Latest News

The new Call for scholarship applications is now OPEN!

The new Call for scholarship applications for the intake 2021 is now OPEN! Applications are only possible via an online application form.

All applications via email or hardcopy are not eligible.

The online application form is available in the "How to apply" sections of each Programme!

Please understand that we don't have the capacity to answer those questions via email, that can be answered by reading the Call text on the Website carefully. So please refer first to the information given in the "How to apply sections" of each Programme, before asking questions via email.

RUB Management visited SA-GER CDR

Accompanied by DAAD’s secretary general, Dr. Dorothea Rüland, RUB’s Rector, Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich and Chancellor, Dr. Christina Reinhardt, visited the DAAD funded South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) as part of an information visit of management members of German universities.

At CDR they met our DAAD lecturer Ruth Knoblich, CDR steering committee member Prof. Julian May as well as further staff members and Alumni of the centre.

Contact Details South Africa

School of Government, University of the Western Cape

Robert Sobukwe Road
Cape Town, 7535, South Africa
Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535
Republic of South Africa
Tel: 002721/959 3858

Contact Details Germany

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr-University Bochum

Universitätsstr. 105
Room 2.04
D-44789 Bochum, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)234 / 32-22418, -22243
Fax: +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294
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