Institutions

Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

The Institute for Social Development (ISD) is a well-established research institute accommodated in the School of Government at the UWC that provides a long-standing and successful postgraduate programme in Development Studies. The emphasis of the research undertaken and courses offered is on the social and economic challenges which developing countries have to meet in order to transform successfully. Since the 1980s close to 1000 students have completed post-graduate degrees with the ISD, many of whom are now in leading positions in the field of development in South Africa.

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Annually about 50 students from 15-20 different countries register for the Honours and Masters programmes in Development Studies. These courses are designed for those planning a career in the field of economic and social development as policy-makers, activists, administrators, developers, researchers or teachers at universities.

ISD and SOG together have a long standing collaboration in the Masters degree programme with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at the Ruhr University Bochum, and this is to be expanded through the establishment of the South African German Centre for Development Research.

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The Call for scholarship applications for the intake 2020 is now open!

The Call for scholarship applications for the intake 2020 is now open until 30th June 2019.

The information on "How to apply" for the Master in Development Studies, the Master in Public Administration and the respective PhD options can be found in the respective "How to apply" sections of each programme. Applications can only be submitted by using the online application form, which is as well available in the respective "How to apply" sections. Applications via hardcopy or email are not eligible.

Visit of two members of the German Federal Parliament and the Consul General at the SA-GER CDR

On 7th February the two members of the “German Federal Parliament”, Ulla Schmidt und Dagmar Freitag, who stayed in South Africa for taking part in the 2019 State of the Nation Address by the South African President Cyral Ramaphosa, used the opportunity to as well visit two DAAD funded Centres of Excellence in Cape Town together with the Consul General Matthias Hansen.They first visited the African Institute for Mathematical Studies (AIMS) in Muizenberg and afterwards the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR).

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Contact Details South Africa

School of Government, University of the Western Cape



Address:
Robert Sobukwe Road
Bellville
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


Address:
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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Website: www.development-research.org