PhD; Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB ) offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies administered by IOB and granted by the University of Antwerp. IOB in addition cooperates with the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences (FAES) and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FPSC) at the university of Antwerp to offer disciplinary PhD programmes in the field of development.
The IOB PhD programme is related to the research agenda of IOB and its four research lines (Conditional Finance for Development (CFD); International Markets for the Poor (IMP); Local Institutions for/in Development (LID);State, Economy and Society (SES)).
Inevitably, IOB can only offer high quality guidance to a limited number of PhD-students and therefore adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications.
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium