Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) Since winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy has been offering an international English-language PhD programme in International Development Studies. It is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.
The PhD in International Development Studies is an interdis-ciplinary, structured programme. It is offered by the IEE in collaboration with the Faculties of Geosciences (Geography Department), Law Science, Social Sciences and Economics. Besides working on their individual research projects partici-pants have to attend a variety of compulsory lectures and seminars, including: • Lecture cycle „International Development” • Economic Perspectives of Development • Social Science Perspectives of Development • Empirical Methods and Statistical Analyses
Seminars and workshops aimed at the training of key aca-demic competencies complement the program. Regular presentation and discussion of individual research projects is part of the IEE Research Cluster Meetings, which are attended by IEE research fellows, PhD candidates and their supervisors.
The application deadline is 30th April every year.