Steering Comittee

Steering Comittee

The Steering Comittee of the DRD cosists of two members of the Insitute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr-University Bochum and two members of the University of the Western Cape and acts as decision making body. It is supported by two academic coordinators, one on the German and one on the South African side.


Kick-off meeting 2008 (left to right.): Prof. John Bardill (UWC), Prof. Wilhelm Löwenstein (IEE), Monika Sprung (RUB), Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (IEE), Prof. Pieter Le Roux (UWC), Allan Roman (UWC) and Prof. Elmar Weiler (Rektor der RUB)

Professor Dr. Löwenstein


Director Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB

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Dr. Gabriele Bäcker


Executive director Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB

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Professor Julian May


Director Institute for Social Development, UWC

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Professor Chris Tapscott


Director of the School of Government, UW

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Latest News

The Call for applications for the intake 2018 expired on 31 July 2017. The new Call for the intake 2019 will be published mid April 2018.

Only applications sent during an open Call are eligible. So please don´t send any applications until the new Call will be open in 2018.

For South African Students the National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers In-country Masters and Doctoral scholarships for postgraduate studies at South African Universities.

South African applicants for Master and PhD studies at the South African - German Centre for Development Research are encouraged to apply for such a scholarship parallel to their application at CDR.

For more information please have a look here.

The deadline for joint DAAD/NRF scholarships is already 28 July 2017.