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The participating institutions are engaged in a range of different research projects which vary both in their disciplinary background, their theoretical and methodological orientation, their empirical references, and in the type of research itself, starting from individual PhD projects to collaborative research programmes involving different research partners and sometimes also extending beyond the confines of the UA Ruhr.

Development research in the UA Ruhr Graduate Centre is particularly concentrated in a number of key themes and topics which are covered in the following six clusters

Research Area 1

Research Area 2

Research Area 3

Research Area 4

Research Area 5

Research Area 6

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy Institute of Political Science Institute for Development and Peace