News Archive


News Archive


  • CfA: Scholarships for an exchange semester at the IdAES of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires / Argentina for WiSe 2020/2021

  • CfA: 2020 GLU Masters Programmes “Social Economy and Labour” at UNICAMP, Brazil open for application

  • CfA: International Workshop on Green Energy Technologies - Opportunities and Challenges on October 29-30, 2019

  • CfA: GLU ENGAGE Programme „Union Rights, Policy and Practice: Training for Global Union Activists“ at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), starting in 2020

  • EANLAR Conference: Capacity building for Third Party Funded Research Projects in East Africa

  • GLU Africa Alumni in Harare

  • The second pilot training for the mid-level managers working in the Bangladeshi garment industry took place on the 26th and 27th of July

  • TV broadcasts on the climate crisis with ICDD Visiting Professor Vishwas Satgar

- Has the media narrative changed around climate change? (Al Jazeera English)

- Carbon emissions need to stop (Interview with eNCA, South Africa)

- South Africa is bracing for an electoral storm over the climate crisis (Real News, USA) Part I and Part II

  • 1st pilot workshop on training for mid-level managers started successfully in Dhaka on 28.06.2019

  • CfA: Erasmus + Scholarships for PhD study visits to UCC, Ghana

  • CfAs: MA Thesis Research Grant Program

  • The Brown Bag Seminar with ICDD Guest Professor Meenakshi Rajeev - "Crop Insurance in India: Where does it stand?"

  • Call for Abstracts: Tropentag 2019 - Conference Theme "Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management"

  • Christoph Scherrer's Talk
    April's theme: “Multinational corporations and increasing inequality: what are the effects on global agriculture production networks?”

  • Expert Workshop: “Developing a training concept for building sustainability-related capacity among mid-level managers in the Bangladesh garment industry”

  • Call for Papers: XIV Global Labour University Conference: Reflecting 100 years of ILO – Shaping the rules for a new century of labour

  • Call for Applications: Master of Arts (MA) in “Labour Policies and Globalisation” at the Berlin School of Economics and Law/University of Kassel in Germany


  • Program: Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey (Workshop)

  • Program: 25 Years Interdisciplinary Research at Tropenzentrum in Witzenhausen

  • ICDD Summer School 'Constructing Research Frameworks on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa's Policy Environment'

  • Rethinking Development Cooperation: Joint conference of exceed (Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

  • Call for Participation: Continuing the Struggle: The International Labor Organization (ILO) Centenary and the Future of Global Worker Rights

  • CfA: Global Labour University 2019 ENGAGE programme

  • CfA: CELA scholarships for research stays in Latin America

  • CfA: ICDD Postdoc Fellowships 2019

  • CfA: MA Thesis Research Grant Program

  • CfP: XIV Global Labour University Conference

  • Bundeskanzler-Scholarship for post-graduate scientist at ICDD

  • Exceed Conference mentioned at CIHLMU Center for International Health

  • For the book release of "Public Banks in the Age of Financialization" the authors Profs. Rajeev and Scherrer were invited to the State Level Banking Committee, Bengaluru, at the invitaiton of C.B.L. Narasimha Rao, General Manager of the Syndicate Bank. 16.07.2018. Photo.

  • The ICDD participated in the International Conference on Changing Contours of Women's Paid and Unpaid Work. Flyer. Publication.

  • Project kick-off meeting in Dhaka, October 2018: Developing a training concept for building sustainability-related capacity among managers in the Bangladeshi garment industry

  • Interview with Prof. Scherrer on Trump's trade policy: interview article, interview on 3sat: Trumps Strafzölle - US-Präsident Donald Trump macht ernst: Strafzölle von 25 Prozent auf Stahl, 10 Prozent auf Aluminium und Technologieprodukte aus China. Eine neue Runde im globalen Handelsstreit hat begonnen.

  • CfP: International conference on Changing Contours of Women's Work in India

  • CfA: MA Thesis Research Grant Program 2018 The ICDD offers four thesis research grants for students of Social Sciences and four thesis research grants for students of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel. 

  • CfA: WUS-Förderpreis 2018 - The World University Service is looking for graduates from German universities who have written bachelor or master theses (Bachelor, Diplom, Master, Staatsexamen) that relate to the Sustainable Development Goals of Migration, Flight, Human Right on Education, Global Learning, Education for Sustainable Development.

  • CfA: 2018 GLU Masters Programmes in India, U.S. and Germany - The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its Masters’ Programmes in Germany, India and the USA. The Masters’ programmes focus on policies for social justice including global governance, international labour standards, development, economics, trade and multinational enterprises. Trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter can apply for scholarships.

  • CfA: International Summer School 'Constructing Research Frameworks on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa’s Policy Environment' 2-14 April 2018 (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

  • CfA [german]: for three fully funded scholarships (including travel costs + 950€ every month) to spend the coming winter semester 2018/2019 (September-February) at Universidad de la Habana in Cuba.


  • Report on Dan Hawkins, member of the ICDD research group Decent Work in Global Agricultural Production Systems

  • CfA International Summer School 'Constructing Research Frameworks on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa’s Policy Environment' 2-14 April 2018 (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

  • East African Network of Learning of Administrators is growing up. University of Kassel article from 30.11.2017. (German)

  • Uady es sede de la Conferencia Internacional de la Red EXCEED. Read the article (in Spanish): Diario de Yucatan from 06.11.2017

  • Investigadores de 23 naciones abordan la salud, seguridad ocupacional y trabajo decente. Read the article (in Spanish): Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán from 06.11.2017

  • ICDD Postdoc Dr. Santosh Verma becomes assistant professor at TISS Hyderabad. Read the article (in German): Publik-Online from 07.06.17

  • Alumni Workshop with Syrian Refugees in Istanbul - full press release on the Website of the University of Kassel

  • Ela Bhatt presents the idea of building holistic, mutually beneficial communities in her new book "Anubandh"

  • ICDD PhD Halyna Semenyshyn won Poster Prize of the Universitätsgesellschaft Kassel e.V. 2016. To see her poster follow this link. List of previous recipients.

  • ICDD Postdoc Santosh Verma comments on the effect of the Indian governments withdrawal of 500 & 1000 rupee notes on farmers. See the article here.


  • Sumeet Mhaskar (ICDD Visiting Lecturer) on the ongoing political mobilisation in Western India: article in “The Wire”

  • Prof. Dr. Scherrer discussed the possibility of cooperation on labor issues with the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Siddique and Prof. Dr. Rahman,Chairman of DU Criminology Department. Press Release in Bengali Newspaper

  • European Summer Institute (ESI) - Article in public online, University of Kassel, July 2016.

  • Kassel is beautiful - bento-article about Kassel, being the most beautiful german city

  • Agreement and Conferences Cycle between Kassel University (Germany) and Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPRRP): As part of the efforts for internationalization of University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Piedras
    (UPRRP), a cycle of conferences on issues of international and global development, inequality, extractivism, social-labor polices, race and gender, and others will be held by professors and scientists from the University of Kassel in Germany from 29th to 31st march 2016. Read the full article.

  • Ela Bhatt guest professorship: A professorship to broaden perspectives - The Ela Bhatt guest professorship brings persons with many varying types of international experiences to the University of Kassel. News-Article on Kassel University.

  • 25.02.2016: "Rinea"-this project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 645809 over a period of 36 months (04/2015-03/2018) and will support the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on science, technology and innovation (STI)


  • Hörpunkt "Der Esel - eine Hommage an ein verkanntes Tier"/Homage to the donkey (radio program) - interview conducted by SRF (Swiss Radio & Television) - SRF radio interview (in German) with ICDD member Muhammad Tariq

  1. Transcription of the interview here
  2. Link to the whole story here

  • A learning adventure at Global Labour University: Article from Helen Russel (unionlearn): Helen Russell is the Trade Union Training Officer at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). She previously worked for UNISON and the NASUWT before returning to learning with the Global Labour University where she studied a Masters in Labour Policies and Globalisation. See her Article about Global Labour University here!

  • Artikel in "Forschung und Lehre" (German) - 10/2015 - Forschung in zeiten von TTIP und CETA - Christoph Scherrer & Eva Walther - see full article

  • Article in Huffington Post (German): "Willkommen, liebe Flüchtlinge, gut, dass ihr hier seid" -Christoph Scherrer, Director des International Center for Development and Decent Work Universität Kassel “… weil ich hoffe, dass ihr hier nach eurer langen gefährlichen Odyssee zur Ruhe kommen könnt. Den Studierenden unter euch wünsche ich ein Stipendium, damit eure Qualifikationen nicht verloren gehen, sondern gestärkt werden. Angesichts der vielen Konflikte in der Welt verstehe ich nicht die Selbsteinschätzung von Flüchtlingsgegnern, selbst nie flüchten zu müssen. 70 Jahre Frieden in Deutschland ist historisch eher die Ausnahme.” - See the full article.

  • ZEIT article about havens in Oman (German): Seit 3000 Jahren werden in der Wüste Omans Datteln und Weizen angebaut. Von dieser Kultur können wir lernen - falls sie jetzt nicht zerstört wird. Read the Article (German)


  • KANN ENTWICKLUNG NACHHALTIG SEIN? Artikel in publik online zum ICDD PhD workshop,  1. - 8. März 2014

  • TV-Interview with Prof. Scherrer on Transatlantic Freetrade


  • Video Clip von Yucatán TV über den PhD Workshop - Merida, Mexico 2013


  • "Globalisation and Labour: A View from the South." by Bhowmik, S. The Presentation took place on 02.05.2012 at the ICDD.

  • Overcoming Social Insecurity in the Global South, a presentation of South-South research. Two presentations were held, the first by Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer (ICDD): “An introduction to the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)”, and the second was a joint contribution by Prof. Dr. Sharit Bhowmik (TISS) and Prof. Dr. Edward Webster (WITS): “Reducing Social Insecurity through Social protection - Lessons from India and South Africa.” Both presentations were held on June 16, 2011 at the Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik - German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn.

  • “What are the causes of the current state of the labour market?” by Prof. Dr. Sakhela Buhlungu. The presentation was held on November 10, 2011 within the context of the CCMA-facilitated 15 Anniversary Think Tank “The state of the South African Labour Market … Looking back and Looking forward” at the Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
  • 04.05.2011: Joint seminar on topics in tropical and subtropical agriculture and forestry and on development and decent work "Developing community forest gardens for conservation in situ of agrodiversity in Yucatan". Presentation by Prof. Dr. Juan José Jimenez Osorino, ICDD Ela Bhatt Guest professor, founder of the interdisciplinary research institute Protrópico, Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mexico

  • Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD): Pressemitteilung DAAD.

  • Menschenwürdige Arbeit für alle: Universität Kassel eröffnet Internationales Zentrum. Das International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) und wird eröffnet: Pressemitteilung der Uni Kassel 40/10 – 12. April 2010 (not available anymore). Chronik Universität Kassel - 2010.