Press Releases & News Related to the ICDD


  • 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. To see her poster follow this link. To read the press release of University of Kassel follow this link.

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

News Archive


  • 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

  • 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