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  • Report on Dan Hawkins, member of the ICDD research group Decent Work in Global Agricultural Production Systems
  • CfAInternational 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)
    Lejos del hogar por escasez de trabajo. Read the article (in Spanish): Dario de Yucatan from 07.11.2017
  • 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
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad presented a solar-based milk chiller the university had developed, to pasteurize and preserve milk and prevent losses in the agriculture sector. Read article here.
  • Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Edward Webster: Wits University has awarded Professor Webster an Honorary Doctorate in Literature for his scholarly contributions, commitment and advancement of democracy through labour activism and nurturing several generations of leading labour sociologists.
  • Why every generation of students must find, fulfil or betray its mission - article in "The Conversation", by Edward Webster
  • 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.
  • 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
  • ICDD partner in New York Times: My South African University Is on Fire
  • Article about the 1st exceed conference in Berlin, Germany - "DAAD AKTUELL"
  • Pictures and News about the ICDD Summer Course in Mérida - Webpage of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan.
  • European Summer Institute (ESI) - Article in public online, University of Kassel, July 2016.
  • Prof. Ganeshaiah researching in Witzenhausen - article in HNA, 03 June 2016
  • "Passions Run High in Pakistan" - article from, section 'International Agricultural Development'
  • 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) (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)
  • 5 February 2016 - ZDF heute: Wie sieht die Banane der Zukunft aus? Internationale Obstmesse - ZDF Beitrag. 14 January 2016: Wie tickt die Megastadt? Wissenschaftler wollen Auswirkung von Städtewachstum auf Umland erforschen - HNA-Artikel über Andreas Bürkert & Ellen Hoffmann
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Exzellenz für Entwicklung: Pressemitteilung des BMZ.
  • 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.