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Mr. Adamon Mukasa (IOB alumnus, MSc. Governance and
Development, 2010-11), has successfully defended his PhD dissertatin
entitled ‘Empirical essays on the economics of food price shocks:
Evidence from Uganda’ and obtained a PhD in Economics and
Management, University of Trento, Italy.
Mr. Ha Minh Tri (IOB researcher), has successfully defended his PhD
dissertation entitled ‘An analysis of influence of evaluation in the
context of socio-economic development plan (SEDP) implementation
in Vietnam - The case of Hai lang district, Quang Tri province” and
obtained a PhD in Development Studies from IOB, University of
Meet and greet Burundi:
On 8 February 2015, a meet and greet session was hosted
by Prof. Vandeginste at the hotel La Palmeraie in Bujumbura allowing old friends to meet again and reminisce!
Meherun Shikha (IOB alumna, Governance and Development, 201314) currently working as a research associate at the Centre for Policy
Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh, provides food for thought with her
article ‘A Step Toward Solving the South Asian Water Crisis’ in the
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Stefanie Deschepper (IOB alumna, Globalization and Development,
2012-13) currently working at the Belgian Technical Cooperation in
Palestine wrote a blog on ‘Gender in the Palestinian Territories’
Adityo P Ramadhan (IOB alumnus, Governance and Development,
2011-12) has published an article on Health workers absenteeism:
Indonesia urban public health centres in the Journal of Public Health
About seven weeks later, on Friday 27 March
2015, another meet and greet session was
hosted by Dr. Bert Ingelaere in Hotel Umubano,
in Kigali for the Rwandese alumni. Here too, it
was a happy reunion!
During the spring of 2015, IOB was evaluated by an external visitation commission twice, once for the
accreditation of its master programmes and once for the Evaluation of the Management Agreement
with the Flemish Community, which funds IOB. In both cases, the commission of external evaluators
wanted to talk to all relevant stakeholders, including current students and alumni. Therefore several
students and alumni kindly agreed to feature in the students and alumni panel for both evaluations.
Thank you for your participation!
We had a nice evening at Kassa 4 … and two positive evaluations out of it!
IDPM versus IDPM
On 29 April some 60 students from the Institute of Development
Policy and Management (IDPM) from the University of Manchester
came to visit IOB. Three parallel sessions on development/management oriented topics were organized and students could choose
which one to attend. The apotheosis, however, was the soccer game
IDPM versus IOB. The victory was ours (so overwhelmingly we even
lost track of the score!) But most importantly it was a lot of fun!
Another big thank you goes out to the almost 300 IOB alumni
who participated in our online survey.
The full report is available online.
In a nutshell, with regard to alumni opinions of their IOB
education, the survey shows very positive results. An
overwhelming majority of the alumni (92 percent) are satisfi Y