DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations
DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations started as an interfaculty and interdisciplinary research unit undertaking research and postgraduate teaching in the field of development and international relations. Its origin as an academic unit began in 1982. In 1995, DIR evolved into an interdisciplinary research centre to promote knowledge production on problems and challenges that enable critical contribution to enhancing the aspirations.
The uniqueness of DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations, both in research and teaching, lies in the combination of two interdisciplinary fields - development studies and international relations – that engender critical enquiry, critical thinking, creativity and open-mindedness.
DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations' value and vision are aimed at actively creating intellectual and knowledge synergies and syntheses through critical engagement with on-going theories and debates on globalization and development as well as closely linking with studies and analyses of alternative ideas, approaches, movements for reform or transformation that emerge through the processes of globalization and development.
New reseach project: Resignifying the nation: The Catalan (and the Spanish) question
New research project by Malayna Raftopoulos and Óscar García Agustín.
New research project: Leaving the Ivory Tower - PBL, internships and employability for international studies students
New research project by Malayna Raftopoulos and Ane Bislev
Events at DIR
01.12.2017 at 08.30 AM - 01.12.2017 at 04.30 PM
Workshop Invitation - Global Environmental and Global Security Governance: Past and Present
DIR and CHI are hosting a one-day international, inter-disciplinary and -generational workshop that will bring together select junior and senior scholars who work in the fields of global environmental and global security governance.
20.12.2017 at 03.00 PM - 20.12.2017 at 06.00 PM
Invitation to PhD defence by Dominic Degraft Arthur
Title of thesis: "Decentralization of Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in Ghana: Empirical Perspectives From Rural and Peri-Urban Communities in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region"