Dr. Silke Tönsjost
(Academic Coordinator)

Max Voit
(Project Manager)


Past Workshops

Mapping Slum Development
in Africa

Dr. Olabisi S. Obaitor

Fieldwork in Multilingual

Mr. Oyewole S. Oginni

Gender & Development
Dr. Sundus Saleemi

Successful International
Project Management

Dr. Shilpi Saxena

Knowledge sources and
practices in agriculture

Dr. Andreas Mandler

Transdisciplinary Research
Processes and Science Eng.

Dr. Denise Matias

Field Experiments in
the Social Sciences

Dr. Hart N. Feuer

Fieldwork in Multilingual

Mr. Oyewole S. Oginni

Knowledge in Rural

Dr. Andreas Mandler

Digital Soil Mapping
using machine learning

Dr. Powell Mponela

70 Years of Disaster
Risk Studies

Dr. Jonatan Lassa

Meta-Analysis & systematic
literature review using R

Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor

Time Management
Dr. Daniel Callo-Concha

Publish or Perish
Dr. Marwa Shumo

Mathematical Modeling
Using R

Mr. Koissi Savi

Online Studies

We organise teaching exchange between partner institutes in the Global North and South. We cooperate with the International Program for Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) and The Graduate School of Fronter Science at the University of Tokyo.  Additionally, BIGS-DR alumni share their experience with current students in Online-workshops.

These offers take place as part of the Online Development Studies and Research Community (ODSRC) funded by DAAD IVAC.

Online Workshops

The ODSRC- Workshops support current doctoral students in their research and in their future career on a peer-to-peer level. ODSRC-workshops are open to students and alumni from all participating partner institutes. An interview with our alumna and ODSRC workshop lecturer Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor can be found in our alumni newsletter from 2021.

Contact us if you want to participate.

Online Courses

We offer eleven interactive, asynchronous courses produced in 2021 with lecturers from ZEF and IPADS. Online modules and workshops are only available for cooperation partners.

The modules are available on e-campus of the University of Bonn. Contact us for access.

Module 1: Introduction to Development Research


Module 2: Social, Economic and Ecological systems

Module 3: Development research put into practice