Upcoming Workshops

Knowledge sources and
practices in agriculture

22 & 23 September 2021
Dr. Andreas Mandler

Successful International
Project Management

13 October 2021
Dr. Shilpi Saxena

Mapping Slum Development
in Africa

25 & 26 October 2021
Dr. Olabisi S. Obaitor

Fieldwork in Multilingual

Date TBA
Mr. Oyewole S. Oginni


Dr. Silke Tönsjost
(Academic Coordinator)

Max Voit
(Project Manager)


Past Workshops

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

The Online Development Studies and Research Community (ODSRC) project advances the teaching exchange between partner institutes in the Global North and South and integrates alumni into the teaching program.

The ODSRC project is a collaboration of BIGS-DR with the International Program for Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) at the University of Tokyo. Joint-online lectures as part of the curricular of the partner institutes and workshops by alumni for current students (link to IPADS homepage) are the main formats of the teaching exchange. The project is funded by DAAD IVAC.

Online Study Modules

Online study modules created in 2021 are based on the shared BIGS-DR and IPADS online lectures. The aim is to share the modules with academic partners in the Global South. Future partners will be invited to contribute lectures to the study modules creating a vivid exchange from North to South and South to North. The following modules will be available by the end of 2021

  • Introduction to Development Research
  • Social, Economic and Ecological systems
  • Development Research put Into Practice

Universities and research institutes interested in cooperation are welcome to contact the ODSRC project team. Please note: online modules and workshops are only available for cooperation partners.


Alumni and advanced doctoral students offer workshops to topics, which support students in their research and start into their future careers on a peer-to-peer learning basis. The workshops are open to students from all participating partner institutes. They complete the ODSRC online learning program.

Invitations to the workshops are shared with our students and alumni via email. You can contact us in case you are affiliated with ZEF or its partner institutes and want to participate in one of the workshops.

An interview with our alumna and ODSRC workshop lecturer Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor can be found in our alumni newsletter from 2021.