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Term papers

Interdisciplinary term papers are written at the end of the interdisciplinary course in teams of 2-3 doctoral students from different countries and disciplines. The topics of each term paper usually tackle an area which is essential for the doctoral thesis. The students have four weeks time to write the paper.

The best term papers and their respective authors of the previous academic years are listed below.

2015

1st

Title: Internal displacement and the reemergence of polio during the Syrian conflict: A descriptive analysis

Authors: Anis Fellahi, Gohar Ghazaryan, Stephanie Ocampo Sangalang, Gabisel Barsallo Alvarado

2nd

Title: Coping with the Floods - Evaluation of Adaptation Technologies for Agriculture in Bangladesh

Authors: Sebastian Forneck, Gabriel Ponzoni Frey, Florent Noulekoun, Md. Fuad Hassan

2014

1st

Title: Energy transition to low-carbon regime: How does Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) instrument fit Photovoltaic energy development?

Authors: Galia Figueroa Alfonso, Cesar Canon Barriga, Kokou Adambounou Amouzou

2nd

Title: Comparative assessment of success and failure factors for implementation of bus rapid transit system in Accra and Bogota.

Authors: Getachew Legese Feye, Daniel Tutu Benefoh, Pablo Ernesto Evia Salas

2013

1st

Title: Can agricultural yield growth keep track with the worldwide population growth? - A global assessment of supply and demand side drivers affecting food security

Authors: Jan Brockhaus, Amir Hossein Mahrookashani, Hernaude Agosso

2012

1st

Title: Analyzing the trade-offs of wastewater re use in agriculture: An Analytical framework

Authors: Philippa Kanyoka, Tamer Eshtawi

2nd

Title: The Problem of Annual Occurrences of Floods in Accra: An Integration of Hydrological, Economic and Political Perspectives

Authors: Dominik Gilgenbach, Charles Yaw Okyere, Yira Yacouba

3rd

Title: Through the doors? Scope, types and goals of interdisciplinarity in selected projects at the Center for Development Research

Authors: Hugo Rosa da Conceicao, Muhammad Abdella Usman, Janina Kleemann

 

 

2011

1st

Title: Implication of Climate Change on Crop Yield and Food Accessibility in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Oyiga Benedict Chijioke, Mekbib Haile, Christine Waschkeit

2nd

Title: Between hope and hype: Traditional knowledge(s) held by marginal communities

Authors: Rapti Siriwardane, Sarah Winands

 

 

2010

1st

Title: ICT for Development: sustainable technology-supported participatory development for poverty alleviation in the context of digital divides

Authors: Adam Blake, Margarita Quiros Garzon

2nd

Title: Impact of climate change on price instability of agricultural products and food security

Authors: Begzod Djalilov, Christine Ladenburger, José Luis Viveros Añorve

 

 

2009

1st

Title: The role of fences in managing land resources

Authors: Girma Kelboro, Manh Quyet Vu

2nd

Title: The role of knowledge in developing a local agricultural value chain; The story of "White Gold" from Uzbekistan

Authors: Fara Purwaningrum, Maksud Beckhanov, Alejandra Sepulveda

3rd

Title: Food security and the disapperances of glaciers

Authors: Shimeles Damene Shiene, Alisher Mirzabaev

 

 

2007

1st

Title: Local and Global Knowledge on Flood Management: How Can Local Knowledge Contribute to Resilience in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam?

Author: Judith Ehlert

2nd

Title: The anthropogenic influence on the flow regime of the Mekong - levels of awareness among scientist an population

Author: José Miguel Martins Delgado

3rd

Title: Flood management and development planning: The Allocation of Risk in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Author: Nadine Reis

Title: Generation of New Knowledge: Value and Valuation of the Local Conditions in Vietnam

Author: Tanjana Bauer

 

 

2006

1st

Title: 'Mobilizing resilience from below'. Linking institutions to actors and knowledge to decisions. A case of the Netherlands

Authors: Philine Oft, William Tsuma

2nd

Title: The Dilemma of Water Allocation between Humans and Nature. A Case from Northern China.

Authors: Patricia Woedem Aidam, Jennifer Hauck

3rd

Title: Social-mix policy approaches to urban segregation in Europe and the United States

Authors: Flavia da Fonseca Feitosa, Anna Wissmann

 

 

2005

1st

Title: Protected Areas in Pandemonium: Will optimisation of different values lead to sustainability?

Authors: Devesh Rustagi, Jaqueline Garcia-Yi

2nd

Title: What are the effects of external food aid on vulnerable and fragile states, and do methods of delivery matter?

Authors: Ermias Habte, Katja Mielke

Title: Poverty and vulnerability

Authors: Donald Makoka Marcus Kaplan

3rd

Title: The role of green water in food trade
Authors: Emmanuel Obuobie, Paul Mwangi Gachanja, Andréa Cristina Dörr

 

 

2004

1st

Title: A weaker partner": Why the 'soft' sciences lose out in interdisciplinary research

Authors: Ralf Thorsten Arnold, Caleb Wall

2nd

Title: Commonalities between Cultural and Bio-Diversity
Authors: Marina Maiero, Xiaomeng Shen

3rd

Title: Vulnerability and poverty: What are the causes and how are they related?

Authors: Damas Philip, Israt Rayhan

Title: Sustainable resource use - sustainable development: a contradiction?

Authors: Adelina Maia Mensah, Luciana Camargo Castro

Title: Does decentralization have a positive impact on the use of natural resources?

Authors: Abdeljalil Elsageer Ahmed, Jonathan Stephen Mbwambo

 

 

2003

1st

Title: Problems and prospects in utilizing international water resources: The case of river Nile

Authors: Jean-Pierre Sandwidi, Alexander Stein

2nd

Title: Transboundary projected areas for nature conservation - benefits and obstacles

Authors: Tobias Wünscher, René Thomás Capotes Fuentes

Title: Is the WTO Cancun a lost opportunity for "free trade" or an opportunity for more “fair trade” in the future?

Authors: Tamer Afifi, Shilpi Saxena, Sebastian Scholz

Title: Do the Poor Need Democracy? Tracing the debate on the factors which encourage pro poor development

Authors: Stefan Blum, Ricardo José Rocha Guimaraes