About us

The Research Training Group is embedded in a large research environment focused on development economics and related fields due to its link to the Courant Research Center "Poverty, Equity, and Growth in Developing Countries" (Göttingen) and the DFG-Research Unit "Vulnerability in Southeast Asia" (Hannover). In line with the topic of this RTG, the group of applicants and even more the group of students are truly international with about half of the students from all over the world. They attend a specially designed course program, being complemented by field visits of all students and internships in institutions of development cooperation. Overall, this RTG builds on and extends a unique center of excellence for research in development economics in Germany with high international visibility.

Please note that this RTG will end this year; please refrain from inquiries or applications for RTG membership.