Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung
[Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany]
ZEF is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented institute dedicated to research, policy dialogue and education. ZEF's research aims at a careful understanding of the rapidly changing context in which development is currently taking place. ZEF's strategic orientation and long-term goals are defined in the strategy paper. ZEF's research activities have been designed along three core areas: economic development and technological change, ecology and natural resource management, and political and cultural change. In order to improve the understanding of the complex linkages in the field of development, one of ZEF's main strategic goals is to increase interdisciplinary cooperation and to achieve greater thematic coherence by way of crosscutting projects. To maintain research quality, guiding criteria for ZEF's research are research excellence, strategic relevance, thematic coherence, and efficiency.
20. Okt 2003
10. Nov 2011