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IFHV Summer School Corruption on Fighting Corruption by using Data on the Sustainable Development Goals

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August 26 - August 31, 2024, 9:00 - 17:00

Application Deadline: June 11, 2024

Preparatory Meeting: June 18, 2024

Registration Form (please make sure to use Adobe Acrobat Reader)

What is the Summer School all about?

The Summer School aims to equip participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to collect, analyze and use governance data to monitor corruption and promote anti-corruption reforms across the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework of the Agenda 2030.

The Summer School is designed to bring together students from various disciplines with anti-corruption practitioners to foster innovative approaches to curbing corruption in sectors such as health, education, justice, water and sanitation and climate action.

The cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Afghanistan and Indonesia will serve as examples of how corruption negatively influences development and reconstruction while threatening security and undermining peacebuilding. A key element of the course is that the participants are expected to produce a “roadmap” to fight a specific corruption problem, using governance data with linkages to the SDG framework. At the end of each learning session, the participants are required to answer a few short questions relating to their own corruption problem for which they are developing a road map. In answering these questions, the participants identify key players who can help them, map out relevant indicators and datasets for assessing and measuring corruption, and come up with an advocacy strategy.

The Summer School is offered as a partnership between Transparency International (TI), the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum, and Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO).

Who can Participate and which are the requierements?

The Summer School is open to B.A. and M.A. students from all faculties. Additionally, students from any other field of study or university are able to participate, space permitting.

The entrance requirements for the Summer School are a sound knowledge of English, at least two completed semesters of study and an interest in humanitarian action, corruption and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as in the interdisciplinary exchange with other students. Applicants should write a short motivation letter (max. 300 words) and apply online together with a short CV.

The application period will start February 11, 2024, and will end June 11, 2024.

The maximum number of participants is limited to 30 students. Applicants will receive more and detailed information after being admitted.

What is the workload?

Required Readings:

Familiarize yourself with the readings assigned for each session. Specifically, complete the mandatory readings before the commencement of each session.

Online preparation course:

This course is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in corruption, data, and the SDGs before the summer school starts. It is a self-paced course that includes interactive elements such as quizzes, case studies, discussion forums, and videos. Participants will be required to watch videos and answer questions to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The completion of the online course is mandatory in order to receive ECTS for the course. The online course is an excellent opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the topics covered in the summer school and to prepare themselves for the upcoming sessions.


3 ECTS for active participation + online preparation course + Roadmap, incl. presentation [Master Students] (no grade)

5 ECTS for active participation + online preparation course + Roadmap, incl. presentation + course study specific short paper (2.250 words) [Bachelor Students Only] (with grade)

6 ECTS for active participation + literature review + Roadmap, incl. presentation + course study specific full paper (4.500 words, must include extensive literature review) [Master Students Only] (with grade)

Links & Downloads

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our Summer School Team at summerschool-ifhv@rub.de.


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