Sponsored by Volkswagen Foundation the research school will start in mid-2018. It is one of eight projects in the program »Science and Professional Practice in Graduate Education«.
MEDAS 21 is an joint initiative of Prof. Susanne Fengler (TU Dortmund), Prof. Barbara Thomaß (Ruhr University Bochum) and Prof. Jens Loenhoff (University Duisburg-Essen). With an overall budget of 1.7 Mio. EUR the school will be able to fund up to seven PhD positions and a Postdoc position. An integral part of the program is the direct link of scientific dissertations with specific problems of our praxis partner in the field of media development assistance (MDA). We will cooperate with Deutsche Welle Academy, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, African Media Initiative (AMI), Catholic Media Council (CAMECO), Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) as well as Fondation Hirondelle.