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Centre for International Capacity Development (CICD)

Zentrum für Entwicklungsländerforschung und Wissenstransfer (ZEW)



What does CICD stand for?


The Centre for International Capacity Development (CICD) was founded to concentrate already existing individual exploratory activities in various faculties of Universität Siegen and thus to strengthen the exploratory competence and the probability of receiving third party funds. A special focus is in working with developing countries (implementation of the international focuses East Africa, Southeast Asia and South America).

Thereby existing individual activities are developed to further joint projects. Besides research, the transfer of knowledge by joint seminars, summer schools and field work is a main theme.

The unity of research and education leads to a new sort of quality in Siegen.

The CICD refines already existing co-operations with partner institutes in developing countries to enable interdisciplinary and intercultural research.

In addition to research and technology transfer CICD supports the implementation and development of international courses of study at partner universities.

All project work, international co-operations between universities and transfer of technology are covered through third party funds which are acquired by the CICD Team. Up to now the largest financial backers have been DAAD and EU.

See “Projects” and “Publications”, if you are interested in more detailed information about our projects.