DIL is Launching a New Ph.D. Curriculum in Development Engineering

The Development Impact Lab at UC Berkeley (funded by USAID) is putting together a Designated Emphasis (“Ph.D minor”) in Development Engineering (DE2) that will spark collaboration between doctoral students from both STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and quantitative social science disciplines dedicated to pro-poor design.

DE2 will be based from out of the Blum Center for Developing Economics and the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, allowing it to further the Blum Center’s goal of student engagement in development practice. While more technical than the Global Poverty and Practice minor for undergraduates (also run by the Blum Center) DE2 will produce a similar community for graduate students to collaborate and address world poverty with human-centered technology and evaluation.

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