Mareike zum Felde

Mareike zum Felde

Scientific employee (PhD candidate)

Klagenfurter Straße 8
D-28359 Bremen Building OEG,
Room 3730

Phone: 0421 218 66645


  • Political strategies and actors of the transformation in Poland
  • Higher education policies in the context of welfare and economic policies
  • Parliamentary debates and party positions on higher education in Poland since 1989

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Since May 2019, Mareike zum Felde is a scientific employee and PhD Candidate in the working group of Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther at the University Bremen. Before she finished the Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich with a major in comparative political systems (M.A. 2019). In her dissertation Mareike zum Felde deals with the role of higher education policies in Poland since the transformation  in 1989.

Academic education and degrees

since 06/2020

Spokeswoman of the Young DGO Regional Group Bremen

since 05/2019

Doctoral Researcher, Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change / Research Centre for East European Studies (University of Bremen), BMBF-  Research Project „Obstacles to modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR“ (Head: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, University of Bremen)

04-06/2018Cooperation on the “German-Polish Barometer 2018“ at the Instytut Spraw Publicznych (Institute of Public Affairs), Warsaw

11/2017 - 01/2020

Research Assistant at the Collegium Carolinum – Research Institute for the History of the Czech Lands and Slovakia (Dr. Jana Osterkamp)

10/2016 - 04/2019

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies

Major: Comparative Political Systems with a Focus on Eastern and Central Eastern Europe

Minor: East and Central East European History

Title of MA Thesis: Between Government Requirements and Individual Decisions: Analysis of the Development of Selected Curricula and Textbooks for History Lessons with regard to the Presentation of Poland

Degree: Master of Arts

08-11/2015Internship at the German Embassy in Warsaw
09/2014 - 01/2015

Semester abroad at the University of Southern Denmark, Department for Border Region Studies


Internship at the German Public-Service Television (ZDF), Warsaw

09/2012 - 10/2016

Bachelor in European Administrative Management

Hochschule Harz (University of Applied Sciences)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Since 05/ 2019


Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR

Project lead:: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther (University of Bremen)

Sub-project 7: Strategies and Actors of Economic Transformation

Duration: 48 months

Project start: 01.12.2018

Founded by: BMBF

Project consortium: University of Bremen, Technical University of Berlin, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Europauniversität Viadrina