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Book Release: Transformation in Poland and East Germany

What were the historical conditions, processes and outcomes of the political change in Central and Eastern Europe more than 30 years ago? This question is addressed in an anthology recently published by Harrassowitz Verlag examining the post-socialist transformation processes in Poland and East…

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Newsticker Microelectronics in the GDR

With the help of the Bremen State and University Library, we succeeded in publishing a study on microelectronics in the GDR written in 1990. It could not be published at the time during the turbulence of reunification. The book was penned by a renowned GDR scientist who, as a senior employee of the…

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Annual meeting of the Mod-Block-DDR research consortium

On 26 September 2022, scientists from the Mod-Block-DDR research consortium met at the TU Berlin. The main aim of this year's summit was to synthesise the respective results of the sub-projects and to prepare the joint publication. An edited volume will bring the joint work of several years to a…

New Publication: Comprehensive Patent Data of the German Democratic Republic 1949-1990—technical report and dataset overview

Ann Hipp, Michael Fritsch, Maria Greve, Jutta Günther, Marcel Lange, Christian Liutik, Beate Pfeifer, Mariia Shkolnykova und Michael Wyrwich published a research paper entitled „Comprehensive Patent Data of the German Democratic Republic 1949-1990—technical report and dataset overview“ in the Jena…

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Diverse perspectives & multiple overlaps: DDR conference will certainly have a long-term impact

From July 13 to 16, 2022, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers engaged in GDR research met in Leipzig. Six panels and a social as well as cultural program provided a good terrain for an intensive exchange.

More than 30 scientists took part in the interdisciplinary conference by and for doctoral…

Postdoc-Network "Learning (from) Transformation" receives financial support from BYRD

We live in times of global challenges. These challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and pandemic threat have become too ubiquitous to be solved through minor innovation processes. Therefore, the call for transformation in the sense of disruptive, pathbreaking changes has become vital.…

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First and unique: GDR patent data is now available for research

In a cooperation project between the University of Bremen, the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and the Patent Information Center of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in the realm of the BMBF-funded project Mod-Block-GDR, a new dataset with comprehensive and prepared information on…

Event open to the public - With innovative spirit to economic success / Talk with one of the most influential Polish female entrepreneurs

Polish entrepreneur Małgorzata Bieniaszewska visits the European University Viadrina on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:15 a.m., to talk about ways to achieve economic success. The talk, entitled "Innovative Strength of Young Entrepreneurs: From Business Idea to International Success" will be moderated…

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Successfully held 1st DFG Network meeting in Bremen

The first meeting of the DFG Network "The dynamics of innovation systems: Perspectives, influences and operationalization" was held from May 9th to 10th, 2022 in the House of Science in Bremen.

The network aims at a research exchange between the different perspectives of innovation systems. After a…

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Young GDR researchers take note: Mod-Block-DDR and Erbe '89 organize joint conference at July 14th and 15th 2022 in Leipzig!

Since 2018, the BMBF has been funding 14 collaborative projects across Germany that conduct DDR research. After two years of pandemic and a lot of research progress with few conferences offers, Charlotta Cordes, Ann Hipp, Jarina Kühn from the University of Bremen as well as Greta Hartmann from the…

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