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Jutta Günther vor dem Banner der Veranstaltung

Jutta Günther presented results from the Mod-Block-DDR research network at the 13th meeting of the German-Korean Consultative Body in Busan, South Korea.

Her speech focused on the innovation and research policy strategies of the reconstruction of East Germany and the economic prospects of the East German states in Germany and Europe. Her conclusion to the Korean delegates in the final discussion was to continue investing in the acquisition of…

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Successful meeting of the Mod-Block-GDR research consortium at the European University Viadrina

The BMBF-funded Mod-Block-DDR research consortium met at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder from 22-23.02.24.

Research consortium Mod-Block-DDR enters 2nd round

The research consortium "Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR " (Mod-Block-DDR) will continue to be funded by the BMBF with 1.2 million Euros until 2025.

New book release: Roadblocks to the Socialist Modernization Path and Transition - Evidence from East Germany and Poland

The book "Roadblocks to the Socialist Modernization Path and Transition. Evidence from East Germany and Poland" was published open access by Palgrave Macmillan. It is a result of the collaborative project Mod-Block-DDR (…

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Results of our GDR research on TV

In July 2022, Jutta Günther was interviewed for the ZDF Terra X program "Erfolgsakte Ost" in Berlin - broadcasted on October 1, 2023. Which products and technologies from the GDR were able to survive on the German and international markets after 1990? In addition to the well-known brands Kathi,…

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Visit of the JOE Conference (Young Experts on Eastern Europe)

On July 7, 2023, Jutta Günther attended the 30th JOE conference of the German Society for Eastern European Studies in Regensburg by invitation. After three decades of research on Eastern Europe "after the system break", the aim was to take stock: What developments in research on Eastern Europe and…

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Jutta Günther at the German-Korean Consultative Body in Berlin

On May 23 and 24, 2023, Jutta Günther, a member of the Mod-Block-DDR research network, participated in the two-day conference of the German-Korean Consultative Body at the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Länder in Berlin. The meeting of the Korean and German delegations was held at the…

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Socialism failed - but why and to what ends? Authors' workshop on the forthcoming anthology

Ex post it is evident: Soviet-style state socialism has failed as a political-economic system. But while it was happening, it was anything but clear. The reasons and consequences of the failure are dealt with in the new anthology by Mod-Block-DDR. It summarises the results of the first funding phase…

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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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