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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…

Online colloquium successfully realized again in WiSe 2021/22

By now, the Mod-Block-DDR Colloquium has been established for four semesters and continues to prove its benefits to this day - which will continue beyond the pandemic.

In the winter semester 2022/23, several Mod-Block subprojects presented their research results for discussion in the consortium. In…

New Book Release: Socialist Economy in the Tension Field of Modernisation

Why did the attempts to realise the project of collectivist modernisation fail? This book, written within the framework of Mod-Block-DDR, explores this question by examining the development of economic thinking in the GDR and Poland. The authors Hans-Jürgen Wagener, Maciej Tymiński and Piotr Koryś…

Mod-Block-DDR Colloquium already a tradition - the winter semester 2021/22

For the fourth time, the Mod-Block-DDR Online-Colloquium, which was launched at the beginning of the Corona pandemic in order to keep the exchange going successfully, is starting up again. The principle is simple: researchers of the Mod-Block-DDR Colloquium present their research designs and results…

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“We only have to look out of the window to see transformation" - Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies in Gdansk

Looking back critically and thinking ahead responsibly in a historical place: from September 23-24, 2021, many social, historical, political, and economic scholars came together in Gdansk, at the birthplace of the Solidarność movement. "How did the transformations progress in Poland and East…


Jarina Kühn and Mareike zum Felde present at conference "Transformation Research: Poland and East Germany in Comparison".

From 22nd September to 25th September 2021, the ZIP (Center for International Polish Studies) of the EUV and the in the European Solidarność Center (ECS) in Gdansk organized the joint conference titled "Transformation Research: Poland and East Germany in Comparison" on the transformation experiences…

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Annual meeting of the research network Mod-Block-DDR

On October 4, 2021, the scientists of the research network Mod-Block-DDR met to present their ongoing research work of the seven subprojects and the cooperation project, to exchange information about the successfully concluded conference in Gdansk in September 2021 and the planned conference in…

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Lessons of the Unification Process - Jutta Günther gives a talk on the ambivalent legacy of the GDR innovation system after 1990

On August 4 and 5, 2021, the 10th meeting of the "German-Korean Consultative Board on Unification Issues" will take place. Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, a member of the board since 2018, will present selected results of the Mod-Block-DDR research consortium at the conference.

Founded in 2010, the board…

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