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Vorsprung durch Technik or Universitat?

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 23 May 2013

Influential experts are worried that the German economic powerhouse is running out of steam. Where is German innovation, they ask? Why do so few German universities rank among the world leaders? Peter Day reports from Munich.
Producer: Caroline Bayley.

  • Contributors to this programme

    Holger Schmieding

    Chief Economist Berenberg Bank


    Ludger Woessmann

    Professor Economics at Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich and Head of Department of Human Capital and Innovation,  Ifo Institute


    Professor Bernd Huber

    President Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich


    Professor Christoph Kutter

    Director Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies


    Professor Wolfgang Herrmann

    President Technical University of Munich


    Lars Hoffmann

    CEO Fos4X


    Dr Kai Grassie

    Chief Technology Officer Giesecke & Devrient


    Dr Norbert Luetke-Entrup

    head of Corporate Technology and Innovation Management, Siemens


    Lasse Wirz

    Founder, Blueworld



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