Vorsprung durch Technik or Universitat?

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.

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Sun 26 May 2013 21:30

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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



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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