Business history for school and university students

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The Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e.V. (GUG) understands its mission not only as to promote business history research, but also to support teaching the results to students.

SDW-Workshop for Students

Together with the German Business Foundation (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft), GUG organized the first workshop introducing students to business history in 2015. Since then, two workshops are offered every year. Participants are taught scientific methods and gain insights into the past and present of enterprises. Hosting enter-prises get the opportunity to present themselves to potential future employees. Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse and Dr. Roman Köster taught the workshops in 2017. Barbara Eggenkämper of Allianz SE and Dr. Andrea Hohmeyer of Evonik Industries AG lec-tured on the history of their respective employers. If your enterprise is interested in hosting such a workshop, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger.

GUG Project „School and Enterprise“ («SchuleUnternehmen»)

Together with schools in the Rhine-Main Area around Frankfurt and partners from the business world, in 2015 GUG initiated a school project themed “School and En-terprise”. Understanding how the economy works and how it impacts life is an im-portant part of general education with applications in many life areas. However, many schools do not teach economic topics in sufficient breadth and depth, so that many students leave school lacking basic knowledge about economic pro-cesses. We have finished development of the first teaching modules of our school project and in 2018, the modules are scheduled to enter the testing phase in ad-vanced classes at secondary schools.
The intention is to open up a new approach that focuses on the communication of historical facts of economic and corporate history.

The target group to be addressed is school classes from secondary schools. The material is particularly suitable for teaching in upper secondary schools.

Further information and materials on the modules can be found at here