Leopoldina presents report on the future of ageing and life course research in Germany
Which type of research can help us to address the challenges of an extended lifespan and demographic change? This question is the focus of the Report on Tomorrow's Science "Ageing and the Life Course. Research for Longer Lives" by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The report provides an interdisciplinary overview of topics and funding in this field of research.
Online Presentation Report on Tomorrow's Science
"Ageing and the Life Course. Research for Longer Lives"
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
in German language 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CET
in English language 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CET
Please register for the event in advance (see below).
In the Report on Tomorrow's Science, the authors make recommendations on how the advancement of research on ageing in Germany can be further improved. They have also identified challenges for research on ageing and life course arising from the COVID-19 pandemic which are outlined in a supplement to the report. Last but not least, the experts describe Germany's performance in this scientific field in comparison to other countries with substantial research output.
The following authors of the report will speak at the event:
- Professor Josef Ehmer, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna, Austria; International Research Center "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
- Professor Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz (Leopoldina member), Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna, Austria
- Professor Gerd Kempermann (Lead), German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Dresden; Center for Regenerative Therapies at Dresden University of Technology
- Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer (Leopoldina member), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin; Yale University, New Haven, USA
- Professor Cornel Sieber, Institute for Biomedicine of Ageing, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Professor Johannes Siegrist, Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
- Professor Ursula M. Staudinger (Leopoldina member, Spokeswoman Leopoldina Standing Committee Demographic Change, Lead), Dresden University of Technology
The event is open to all interested parties. Participation is free of charge.