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Ageing and the Life Course. Research for Longer Lives

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Presentation of the Report on Tomorrow's Science

Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Location: Online

What kinds of research can help us to address the challenges of longer lives and demographic change? How does Germany perform in this field in comparison to other countries with strong research output? The Report on Tomorrow’s Science answers these questions with a multidisciplinary overview of research fields and funding, and recommends ways to improve funding of innovative, future-oriented research into ageing and life course.

A supplement outlines the challenges created by the Covid pandemic for research into ageing and life course in Germany.

The report is presented by:

  • Ursula M. Staudinger ML, Technische Universität Dresden (Lead)
  • Gerd Kempermann, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dresden; Center for Regenerative Therapies, Technische Universität Dresden  (Lead)
  • Karl Ulrich Mayer ML, Past President of the Leibniz Association; Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Yale University
  • Josef Ehmer, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna; International Research Center "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History", Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz ML, Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Technische Universität Wien; Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Univ. Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW
  • Cornel Sieber, Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Johannes Siegrist, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

The event will be moderated by Dr. Christina Berndt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, editor for medicine, science and society.

ML - Member of the Leopoldina

Further Information and Registration

The presentation is open to everyone interested and will be held in German. Participation is free of charge. The event takes place online in a Zoom-Meeting. Please register by following the link below.

Registration to German presentation (Zoom)


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