Science

Age

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Due to demographic changes in Germany, the country expects a significant increase in older patients, and geriatrics will play an increasingly important role as a result of this. Science and geriatric research will take on a key function in this regard, since they are the foundation for professional and modern health care for the older population.
Since geriatrics is insufficiently represented at German universities. We have carried out activities since 2002 to improve academic geriatrics. With the Research and Study Program on Geriatrics, we supported advanced training for over 50 young medical professionals in Germany,
and with foundation professorships in Aachen, Heidelberg, and Göttingen, we create appealing positions to help geriatric medicine become a permanent part of research, clinical practice, and instruction.
We are no longer taking on the funding of new projects related to this topic.
We are active in the following projects
Changing Viewpoints

Changing Viewpoints

We encourage young academics in various related fields to focus their research on old age and actively engage in interdisciplinary exchanges of knowledge and ideas with other scientists.

 
Geriatrics as a Field of Study and Treatment at University Medical Departments

Geriatrics as a Field of Study and Treatment at University Medical Departments

We are going to assist three universities in Germany in establishing a chair for geriatrics.

 
Research and Study Program on Geriatrics

Research and Study Program on Geriatrics

We want to make geriatrics a fixed part of academic medicine at German universities. To accomplish this goal, we assist three universities in Germany in establishing a chair for geriatrics.

 
Second Heidelberg Centenarian Study

Second Heidelberg Centenarian Study

The empirical study provides information about the health and quality of life of centenarians in Germany.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
Demographically Oriented Human Resource Management in Public Administration

Demographically Oriented Human Resource Management in Public Administration

An expert jury selected 12 municipalities in Baden-Württemberg on account of their convincing concepts for demographically oriented human resource management within their local governments.

 
Dialog with Time. The Interactive Exhibition

Dialog with Time. The Interactive Exhibition

The exhibition plays a key role in enabling both young and old to approach old age and aging in an interactive and experience-driven manner, as well as in prompting a discussion on how we view age in our society.

 
European Foundations‘ Initiative on Dementia (EFID)

European Foundations‘ Initiative on Dementia (EFID)

The aim of the initiative is to improve perceptions of dementia, to stimulate solidarity at the local level, to foster the exchange of good practice in Europe and to contribute to a better quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.

 
Kleine Schritte – große Wirkung

Kleine Schritte – große Wirkung

Mobility is an important part of our life - especially when we're getting older. Those who are mobile can lead an active and self-determined life until old age.

 
Master’s Program "Care for People with Dementia" (MA)

Master’s Program "Care for People with Dementia" (MA)

This Master's program has been designed as a part-time degree program that can be completed while working full-time.

 
Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel Stiftung

Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel Stiftung

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH has administered the funds of the dependent foundation Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel Stiftung since 2002. The funds are applied to support activities in the field of aging and old age and promote a positive attitude to this period of life.

 
The Future of the Working World

The Future of the Working World

Strategies for the labor market on the way to the year 2030. A committee selected a multidimensional approach and included different subdomains into their examination that affect the working environment.

 
The German Senior Citizens’ Awards

The German Senior Citizens’ Awards

We presented this prize to honor accomplishments which take advantage of the opportunities offered by an aging society and tap its potential.