“We have more life time available – but we have to seize it and shape it.”

Arbeiten im Alter – Nochmal etwas Neues ausprobieren
(Working in older age – trying out something new)

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 29 March 2019
“We need a complete new focus as well as financing models for life-long learning,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

Als „Silver Worker“ in den Unruhestand
(Later retirement: “Silver workers” are retired but not tired)

Welt Online, 11 March 2019
“Shaping the years we’ve gained should start long before we turn 65,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

Für immer Feierabend
(End of work for good)

RP Online, 9 February 2019
“If we succeed in keeping people healthy and mentally fit in their second-half of life, they have the big advantage of relying on a rich experience,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

Ursula Staudinger publications


Ursula Staudinger is the author/co-author of over 200 publications dealing with aspects of demographic change, the aging process and wisdom. To obtain the password for these view PDFs, please contact us.


Today, people in modern societies live approximately 30 years longer than was the case 100 years ago. Those extra years should be shaped in an active and conscious way. Ursula Staudinger investigates the plasticity of the aging process.

Ursula Staudinger


Demographic change brings about new opportunities and challenges. What does lifelong learning mean? Demographic expert Ursula M. Staudinger is keen to answer media inquiries and to explain the findings of her aging research.