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

Ursula Staudinger wird neue Rektorin der TU Dresden
(Ursula Staudinger will be new Rector of TU Dresden)

mdr, 17 March 2020
“I would also like to develop TU Dresden into a global university for the 21st century,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

Alt und weise werden – Ein Interview mit Prof. Dr. Ursula Staudinger
(Becoming old and wise – An Interview with Prof. Dr. Ursula Staudinger)

DOMRADIO Der Tag, 20 September 2019
“It’s challenging to question oneself,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

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.

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.