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

When are you considered old?

Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly, 20 June 2023
“Life expectancy has increased by almost 40 years in the last 150 years,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

No end in sight

brandeins, 24 February 2023
“In terms of functional health, today's 70-year-olds are roughly on a par with 60-year-olds of the previous generation,“ says Ursula Staudinger.

Affordable healthcare, job security and economy on the minds of older adults in S'pore

The Straits Times, 30 November 2021
“As soon as adults unlearn learning, it will be extremely hard to get them back into a learning mode,“ 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.