Ursula Staudinger received the Braunschweig Research Prize worth 30,000 Euro for her outstanding research work on the plasticity of the aging process and its consequences for demographic change.
Braunschweig’s Mayor Ulrich Markurth said: „It is important to Prof. Staudinger that employers recognise and promote the skills which older people have. This is a key issue for the future: will we succeed in integrating and recognizing the skills and experience of older employees and harness these? It is therefore important to me that we honour the work of Prof. Staudinger with the Braunschweig Research Prize.“
Professor Jürgen Hesselbach, President of Braunschweig Technical University, added: „With Ursula Staudinger an internationally leading scientist has been awarded.” Her research on the potentials of aging was groundbreaking for living, work and education in the future.
The Braunschweig Research Prize honors internationally outstanding research performed in the fields of technology, the life sciences and cultural sciences. The transfer and use of science for business and society are a prerequisite for the nomination. The Braunschweig Research Prize Ceremony will take place on 21st November at Haus der Wissenschaft in Braunschweig.
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