Upon the invitation of Braunschweig Zukunft GmbH and the Technical University Braunschweig (Germany) Ursula Staudinger held a public talk on demographic change and the potential of older employees on 15 September, 2015. In her keynote, she focused on the opportunities and challenges of an aging workforce for companies, highlighting that cognitive performance can be improved even in old age. “The aging of our parents and grandparents as well as our own ageing is not the same as the aging of our children. Human development changes within the biological boundaries of the lives we live and the social context,” she said in her speech.
Ursula Staudinger also emphasized: “Longer life gives us the opportunity to bring work and private life better into balance.”
Last year, Ursula Staudinger was awarded with the Braunschweig Research Prize for her outstanding research on the plasticity of the ageing process.