Welcome to the section of life situations and aging

The section of life situations and aging

Critical gerontology

The Professorship of Life Situations and Ageing correlates with the University of Kassel’s fundamental aspiration to pursue research on key issues facing humankind in the future. In comparison with other professorships of gerontology at universities in Germany, it emphasizes the significance of social inequality for ageing societies.

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Interdisciplinary research and teaching

Demographic development and structural changes in ageing result in complex questions. These frequently affect multiple academic disciplines. For this reason, we regard “age(FG ing)” as an interdisciplinary crosscutting topic.

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Information on courses and bachelor's and master's theses.

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University of Kassel
Institute for Social Welfare
Department 1
Life situations and aging
Arnold-Bode-Strasse 10
34109 Kassel

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