Germany is aging, and it is not alone. The demographic development in almost all industrialized countries will create challenges in the coming decades that science, governments, business and citizens will have to face. Accordingly, concepts would have to be developed to meet these challenges. In this context, fragmentary solutions cannot promise success. Rather, a transdisciplinary approach must be found not only across faculty boundaries, but also across the usual boundaries between life sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Since 2006, scientists at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen have been working across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and faculties on this challenge that will determine the next decades. The interest group "HELP" (Helping the Elderly to enjoy Long comPlete lives) bundles the great scientific expertise on the topic of gerontology at the University of Tübingen and addresses all groups of society involved in this process.
Department of Medicine,
Department of Biology,
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy,
Department of Mathematics and Physics,
Department of Information und Cognitive Sciences
Department of Social- and Behavioral Sciences,
Protestant Theology Faculty and
Interdisciplinary Institutes of the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen