Co-studies

18 Oct Planet Earth – Living Planet. On a science of the whole Earth / Planeta Pamant – Planeta Vie. Asupra unei stiinte a intregului Pamant

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
Among the first holistic approaches to Earth system , seen as a cybernetic system (with feedback loop and specific feed before homeostasis in preserving a relationship alive, not alive), a real bioreactor able to allow the birth and preservation of life.
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18 Oct More Years, More Life

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
The recommendations focus on the impact of demographic aging on the world of work and lifelong learning in Germany. As aging in the context of work and lifelong learning, however, is closely associated with other domains of life such as health, the family, civil society, and politics, those are also covered. Furthermore, the topics of technology, and local communities and regions are explored in relation to aging. Other areas, such as the reform of pension schemes and the health system, have intentionally only received marginal attention, although they are relevant to the societal opportunities and challenges of aging. These issues have already been examined extensively in other settings and with high levels of expertise.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 8: Aging: Family, Civil Society, Policy

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Demographic aging not only brings burdens and challenges to the family and civil society, it also offers new opportunities and chances. The volume on hand elucidates which problems policy—and the social state—have to solve and are capable of solving in societies with aging populations. German, English, American and Italian scholars and practitioners present new findings and perspectives.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 7: Aging and Health

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume discusses the multifarious health problems entailed in increasing age and their repercussions for the individual, society, labor market and the care systems. The main focus is on lifelong prevention (nutrition, physical exercise, avoidance and/or treatment of risk factors), the rehabilitative care for older people as well as worksite health promotion.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 6: Aging and Technology

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume illuminates, from a psychological, medical and engineering perspective, the way technology can ease the transition from middle-aged to advanced age and increase day-to-day competency. Technology that lends flexible support can make a contribution to the training of mental capacities, the support of day-to-day competencies and the monitoring of vital functions. Modern technology can reduce both health costs and the costs for social security as well as create growth potential.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 5: Aging in Community and Region

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The focus of the volume is on the question as to how the location can exert an impact on aging and which conditions shrinking and growing, rural and urban, central and peripheral areas offer for quality of life and opportunities of aging. An overall perspective is developed on topics that are mutually fruitful for research on aging and research on cities and regions and constitute an intriguing interface for political activities. Spheres of activity on a local and regional level (work, education, health, participation, environment) are presented in great detail. The findings are supported by extensive graphical material and numerous examples so that a great deal of stimuli with respect to a policy sensitive to questions of aging is given.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 4: Productivity in Aging Societies

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume deals with the issue of “productivity, competiveness and human resources in aging societies.” It contains contributions from an economic perspective but also investigates non-monetary aspects of productivity. In addition, it investigates the impact that demographic change has on the productivity of the economy, against the backdrop of international interdependencies. Measures are developed that are necessary in order to maintain and increase both productivity and the standard of living under the conditions of demographic change. Such measures should relate to the careful approach to and systematic further development of the human capacities on hand, i.e. the wealth of experience on the part of older employees. The situation in Germany takes center stage; but the experience gathered in other countries is also drawn upon.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 3: Aging, Work and Companies

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume summarizes the state of knowledge in terms of the demographic change. In the process, it focuses on the topic of “work, aging and companies” from the perspective of business management. Effects in terms of employment, wages and productivity in companies are investigated; and the impact of institutional regulations is compared on an international level. Gaps in knowledge are closed by dint of new studies. The findings provide initial feedback on the question of which regulations and measures will serve to ensure and improve both the employment of older employees and corporate productivity in Germany.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 1: Images of Aging in Flux. Historical, intercultural, theoretical and current perspectives

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume concentrates on the topic of “Images of Aging in Flux.” It contains contributions from a historical and comparative intercultural perspective and discusses the theoretical principles of images of age, stereotypes of age and discourses about age in the past and present as well as in various countries and cultures. Beyond that, the latest developments in the media and corporations, in Germany in particular, are given consideration. Social developments and long-term as well as current processes of change and the changeability of images of age are examined on a contextual level.
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18 Oct Results Report: Young Professionals Barometer – Engineering Sciences

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Many pupils in Germany have mistaken ideas about the engineering professions, as the findings of the “Young Professionals Barometer—Engineering Sciences” monitoring study show. On behalf of acatech, which is the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Association of German Engineers (VDI), scholars at Stuttgart University have collected extensive empirical evidence on technology socialization, technology education and factors of influence on the academic and occupational choices in Germany. The Young Professionals Barometer—Engineering Sciences confirms a number of the assumptions, some clichés among them; it also provides several downright surprising findings on questions that are keenly discussed in Germany.
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