Otto Ulrich

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Key Words: Social Gerontology, Social Networks and Social Support, Integrated Care, Informal and family Caregivers, Co-Housing, Active and Assisted Living (AAL), Caring Communities



Interdisciplinary Gerontologist, R+D, Consulting, Innovation Projects, Speaker

Employment History:

2014-2020 Head of the Research Institute of the Careum Health School, CH-Zurich (30 Persons, 24 FTE) and programme manager of the Research Programme «Ageing at Home»;
2009-2014  Research professorship, FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences (CH); Director competence centre generations 

2008-2009  Professor for social pedagogy, FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences (CH)  

2001-2008  University-Professor for educational sciences/«Social management in pedagogical fields of action», Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (D)

Academic Education:

2005 Habilitation, Venia: social pedagogy; University of Tuebingen (D) Habil.-Paper:

«Promotion of social networks and social support for older people through social work interventions»

1995  Dr. rer. soc. (University of Tuebingen (D); Doctoral Dissertation: «Senior citizens’ cooperatives as a model for a new welfare policy?», Evaluation of a model program from Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Lead of many R+D-projects, most of them international and interdisciplinary innovative projects.

Mandates: Scientific policy advice at national, regional and local level; numerous consulting projects concerning ageing, housing and caring

Major scientific achievements: U. Otto is specialised in applied social research and policy consultancy with a focus on social gerontology, on health and social care services, long-term care for older people. A general major focus is on user involvement and the collaboration of formal and informal caregivers in welfare mix settings.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Ulrich Otto

Gartenstr. 37
D-72074 Tübingen

Mobile:+49 7071 252204

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