The Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) is a virtual institute for the advancement of research on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. It is part of the broad activities carried out by the Max Planck Society in this field. The Department 'Integration and Conflict' participates in this endeavour.

Under the auspices of the Max Planck Society, MaxNetAging provides a platform for an international collaboration endeavor between 21 Max Planck Institutes, 1 Emmy Noether research group and outstanding scholars from other institutions. The network's interdisciplinary focus includes political science, law, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, art history, history of science, demography, mathematics, biology, medicine, cognitive and brain sciences, psychology, and human development.

MaxNetAging consists of a doctoral and postdoctoral funding program (MaxNetAging Research School), fellowships, research workshops, and annual conferences.

MaxNetAging was founded in 2004 by Paul B. Baltes (1939-2006), Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Since 2007 James W. Vaupel, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, has been the Director of MaxNetAging.

MaxNetAging at the Department 'Integration and Conflict'

Several doctoral candidates and their projects as well as postdoctoral research are hosted at the Department 'Integration and Conflict'.

Doctoral Research

Research Project: Age, Generation and Social Change among an East African Pastoralist Society more
Research Project: Implementation of Elderly-Related Policies in EU more
Research Project: Aging at a cross Roads in Ethiopia? Opportunities and Perils of development initiatives on Aging population and their Social Safetynet programs (2014-2016) more
Research Project: The Role of Age Sets in Identity Politics among the Oromo People of Ethiopia (2012-2015) more

Postdoctoral Research 

Andrea Nicolas

Research Project: Feasting and the politics of age: Tulama-Oromo Gadaa organization (2010 - 2012)

Anita von Poser

Research Project: Bosmun Notions of Aging (Ramu River, Papua New Guinea) comparison of younger and older adults (2010-2011)

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