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Research Institute for Economics of Aging

About us

The Research Institute for Economics of Aging was established in summer 2006. Its research focuses on the socio-economic living conditions of older people and on the economic challenges of an aging society.

Read more about us and our projects, publications and ASCOT (German version).



New Publications:

New Projects:

  • In September 2023, 24/7-Digital, an Austrian research and development project, was launched to develop, test, and evaluate an app for 24-hour care.

  • March 2022 saw the launch of AAL@HzL, a Viennese collaborative project to test and evaluate new technologies for "Häuser zum Leben" (residential care).

  • In June 2021, "Care about Care" started, a European research and development project to promote digitization in long-term care.

  • In May 2021, ASCOT-LL started, a project to develop a light-reading version for the German-language ASCOT survey instruments.


  • Birgit Trukeschitz was “WU Researcher of the Month” October 2022 - for the RoM video with subtitles see here.

  • In November 2021, Birgit Trukeschitz and Assma Hajji received "WU Awards for Outstanding Research Achievement" for publications on the German-language version of ASCOT (Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit).