Research activities at the DWI
Reality lab “Sustainable urban development in a knowledge society”
Starting from January 2015 the DWI will participate in one of the four subprojects which are part of the so called ‘reality lab’ led by the Institute for Geography of Heidelberg University (Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard). Using the ‘Internationale Bauausstellung’ (IBA) as an example the reality lab aims at exploring the connection between knowledge and urban development. In the context of their subproject the DWI and the Institute of Gerontology (Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse) examine innovative and pioneering living concepts and provide scientific support for the development of a multigenerational house designed by the architecture firm Frey and the consulting office Innovatio in Heidelberg’s ’Bahnstadt’ district..
Potentials of “young” and “old” old age. An interdisciplinary approach to social spaces of opportunity in different age groups
Starting from April 2014 the Institute for the Study of Christian Social Service in co-operation with the Institute of Psychology (Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl) and the Ecumenical Institute (Prof. Dr. Friederike Nüssel) of Heidelberg University participate in a project which aims at exploring the potentials of ‘young’ and ‘old age’. The project is funded within the innovation fund Frontier of the Excellence Initiative II which is part of the Institutional Strategy of Heidelberg University.
The use of technology in outpatient care networks for people with dementia
The project is a co-operation with the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and funded within the Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership (HeiKa), a long-standing cooperation of Heidelberg University with the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). The project identifies critical factors for network formation and the use of innovative technologies in outpatient care networks for people with dementia
InnoServ – Social Services Innovations
The INNOSERV project identifies key factors for innovation as well as possible future trends in the field of social services. The results are published and disseminated on a social platform
This project addresses the topic of demographic and social change in our society and seizes it as an opportunity.
Mapping of the research landscape in the scientific field of Christian Social Service
This project is long-term oriented and aims at strengthening the visibility of the Study of Christian Social Service as an interdisciplinary field of research and an independent scientific discipline