Andreas Motel-Klingebiel is a Professor in Ageing and Later Life at Linköping University’s Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC) and a Sociologist and Gerontologist. Before accepting this position in Sweden, he was acting as Head of Research and Deputy Institute Director of the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) in Berlin, where he was the director of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS). Professor Motel-Klingebiel received my PhD in Sociology from Free University Berlin and got my venia legendi from the University of Vechta and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he taught Gerontology and Sociology. He is the current vice-president of the Swedish Gerontological Society (SGS - sgs.nu) and the Editor of the International Journal of Aging and Society (agingandsociety.com)
Professor Motel-Klingebiel has extensive experience in quantitative research and my research targets the interdependencies between social change, life courses, human ageing and old age with an emphasis on quality of life, diversity, distributions, social inequality and exclusion. Current research focusses on working life, pension systems, care systems, ICT and ageism from a life course and diversity perspective.