At the Network Aging Research, humanists, natural- and medical scientists research interdisciplinary the aspects of aging, since aging affects humans in its entirety.
About a hundred years ago, the Heidelberg physician and clinic director Ludolf Krehl (1861- 1937)- founder of the somatic medicine- already demanded to treat sick people in its entirety, a personality with body, mind and soul. His view of sicknesses is a reminder and a challenge to us: “There is no such thing as sickness, we only know sick people”
The NAR with its integrated, systematic approach and its interdisciplinarity is unique in
Presently the work of the NAR is focused on four emphases:
- Research in all fields that are represented in the network
- Promotion of young researchers
- Dialogue beyond the borders of disciplines
- Public relations
The seven floors in the Logo of the NAR "building" represent the seven cooperation partners, which make up the virtual institute and the network.