Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h. c. Dipl.-Psych.

Andreas Kruse

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Born in 1955

Professional Background

  • 2007 – 2011 Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2000 – 2007 Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg
  • Since 1997 Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1993 – 1997 Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Greifswald
  • 1991 – 1993 Visiting Professorships at Freie University Berlin and at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1991 Habilitation in Psychology at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1986 – 1991 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1986 PhD in Psychology at the University of Bonn
  • 1982 – 1986 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bonn
  • Studies of Psychology, Philosophy, Psychopathology and Music at the Universities of Aachen and Cologne as well as at the State Conservatory of Cologne

Memberships (Selection)

  • 2016 Appointment to the German Ethics Council
  • 2012 – 2014 Member of the Commission of the Federal Government for the Report on Disabled Persons
  • Since 2011 Member of the Future Commission of the Federal Chancellor
  • 2010 – 2012 Member of the Commission of the Federal Government for the Report on Families
  • 2006 – 2009 Chair of the Experts Commission of the Evangelical Church in Germany on Ageing
  • 2003 – 2016 and 1998 – 2000 Chair of the Commission of the Federal Government for the Report on Older Persons
  • 2002 – 2007 Chair of the Commission of Bertelsmann Foundation on the Objectives in Senior Citizen Policies
  • Member of the Commission of the United Nations to introduce an International Plan of Action on Ageing

Publications (Selection)

  • Kruse, A. (to be published). Das hohe Alter: Verletzlichkeit und Reife. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.
  • Kruse, A. (2015). Resilienz im Alter. Was wir von Johann Sebastian Bach lernen können. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.
  • Kruse, A. (2014). Die Grenzgänge des Johann Sebastian Bach – Psychologische Einblicke (1. Auflage 2013). Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.
  • Kruse, A., Maio, G., Althammer, J. (2014). Humanität einer alternden Gesellschaft. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh.
  • Kruse, A. (2013). Alternde Gesellschaft – eine Bedrohung? Ein Gegenentwurf. Freiburg: Lambertus.
  • Becker, S., Kaspar, R., Kruse, A. (2010). H.I.L.DE. – Heidelberger Instrument zur Erfassung der Lebensqualität demenzkranker Menschen. Bern: Huber.
  • Kruse, A., Wahl, H.-W. (2009). Zukunft Altern. Individuelle und gesellschaftliche Weichenstellungen. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.
  • Kruse, A. (2007). Das letzte Lebensjahr. Die körperliche, psychische und soziale Situation des alten Menschen am Ende seines Lebens. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Kruse, A. (2002). Gesund altern. Stand der Präventionsforschung und Entwicklung von Präventionsstrategien. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Kruse, A., Schmitt, E. (2000). Wir haben uns als Deutsche gefühlt. Lebensrückblick und Lebenssituation ehemaliger jüdischer Emigranten und Lagerhäftlinge. Darmstadt: Springer Steinkopff.