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November 2003 - Rummel, Ritus, Religion
Dieter Korczak and Hartmut Rosenau (professor for systematic theology in Kiel) just recently edited a book about the cultural role of religion in everyday life. The book is written in German and published by the Neukirchener Verlag (ISBN 3-7887-1989-3).
November 2003 - Minimum standards of the social infrastructure
At the annual meeting of the German Association for Town, Region and State Planning, Dieter Korczak has given a lecture about the minimum standards of social support which a city should not fall below. Otherwise, the exclusion of social groups will become a big danger for the social cohesion.
October 2003 - Objectives and Targets of Medical Progress
At the 60th annual conference of the Interdisziplinäre Studiengesellschaft in Munich a manifold picture of the medical progress was developed. Genetic engineering, biotechnology, brain research, telematics and the anti-aging-medicine are the mega-trends in the years to come (Dieter Korczak). For Friedhelm W. Schwartz (Hannover) medical progress makes sense when either less resources are used with the same therapy and care results or when better results are achieved with the same effort. The moral theologist Waldemar Molinski (Wuppertal) pointed out that health is not the highest good in life for everyone. The psychotherapist Cornelia Krause-Girth (Frankfurt) stressed the importance of protective salutogenetic factors. Jörg Baltzer (Krefeld) showed the enormous possibilities how premature babies (from week 25 on) can be healthy brought into life. Cornelia Höß (Ebersberg) described the modern therapy for carcinomas of the breast, Werner Sack (Munich) outlined the possibilities of the anti-aging-medicine, Walburg Maric-Oehler (Bad Homburg) showed the approach of the traditional Asian medicine and Bogdan von Rückmann (Erlangen) talked about the future of medical devices. Hans-Jürgen Möller (Munich) reported that successes in psychiatry were mainly achieved in the treatment of Dementia and in the better tolerance of psychotropic drugs. The conference was rounded off by a panel discussion - chaired by Marianne Koch - with Thomas Strüngmann, Hans-Peter Studer, Andreas Hofmann and Waldemar Molinski. For more details about the conference please visit
October 2003 - Consumption today and tomorrow - do we have to change our minds?
At the 8th Forum on Nutrition in Heidelberg Dieter Korczak presented the results of the futurology about consumption behaviour and lifestyle developments. The following decades will be characterized by parallel contrary trends. Wealth, demonstrative luxury, elitist behaviour and the striving for safety will increase just as much as poverty, modesty, exclusion and antisocialness. As the markets are saturated, the symbolic production of brands and products becomes more and more important. This against the background of a decreasing and over-aging population. For more information please call Dieter Korczak (+49-89-54344960) and visit the Forum on Nutrition
October 2003 - Status analysis Integrated Product Policy
By order of the Bavarian Institute of Applied Environmental Research and Technology GmbH (BIfA) the GP Forschungsgruppe questioned in a representative survey 380 Bavarian entrepreneurs, managing directors and environmental managers about Integrated Product Policy and Mass Flow Management. In this survey which was conducted in 2001 for the first time, the knowledge, the experiences and the use of the industry about ecologically friendly product design and product life cycle analyses were determined. The BIfA is going to publish soon a report with the results of the survey.
September 2003 - 'Disaster of education?' published
Dieter Korczak is the editor of the book " Disaster of education? What our children should learn for the future". The book is published in German by the Westdeutsche Verlag Wiesbaden (ISBN 3-531-14029-9). Authors from sociology and psychology, educational science, economics studies, management consulting and medicine present sustainable perspectives for school and family education.
August 2003 - August is the month of quality of life
With 40,1 Centigrade Euskirchen/Rheinland and Köln (38,8 Centigrade) have the highest temperatures in Germany. Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen is the most eco-friendly county. The county of Munich is the richest and the county of Siegen has the biggest wood area. Berlin offers the best supply of culture. Darmstadt-Dieburg and Enzkreis are the safest counties. Heidelberg provides the best medical care. The county of Mecklenburg-Strelitz meets best the need for debt counselling. The inhabitants of the counties Fürstenfeldbruck, Munich and Tübingen have the highest life expectancy. The quality of life-atlas 2003 shows the strengths of 440 German cities and counties. The county Höxter has good cause for celebration, too, in 2003 it jumped into the top-hundred of the German cities and counties (see press comments).
July 2003 - The Best Indicators in Town for measuring the Quality of Life
Which are the most valid and appropriate indicators to measure the local quality of life? Do you need 250 different indicators or are 22 indicators sufficient? Dieter Korczak has the right answers and will present them at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Quality- of-Life Studies. The conference takes place in Frankfurt/Germany from 20st - 24th July. For further information go to
June 2003 - Guidelines for Interviewing Children and Young People
Dieter Korczak presented the ESOMAR guidelines for interviewing children and young people at the kid & teen power World Kongress 2003 in Berlin. It is agreed that ther researcher must take special care when interviewing children and young people. The informed consent of the parent or responsible adult must first be obtained for interviews with children. The same goes for online interviews.
May 2003 - Prime Time in Munich
On the occasion of the German congress of market research in Munich 40 German market researchers who oversee international projects, accepted the invitation of the ESOMAR representative Dieter Korczak to a Bavarian snack in the Forum Hotel. In a relaxed ambience they were informed and could discuss about the ESOMAR-initiatives RELEAS (Research Leaders Summit) and WIN (World Industry Network).
April 2003 - The new Quality of Life Map is now available
For the 2nd edition, the GP Forschungsgruppe has collected the actual quality of life data in Germany. The first edition was published with great success in 1995. It is now possible to compare 440 German cities and counties by the dimensions wealth, environment, culture, safety, infrastructure and health. The data can be used for longitudinal and intercommunal comparisons of the level of quality of life in Germany. Besides the analysis of the quality of life, this is an unique and important data source for sustainability, image building and marketing purposes. The results are available on CD-Rom for 499,-- Euro. To order please contact 0049-89-54344960 or use the online format.
March 2003 - Responsible Marketing
Dieter Korczak has been invited to join the programme committee for the international conference 'Responsible Marketing'. The conference takes place from October 12-14, 2003 in Berlin. This conference in cooperation with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) aims at establishing a dialogue and debate on the importance of sustainability, social and green policies, bringing to the fore real cases from all types of industries and institutions where research has helped move the sustainability agenda for a better quality of life.
March 2003 - Education Policy
Dieter Korczak has published the article "What should our children learn from us" in the supplement 'Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte' of the weekly newspaper Das Parlament'. In his article he has a critical look at the reception of the PISA-study. Special editions of the supplement can be ordered with the online-form.
February 2003 - Inter-Generation Contract
On the workshop of the Bavarian Youth Organisations in the Institut für Jugendarbeit in Garching on 1st February 2003 Dieter Korczak gave a speech about the term "inter-generation contract". The term inter-generation contract represents a linguistic agreement in the course of the introduction of the "dynamic pension for retired persons" in 1957. Nowadays an inter-generation contract has to consider various sectors: the social field, the environmental responsibility, the right to work, the preservation of the cultural diversity, equal opportunities in education, the biological consequences of genetic engineering, the relation between nation-states and the One-World-Movement. The speech (on CD) can be ordered online for 25 Euro.
February 2003 - Healthcare Mega Trends in the United States and Germany
On the Global Healthcare 3 conference in New York on 24th February Dieter Korczak will speak about the German and American healthcare system. He will present 9 mega trends in the healthcare system which will become true in the next ten years in Germany as well as in the United States.
January 2003 - Illegal drug use in Europe
Drug production and consumption are a growing problem which governments around the world are trying to manage and control. To be able to allocate the necessary resources to deal with this issue, they need to know the extent of the problem. In Research World Vol. 11 No 1, Dieter Korczak gives an overview about the European trends of drug consumption and recommends targeted research techniques to assess the hidden populations of drug users.
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