Welcome to the European Centre for Gerontology
The European Centre for Gerontology is considered to be one of the leading centres for the study of ageing worldwide. Its teaching and research have made an invaluable contribution to our understanding of older persons, later life and ageing.
The Centre brings together academic experts from a wide range of disciplines, with students being graduates of a variety of professions including medicine and allied health professions, as well as the social sciences. Graduates pursue a range of careers. Many work in consultant and specialist positions in geriatric medicine, as well as holding policy and social science appointments, around the world.
- to conduct research within the areas of ageing and later life from a multi-disciplinary framework that is sensitive to both gerontological and geriatric concerns
- to deliver postgraduate courses in gerontology and geriatrics which lead to outstanding academic qualifications
- to co-ordinate pre-retirement training programmes with private and public organisations
- to liaise with government departments, voluntary agencies and the private sectors so as for the Centre to contribute to current gerontological developments
- to research issues of gerontological concern
- to engage in public debates on issues that concern older people through the organisation of conferences and fora.
19 May 2013