At the research school on Successful Ageing, we develop theories on ageing and opportunities for the ageing, and explain them from a contemporary Nordic perspective.
Örebro University’s strategic initiative on Successful Ageing currently consists of two graduate research schools focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration between the university’s three faculties:
In the Successful ageing, graduate school research is being carried out on ageing and the opportunities offered by successful ageing. We are developing theories on Successful ageing and relating them to a contemporary Nordic perspective. The graduate school is international with 18 doctoral students from several different countries. The PhD students spend four years on their own research while part of the programme’s graduate school.
The Newbreed PhD programme is partly financed by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (MSCA COFUND). During 2018, 16 international doctoral students were hired from 14 different countries.
News about Successful ageing
People living in extreme poverty value relationships more than assets
For older persons living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh, it is not the lack of income or assets that stand out when they talk about their situation. Instead, relationships are crucial for their wellbeing.
Two portions of vegetables per day adequate to protect against inflammation in older people
Only two portions of vegetables per day can reduce systemic inflammation that affects multiple parts of the body simultaneously, a new doctoral thesis from Örebro University has shown. Fruit, on the other hand, does not seem to have the same effect.
Revisiting individual experiences and social practices – a tool for senior learners
From gender to the chance at getting an education. From motherhood to pension. Using their own experiences as a starting point, a group of 11 older people – participating in a senior university study group – began to discuss important societal challenges...
Fear of crime and poor health can make older people feel unsafe
Fear of being a victim of crime is just one of the reasons why older people feel unsafe. The social climate in the neighbourhood and fear of, for instance, having a fall in the home are also common, according to a new study by Nadezhda Golovchanova,...