The Newbreed doctoral programme

Training a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers to respond to the opportunities and challenges of ageing.

Newbreed doctoral programme logotypeNewbreed is a doctoral programme within the focus area of Successful Ageing at Örebro University. The programme is co-funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (MSCA COFUND). The programme is organised in four thematic areas.

NEWBREED will enable the development of a new generation of researchers to approach the challenges of ageing from interdisciplinary, intersectoral and life-course perspectives.

The programme focus on developing:

  • a better understanding of an active and successful ageing process
  • concrete methods, innovation and products to support this active successful ageing process from an individual, organisational, societal, and life course perspective.

Successful Ageing

Population ageing is one of Europe's and the world's major challenges for the 21st century. People are living longer, and the processes and means of supporting and benefiting from ageing populations have already been studied in great detail, even if most studies have not been interdisciplinary.

To look at ageing throughout the whole life course from many different dimensions, and not just in relation to older people, requires a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers who have been trained to work on the topic within a number of different disciplines within the natural and technological sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. Newbreed addresses this challenge through an interdisciplinary doctoral programme, developed and coordinated by Örebro University in Sweden, in cooperation with a network of hosting organisations.

Newbreed is a Cofund programme within the Successful Ageing focus area. Read more about Successful ageing.


As a doctoral student in the Newbreed programme you can find relevant information on the intranet: (requires log in).


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