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
Lifelong learning – the key to happiness?
More and more senior citizens are studying at senior universities. But why do older-adults want to learn new things and further their knowledge? Örebro University doctoral student Hany Hachem is researching this in a new study.
120 million for a new centre for inflammation research
Inflammation contributes to many endemic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, researchers at Örebro University are taking on inflammation with an entirely new approach. They have now received SEK 48 million in funding...
“Valuable input for our data analyses” – Newbreed doctoral students on their visit to Southampton
Maja Dobrosavljevic’s and Carmen Solares Canal’s research projects focus on ADHD in older adults and health among older adults with a criminal background. This spring, they spent three weeks at University of Southampton in the UK to learn more about the...
Relations significant in aid efforts for older poor people
Owasim Akram’s research focuses on older extreme poor people in Bangladesh. During the spring he spent three months in Oxford as a visiting PhD student to work on his study on factors that influence the outcome of aid efforts for this group. The results...