Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field of science that examines aging from biological, psychological, and social perspectives. The research and education concentrate on the health and active citizenship of older people. The goal is to improve the quality of life and promote people’s well-being through every stage of aging.
Finland's population is aging rapidly. This significant demographic change has impacts on the economy, service structure and community planning. Challenges of the aging population demand gerontological understanding of aging and gerontological knowledge is needed in many occupations. Studies in gerontology prepare to work successfully in academic positions (research and teaching) or other expert positions in working life.
Our research is conducted in the research centers
Gerontology Research Center, GEREC is a collaborative effort in aging research jointly run by the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Tampere.
Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) is one of the 12 Centres of Excellence that the Academy of Finland has chosen for the period 2018-2025.