Gerontology Research Center, GEREC
Aging Research in Finland
GEREC is a collaborative effort in aging research jointly run by the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Tampere, read more about us.
GEREC is co-organizing the Nordic Congress of Gerontology in June 19.-22. 2016 in Tampere Finland. Theme of the congress is Good Ageing - Better Society. The congress gathers over 600 professionals of gerontology from all over the world.
GEREC and COST Action Ageism
GEREC reserachers participate in the work of COST Action Ageism.
You can find GEREC in Facebook
The direct address is https://www.facebook.com/gerontologiantutkimuskeskus/. Please visit the page and like it, remember to invite you colleagues and those interested in ageing research to like the page as well.
Research news: New knowledge on factors predicting survival in older adults
A Nordic comparative study indicates that of the Finnish men born in the middle of 1910´s only 24 % survived to the age of 75, whereas among the Swedish and Danish men the corresponding proportions were 49 and 42 percent. Similarly of the Finnish women only 47 percent survived to the age of 75 compared to the corresponding proportions, 67 and 61 percent, among the Swedish and Danish women.
A position of university lecturer in gerontology
Deadline for symposia proposals for 23NKG is September 30, 2015
The Scientific Committee welcomes symposia from all fields in ageing research. We particularly encourage cross-disciplinary research and sessions co-organized by research groups from different countries.
Ilkka Pietilä appointed to Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Social Research
The Rector of the University of Tampere has appointed Ilkka Pietilä for two-year fixed-term Fellowship (Senior Research Fellow) at the Institute for Advanced Social Research.
Sari Stenholm appointed as a new Academy Research Fellow
The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health has decided to fund ten new research posts as Academy Research Fellow and one of them is Sari Stenholm acting professor of gerontology from University of Tampere.
Academy of Finland's Research Council for Health funding to Marja Jylhä and Riku Nikander
The Academy of Finlands´Rezsearch Council for Health has granted funding for two research project in GEREC for years 2015-2019