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.
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
Research news: Is the length of work careers determined in utero?
Low weight at birth increased the risk of disability pension among men, reveals a new Finnish study published in the PLoS One. Around 20% of the cohort members born in 1934–44 retired on a disability pension between 1971 and 2011.
Ilkka Pietilä to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ageing Studies
Ilkka Pietilä has been invited to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ageing Studies.
German Vontobel prize for ageing research
Visiting scientist MD, PhD Timo Hinrichs has won the Vontobel prize for ageing research awarded by the University of Zürich for his research paper "Inverse effects of midlife occupational and leisure time physical activity on mobility limitation in old age – a 28-year prospective follow-up study” which was written in collaboration with researchers from GEREC.
Research news: Older women abandon many of their personal goals
Older people have many kinds of goals in their lives, most commonly related to health, independent living, close relationships, and different activities. However, based on a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä, older women abandon many of their goals with increasing age.