Center for Healthy Aging - aging research center at University of Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen


The research in Center for Healthy Aging focuses on how more people can get a healthy life and a healthy aging.

The research is interdisciplinary and looks at aging and aging processes from cells to society. This knowledge will form the basis for new initiatives for both prevention and treatment. 

Research Themes

The research at the Center encompasses three research themes:

1. Health-promotion innovations in local communities
2. Life course aging processes
3. Energy levels in humans

Center Financing

The Center has been established through a generous donation from Nordea-fonden to the University of Copenhagen. Nordea-fonden donated 26 million USD in 2008, to meet the Center's running costs for five years and in 2013 Nordea-fonden decided to prolong the grant with an additional 26 million USD for a five-year extension from 2014-2018.


The Center has been established initially as a network of independent research units that will be gathered together at the Faculty of Health Sciences. From its inauguration, the Center has been part of a strong international research community through its involvement in the International Alliance of Research Universities. The Center's aspiration is to become a magnet for international research talent. It will attract new international researchers and establish new collaborative relationships to assist aging related research, education, and health care initiatives of the highest international standards.