About Center for Healthy Aging

   

Center for Healthy Aging is a research center focusing on how more people can have a healthy life and healthy aging. Our approach to research is interdisciplinary and the center studies aging and aging processes from cell to society.

Center for Healthy Aging is a network of research units, most of which are currently located at the University of Copenhagen and the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUlla Wewer, has overall responsibility for the center. The other research units are based at the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as a number of hospitals. 

Vision

Our vision is to make Denmark the world's best country to grow old in. 

Mission

Our mission is to employ a common conceptual framework to understand the complex interplay of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence health and wellbeing at an individual and a societal level. We engage actively with a variety of stakeholders to develop interventions and policies that promote healthy living and social participation in old age. 

Funding

Center for Healthy Aging is supported by approx. 50 million Euro in funding from Nordea-fonden. The Foundation supports activities that promote good living.

 

The role of the International Advisory Board (AB) is to provide advice about strategic planning, recruitment, feasibility, progress and development of the scientific program.

AB proposes criteria for evaluating scientific progress and success, assists in establishing suitable external domestic and international collaborations, and advises on scientific goals. Finally, AB helps ensure the leadership of Center for Healthy Aging that its research programs meet the highest international standards and achieve optimal scientific impact.

The Board members meet once a year in Copenhagen.

Scientific advisory board members

 

 

The Steering Committee provides oversight for research activities, financial issues, recruitment, strategic planning and outreach.

The Chair of the Steering Committee is the Executive Director, Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen, and the Committee members are leaders of the three research tracks, as well as the Outreach Director and Deputy Director.

The Committee meets approximately eight times a year.

Members of the steering committee

Substitutes

Head of Administration Niels Kristian Madsen are also participating the Steering Committee meetings.