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 SciencesBente Merete Stallknecht, has the 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. 


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


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. 


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.

Scientific advisory board members