Education and training
Center for Healthy Aging contributes
Are you interested in making either your Bachelor’s, Master’s or Research Year’s assignment on aging-related issues? Then researchers from Center of Healthy Aging can be your supervisors.
Center for Healthy Aging is an interdisciplinary research center closely linked with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The center focuses on research into aging for better health and reduced frailty throughout life. The research produce new knowledge on how more people can live healthy lives and enjoy a robust old-age. The multidisciplinary research tracks investigate biomedical, social and psychological causes of healthy aging, and this knowledge will form the basis for new initiatives for both prevention and treatment.
Key research questions at Center for Healthy Aging
- How can we ensure that we live and age well over the course of a lifetime?
- How should we explain the biology of aging?
- How do we minimize age-related diseases?
- How do we encourage people to take care of their health and enjoy more healthy, active years of their life?
The center includes three research tracks and a number of interdisciplinary activities. The three tracks are all seeking new knowledge about how more people can have a healthy life and healthy aging.
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If you are a Master student and interested in the field of healthy aging, Center for Healthy Aging hosts an interdisciplinary summer schools which is open for domestic and international students. The summer school is part of the initiative IARU Courses, run by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) network, and it offers an exciting and educational opportunity for university students across the world to gain international network and experience.
The summer school is rooted in the research and teaching environment of Center for Healthy Aging and it reflects the center's various research projects and interdisciplinary nature. In July 2019, for the 9th time in a row, Center for Healthy Aging will host the summer school - learn more about it below.
Are you ready for the public health challenges of the future? Do you want to learn the value of observational data for public health policy during hands on research sessions? At this summer school, targeted graduate level, researchers in public health from all over the world will become familiar with the steps of the Data-Driven Prevention Cycle (D2PC).
The summer school is taught by experts from the Aletta Jacobs School in Public Health based in Groningen and the department of Public Health & Center for Healthy Aging of the University of Copenhagen, and it combines lectures with active learning modules that bring the learned theory into practice. The summer school is sponsored by EIT Health.
Business Models for Innovative Care for Older People is an interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focusing on aging as a major societal challenge. The MOOC provides an introduction to innovative health care in the fields of healthy and active aging, as well as theories, tools, and concepts for analyzing and developing innovative solutions for aging populations. The lectures cover demographic, biological, economic, social, and cultural aspects of healthy aging.
The MOOC has been developed in the context of the EIT Health Summer School Innovating Solutions for Aging Populations. The EIT Health Summer School was a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen, and it was offered in the years 2016-2018.
In addition, the MOOC is offered in cooperation between Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen, and it is still available at the Coursera platform.
The PhD Academy for Interdisciplinary Aging Research (PAIAR) is established with the aim of developing and organizing PhD courses within the field of interdisciplinary aging research.
On a regular basis, Center for Healthy Aging hosts PhD courses arranged or co-arranged by researchers from Center for Healthy Aging.
Upcoming PhD courses
- Why do we age? Molecular and cellular mechanisms of ageing
6-10 May 2019
- Aging from a cross disciplinary perspective (developed by PhD Academy (PAIAR))
Recently held Phd courses
- The good scientific presentation: From attractive posters to inspiring talks
25-27 February 2019
- How to conduct interdisciplinary research (developed by PhD Academy (PAIAR))
3-5 December 2018
- Multi-methods in Health Sciences Research
6-27 November 2018
- Skeletal muscle: size, signalling, and satellite cells
- Determinants for labour market attachment and retirement
29-31 August 2018
- Cellular Bioenergetics
5-8 March 2018
All PhD courses will also be announced in the Graduate School's PhD course catalogue.
Network for Young Scholars (NYS) in Center for Healthy Aging is a network for PhD students and postdocs affiliated with the center. The vision is to build a platform for young researchers to promote research training, educational activities, and social networking in an interdisciplinary context.