Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care

Ageing and Care

Teppo Kröger (University of Jyväskylä, UJ), Marja Jylhä (Tampere University), Sakari Taipale (UJ) and Sirpa Wrede (University of Helsinki)

The Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care studies the transformation of ageing and care for older people using new conceptual and interdisciplinary perspectives. The research of the CoE combines an analysis of the diversification of everyday life with an analysis of ongoing profound societal and policy changes. In particular, the CoE will explore the implications of transnationalisation and digitalisation for ageing and care.

The CoE combines scholarship from social policy, sociology and gerontology, analysing older people’s care needs, agency and equality as well as the changing character of care work. Its research is a concerted effort of four different research groups from the Universities of Jyväskylä, Tampere and Helsinki and involves close collaboration with a broad network of leading international scholars. The CoE also acts as an international training platform for early-career researchers.

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