Photo: Veronica Tybell

Aging Research Center

A multidisciplinary research center devoted to aging and health. Established in 2000 by Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.

ARC’s mission

ARC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older individuals by contributing to the understanding of the aging process from a biomedical, and psychological and sociological perspective in relation to life-long social and physical contexts. ARC conducts research and education and spreads research findings within and outside the scientific community.

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New and improved website!

Welcome to ARC’s new website!

If you discover flaws (e.g. links not working or missing photos), or lack some information you think should be included in the website, please notify us by sending an email to

Photo: Victor Celis Schüberg

Focus on Aging in a unique Arts & Science project

We approached the Stockholm School of Photography at Folkuniversitetet to gauge their interest in a collaborative project with the purpose of producing representative photographs of older people based on the research conducted at ARC. The idea received a positive response and resulted in 20 photography students producing 15 images each of older people in Sweden. Read more about the project.

ARC seminar: Sara Fritzell, Public Health Agency of Sweden, and GPH, KI, 1 December at 11:00

“The consequences of COVID-19 restrictions on the life and health of the older population.”

ARC seminar: Maria Josefsson, Umeå University, 8 December at 11:00

“Longitudinal methods for the study of cognitive aging and risk factors of dementia”.

Doctoral thesis defence: Giulia Grande, 11 December at 14:00

“Development of dementia in older adults: the body-mind connection”.

ARC seminar: Anders Sand, CLINTEC, 15 December at 11:00

“Step aside p-values and let me estimate the effects in peace”

Job openings

Two Senior Lecturers, Postdoctoral researcher, Senior Researcher in Epidemiology of Aging. More information

ARC seminar series

We have several interesting seminars coming up this semester – all online!