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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Welcome to ARC’s website!

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Last webinar on older peoples’ health due to the pandemic, 3 February 2021, 11:45

Aspects of rehabilitation after Covid-19 in older people – a European perspective

ARC seminar with Daniela Weber, IIASA, Vienna, Austria, 16 February 2021, 11:00

Daniela Weber: “Working life and health expectancies” (Preliminary title)

Job openings

Assistant Professor position in Geriatric Medicine, Application deadline 1 February at noon.

Focus on Aging in a unique Arts & Science project

A collaborative project between ARC and the Stockholm School of Photography at Folkuniversitetet with the purpose of producing representative photographs of older people based on the research conducted at ARC. Read more about the project.

ARC seminar series

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