About us

ARC was established in 2000 by Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. We are a Forte Center—one of several research environments across Sweden funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life, Health and Welfare (Forte) as long-term, strategic investments capable of stimulating scientific innovations.

We work together with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, the Swedish Dementia Center, and the magazine Older People in Focus (Äldre i Centrum). We conduct research, educate the next generation of aging researchers, and spread information about our results within and outside the scientific world.

Our four basic, guiding questions are:

  • Why do we age?
  • Why do we age so differently?
  • Is it possible to decrease disease and disability?
  • How can we provide better treatment and care?
All at ARC
Photo: Maria Yohuang