ARC Activity Report 2017-2019

Our new activity report is now available online. Read about ARC’s organization, major research findings in brief, funding, ongoing projects, defended PhD theses, various outreach activities, collaborators around the world, and much more.


Arts and science project results in photo exhibition and open lectures

A collaborative project between ARC and Stockholm School of Photography ends with a 3-week exhibition starting week 9 and two lectures by ARC researchers on February 25 and March 4. The exhibition and lectures are open to the public and free of charge. It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, … Continue reading Arts and science project results in photo exhibition and open lectures


ARC part of the Swedish government’s newly founded council on geriatric research

Professor Laura Fratiglioni, Professor Mats Thorslund and Dr Pär Schön are three of fifteen researchers appointed to a council on geriatric research recently established by the Swedish government. The purpose of the council is to foster communication between researchers and the government. Read more (in Swedish only)


New report: Health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county

On behalf of Region Stockholm and the Center for Epidemiology and Social medicin (CES), researchers at ARC together with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (Stockholms Läns Stiftelse Äldrecentrum) compiled a report about health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county. The report describes the distribution of these factors within different population groups … Continue reading New report: Health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county


Two out of four VR grants awarded to KI were given to ARC researchers!

Two out of four grants awarded to Karolinska Institutet from the Swedish Research Council within the area of Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 were received by ARC researchers Goran Papenberg and Carin Lennartsson. Goran Papenberg receives a grant of 5.800.000 SEK from The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) for the project “Mechanisms of Cognitive Aging: The … Continue reading Two out of four VR grants awarded to KI were given to ARC researchers!


Doctoral courses at Aging Research Center spring 2020 – deadline November 15

The following doctoral courses will be held at Aging Research Center spring 2020: Computational modelling for cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry research, 1.5 credits, Jan 17-Feb 20 CANCELED Public Health Implications of an Aging Population, 3.0 credits, March 23-April 3 Integration of neuroimaging and cognition in normal aging and dementia, 2.0 credits, May 11-15 Last application … Continue reading Doctoral courses at Aging Research Center spring 2020 – deadline November 15


New report on mental health problems

On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, researchers at ARC conducted a study on differences in mental health problems among older people. The results from a nationally representative study show that the prevalence of mental health problems are common among older adults and varies substantially between subgroups of the older population. For more … Continue reading New report on mental health problems


The SIA Junior Workshop 2019

The second SIA workshop for junior researchers was organized at the Aging Research Center in Stockholm, September 3-4, 2019. Eleven doctoral students and postdocs from three Nordic countries participated. The aim of the workshop was to give junior researchers within the Social Inequalities in Ageing (SIA) project the possibility to get to know each other … Continue reading The SIA Junior Workshop 2019


Roger Keller Celeste and Johan Fritzell awarded by the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has selected the paper by Roger Keller Celeste and Johan Fritzell, “Do socioeconomic inequalities in pain, psychological distress and oral Health increase or decrease over the life course? Evidence from Sweden over 43 years of follow-up”, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, for the 2019 Aubrey Sheiham AWARD … Continue reading Roger Keller Celeste and Johan Fritzell awarded by the International Association for Dental Research


Pär Schön has been appointed associate professor of social work

In June, Pär Schön, researcher at Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor of Social Work at Stockholm University. Pär’s research covers the health and social care system for older people, social policy implications of the ageing population, and how this will affect future needs and demands for health and social care services. … Continue reading Pär Schön has been appointed associate professor of social work