Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging - UCPH IARU Course 2020

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging - UCPH IARU Course 2020

Course dates:
9 August, 2021 to 27 August, 2021
EU/EEA citizens 4000 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 6250 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Medicine, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Thursday, 1 April, 2021
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

As populations age, we need to understand how to ensure life-course processes that enable older adults to live independently in good health, stay engaged in social relationships within families and communities, and uphold social roles important to well-being.

At this international summer course, you will develop tools for writing a grant application and gain research insight in the field of aging by exploring the aging phenomena through an interdisciplinary lens. Over three weeks in August, you will meet engaged and highly skilled researchers and work with ambitious students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and countries.

The primary objective is to gain interdisciplinary knowledge and research experience in the field of aging to better understand how older people can preserve their vitality and enjoy a robust older age. We will focus on the concept of sustainable aging throughout the course.

The course provides experience with interdisciplinary work and aging research under the supervision of researchers from Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen. The course is offered as part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Courses.


Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).


Application form

ECTS accreditation

Master level


Contact information

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