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German Centre of GerontologyResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre



The German Centre of Gerontology (the acronym DZA comes from its German name “Deutsches Zentrum fuer Altersfragen”) is a scientific research centre with the focus on the investigation of the living arrangements, life situations, and life-styles of ageing people in the societal and policy context. 


The statutes of the institute state its purpose as being to “increase, collect, evaluate, process and disseminate knowledge about the living arrangements of ageing and old people in order to use this knowledge for scientifically independent consultation in respect to the challenges of an ageing population for society and social policy”.

Main research areas

Main research areas cover the themes (a) employment and retirement, (b) economy of old age, (c) health and social care, (d) family and social relations and (e) societal participation.

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German Centre of Gerontology
Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, DZA
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2
12101 Berlin


+49 (0)30 - 260740-0


+49 (0)30 - 7854350

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