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Age, work and gender: Management of ageing in the later working life

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Academy of FinlandResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Funding centre

Website

http://www.aka.fi

Description

The Academy of Finland is an expert organisation in research funding. The Academy operates under the administration of the Ministry of Education.

Aims

The Academy of Finland aims to promote high-quality scientific research, by means of long-term funding based on scientific quality, reliable evaluation, science policy expertise and extensive international cooperation. The main focus of the Academy to support the development of innovative research environments, promote professional careers in research, advance gender equality in research and strengthen international cooperation and interaction.

Main research areas

The Academy has implemented two national research programmes on ageing, the first from 1989 to 1991 and the second from 2000 to 2002. Both programmes have been multidisciplinary, bringing together projects from several disciplines (from neuroscience and medicine to sociology and history). The objectives for the 'Second Research Programme on Ageing' were to help society contain the problems and challenges presented by the ageing of the population, to activate innovative basic and applied research into ageing issues, to promote co-operation and dialogue between different disciplines and fields of inquiry within ageing research and to strengthen academic community involvement in the public debate on ageing.

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral

Address

Academy of Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6
POB 131
Helsinki
Finland
FI-00531 Helsinki

Telephone

+358 (0)9 774 881

Fax

+358 (0)9 7748 8299

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