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Programme:Finnish Research programme on Ageing 2000-2002
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Finnish Research programme on Ageing 2000-2002

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Finnish Research programme on Ageing 2000-2002Research Programme


Programme type

Research programme

Programme status


Total number of funded projects


Summary of key aims

The general objective of this research programme is to produce information that can help contain the problems and challenges presented by the ageing of the population. Information for practical application in various sectors from housing and employment to health policy planning and treatment methods is expected. The purpose is to explore the ageing process, its nature and underlying factors as a biological, psychological, social, cultural and societal phenomenon. The concern is with the social and cultural dimensions of ageing, with functional capacity and maintaining it with increasing age, and with the biological foundations of ageing.

Chances of influencing the quality of life of the ageing population are studied at the level of individuals, communities and society. Research themes in this programme include ageing and employment, the living environment of the ageing population, ageing and technology, old-age policy and services, and ageing and the economy.

The aims have been focused as: 1) to help the society to deal with the problems and challenges presented by the ageing of the population, 2) to activate innovative basic and applied research of ageing issues, 3) to promote cooperation and dialogue between different disciplines and fields of inquiry witihin ageing research and 4) to strenghthen the involvement of the academic community in ongoing public debate on ageing.

Management contact

Marja Saarenheimo
Vanhustyon keskusliitto
Malmin Kauppatie 26
00700 Helsinki

Admin contact

School of Public Health
+358 3 355 111
University of Tampere
School of Public Health

Scientific contact

Marja Jylha
University of Tampere
School of Public Health

Funding contact

Tellervo Raijas
+358 9 7748 8245
Academy of Finland
Vilhonvuorenkatu 6,
PO Box 99

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

A panel formed by one national and three international researchers; another evaluation, focused on "relevance" of the programme was performed by a national panel.

What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ Travel for foreign collaborators
  • ▪ National researchers abroad
  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

  • For the programme ✔
  • For the funding agency ✔