National Graduate School in Ageing, Later Life and Care
The graduate school at the National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life (NISAL) at Linköping University offers doctoral-level courses on ageing, later life and care in collaboration with the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. The research school accepts doctoral students from throughout Sweden and the other Nordic countries. The courses, which are free of charge, are funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS).
The mission of the school is to give students deeper knowledge about later life and the elderly in society, about ageing in the broadest sense and about different forms of and changes in care provision. The courses deal primarily with social science, behavioural and humanistic perspectives. Several leading researchers in and outside Sweden collaborate in the cross-disciplinary environment of the research school.
The school’s courses are organized in conjunction with two FAS-funded research programmes:
1. Forms of Care in Later Life: Agency, Place, Time and Life Course (Eva Jeppsson Grassman, NISAL, Linköping University).
2. Transformations of Care. Living the Consequences of Changing Public Policies. (Marta Szebehely, Department of Social Work at Stockholm University).
- Research on ageing and later life: cultural and social gerontological perspectives
- Ageing, body and the life course
- End of life: practices, theories and research traditions
- The organization of care in historical and theoretical perspectives
- Housing for the elderly
- Elder care in a comparative welfare perspective (in English)
- Communication, patterns of behaviour and the daily lives of elderly people
- Cross-cultural encounters in Swedish nursing and care provision
- Gender perspectives on ageing and care
- Civil society, the public sector and the welfare state: care and social trust in contemporary Sweden
Last updated: 2013-02-02