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At NISAL, we study the interplay between the cultural, social, political, health-related and technical aspects of ageing in a changing society.

Research is conducted through major and minor projects within three broad fields:

  •     Socio-cultural, political and historical context
  •     Care and welfare
  •     Ageing in time and space: Home, housing and technological landscapes

In the first field of research, understandings of ageing and older people as well as the formation of identities are studied. The second field includes the programme areas of Welfare, ageing and civil society [Välfärd, åldrande och civilsamhälle] and Functional impairment and ageing [Funktionshinder och åldrande]. The third field is concerned with older people’s everyday life and living conditions, both in their homes and in relation to their use of technology.

It is our goal to integrate views from the humanities and social sciences, medical sciences and technology within NISAL so as to overcome the gaps between different disciplines and clarify the connections between the various approaches to research on ageing and later life.


Read more about the research projects



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Elisabet Cedersund





Anna Martin






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Last updated: 2015-03-27