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The University of Southampton
Centre for Research on Ageing

About us

Through high quality research, the Centre contributes to a better understanding of the experience of ageing amongst different groups and societies, which will in turn place us in a better strategic position to improve the quality of life of older people.

In addition to research, the Centre contributes to capacity building of future academics and professionals by teaching different postgraduate programmes in Gerontology.

The Centre is involved in various research and teaching activities:

Key facts

Social Sciences, including Gerontology, performed well in the Research Excellence Framework exercise 2014, with the research environment we offer in Gerontology, Sociology, Criminology and Demography rated 100% world-leading. Our unit of assessment (Unit 22 Social Policy and Administration) was ranked in the Top 5 in the country.

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