June 4-9, 2018
The VIU Summer Institute on Ageing offers a “state-of-the-art” program which will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the ageing process, ranging from recent advances of the medical and epidemiological literature, to an extensive treatment of the economic dimension (pensions and long term care) and of the sociological dimensions (intergenerational transfers, role of family networks). Special attention will be given to the use of large micro-data sets, such as SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) and sister surveys.
This edition of the Summer Institute will have a focus on Ageing and Gender. The last three days will be organized in collaboration with the COST action IS1409, focusing on “Gender implications of extending working lives”.
The VIU Summer Institute on Ageing will:
- provide students and trainees with a thorough understanding of the ageing process, offering notions of the medical and epidemiological recent literature to the socio-economic advances in this research area
- enhance the multidisciplinary approach for researchers who work on ageing
- provide “hands-on” experience on the micro data-sets
- increase the mobility and the inter-connectivity of PhD students, researchers, teaching staff and policy makers, hence favouring the creation of research networks.
Scientific Coordinator: Agar Brugiavini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Other professors and university affiliation:
Axel Börsch-Supan, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, DE
Mauricio Avendano, King’s College London, UK
Fiona Carmichael, University of Birmingham, UK
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard Kennedy School, USA
Nicky Le Feuvre, Université de Lausanne, CH
Stefania Maggi: Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council of Italy
Jurgen Maurer, University of Lausanne, CH
Giacomo Pasini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IT
Johnatan Skinner, Dartmouth College, USA
Morten Wahrendorf , Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, DE
Gugliemo Weber, Università di Padova, IT
Participants will gain special insight into the recent advances of the ageing process from a theoretical and practical point of view and will be able to perform impact evaluation (e.g. health care costs); participants will learn how to use the data in this area of research participants will be offered the opportunity to share their ideas in a poster-sessions and during social events participants will develop transversal competences based on a multidisciplinary approach. Specific training sessions, such as “revolving conversations”, will take place. policy makers and people involved in public policy and public services will be able to learn how to connect issues between the health dimension of ageing and the socio-economic dimension of ageing.
Who can apply
The Summer Institute is addressed mainly to graduate and PhD students in social sciences (economics, sociology, demography, political science), to MDs particularly geriatrics, students in epidemiology, public health. Researchers involved in the COST network are particularly welcome. Moreover, policy makers and high-level officials in public and private institutions will be admitted if their background is adequate.
The Summer Institute will consist of three blocks of activities:
- Morning lectures from leading researchers addressing the most recent advances in the area. Presentations in the fields of biomedicine, geriatrics, genetics, epidemiology, patient care, psychiatry, as well as economics of ageing, pension economics and finance, health economics, public health, demography and sociology.
- Hands-on sessions in the afternoon. Provide students a thorough presentation of the survey data on ageing available to the scientific community, focusing on datasets such as SHARE.
- Poster sessions and revolving conversations. Students are invited to prepare a poster about their ongoing research: a paper they are working on or other preliminary work. Poster sessions will be held typically around lunch-time: students will have the opportunity to discuss their own research with the senior scholars.
- Interactive sessions, such as “tutoring sessions”, aimed at giving participants the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas with senior speakers in individual or small group meetings.
Number of ECTS credits allocated: 2
A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.
Co-organizers and partners
Venice International University, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Université de Lausanne, Università degli Studi di Padova, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, EICA – European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing.
Applications opening soon
Rolling admissions until April 15, 2018.
Successful applicants who apply before March 1, 2018 will be able to book accommodation on campus.
Applicants who apply after that date will organize their own accommodation.
Contact and info:
Tel: (+39) 041 2719511