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Twelve higher education institutions are investing in the graduate school on aging and health

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SWEAH 2.0 is the working name of the new venture on the National Graduate School on Aging and Health. Management representatives for all higher education institutions met recently to consolidate their participation in the initiative.

There will be twelve higher education institutions joining forces to finance the national graduate school on aging and health, SWEAH, after the funding from the Swedish Research Council ceases.

Since the start in 2014, the interdisciplinary graduate school has hosted about 90 doctoral students, of which just over half have defended their dissertations.

Unique investment

- The national graduate school SWEAH's new partnership, which begins from 1 January 2022, is unique. The fact that twelve higher education institutions provide co-financing to ensure the continued development of SWEAH shows how important it is to invest in educating future researchers in the important research area of ​​aging and health, the coordinator for SWEAH at Lund University, Professor Susanne Iwarsson, says.

The new partnership is now formalized

Susanne Iwarsson has reported the assignment to investigate the conditions for continued operations to the Vice Chancellor of Lund University. The final report from June 2021 describes these conditions for SWEAH's continuation and the work that remains to formalize the new partnership.

Work is currently undertaken to develop a co-financing model, strategic plan, business plan and communication plan. The higher education institutions' co-financing amounts to a total of just over SEK 3.4 million per year, of which Lund University accounts for SEK 1 million.