VIU Summer Institute on Ageing

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The VIU Summer Institute on ageing is intended to deepen the understanding of the ageing process ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature, to an extensive treatment of economics (pensions and retirement, ageing in society and intergenerational relationships) and social sciences (role of family networks). Special attention will be devoted to ICT, "domotics" and "intelligent homes" as a way to cope with ageing.


Learning outcomes are of two types:

- participants will gain more insight into the recent advances of the ageing process from a theoretical and practical point of views and will also be able to evaluate the impact of these advances (e.g. health care costs);

- participants will take part into a "hands on" session that will teach them how to use the data behind the research effort in this area.


Participants will also develop transversal competences because the approach is multidisciplinary and those who have a specific economic or sociological background will know more about medical advances in ageing research as well as learning the specific language in which MDs deal with these issues. High level policy makers or officials who may also take part in this programme will be able to learn how to connect issues between the health dimension of ageing and the economic dimension of ageing.




2015 edition: June 8-12, 2015


Applications (closed: deadline May 15, 2015)


Program Structure



Lecturers affiliations:


Mauricio Avendano: London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Agar Brugiavini: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

Eric French: University College London, United Kingdom

Arie Kapteyn: USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, USA; Pardee RAND Graduate School, USA

Stefania Maggi: Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council, Italy

Jurgen Maurer: Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Anne Nolan: Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA); Trinity College Dublin; Ireland

Jonathan Skinner: Economics Department Darymouth College, USA; The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA

Annalena Venneri: IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo, Italy; Department of Neuroscience University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Guglielmo Weber: Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy



Scientific Organization:


- Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. Economics, IT

- National Research Council (CNR), IT

- Venice International University, IT

- Université de Lausanne, CH

- University of Padua, IT





Supported by: SHARE-Italia, ANIA, Ca'Foscari University of Venice, University of Padua, National Research Council (CNR), IT


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Past editions: 


2014 edition: June 3 - 7, 2014

2013 edition: June 7-13, 2013


For further information visit the past editions page. 



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