Skip to main content

Latest News

Ageing Populations Can Be Good for the Climate Change Fight | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments the link between demographics and climate change in an article in TIME - Aging Populations Can Be Good for the Climate Change Fight. “On the ...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue : Africa

We are pleased to announce that a 2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: Africa is now available online Volume 15, Issue 4 In this issue: Editorial by Jaco Hoffman - Ageing in Af...


The new demographic timebomb | Sarah Harper

By the middle of the century, a majority of countries still enjoying the demographic dividend of youth will be in sub-Saharan Africa, UN figures show. Professor Sarah Harper comments on dem...


2022 Ryman Prize winner | Perminder Sachdev

The Institute is pleased to announce that Professor Perminder Sachdev has been awarded the 2022 Ryman Prize by the Right Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.  Perminder Sachdev i...


World population reaches 8bn as it grows older | Sarah Harper

According to the latest UN data, the world’s population reached 8bn people on Tuesday and will hit 9bn in 15 years as it experiences an unprecedented surge in the number of older people, ...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue - The Americas

We are pleased to announce that a 2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: The Americas is now available online Volume 15, Issue 3 In this issue: Editorial by George Leeson, Javiera ...


North-West University Visit

The Institute was delighted to receive a delegation from the North-West University  on a three day visit to explore collaborations as part of the AFRAN network.  This co-inci...


Fulbright Specialist Award | Dr Anne Katz

The Institute is delighted to announce that Anne Debra Katz of University of Southern California has recieved a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Dr Katz will be working on a project with th...


Developing the long-term care empowerment model | New report

A new report commissioned by the Govenment of Biscay lays the fundations of a new, empowering, accessible and quality care model that respects older people's rights, dignity and diver...


Conversations on the Future series | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper shared her views on dependency ratios, falling childbearing and mortality rates in a Straits Times Conversations on the Future Series interview.  "...


Common viruses may be triggering the onset of Alzheimer's disease | New Publication

A cell study by Cairns, D., Itzhaki, R. & Kaplan, D.L. published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease looks at the potential involvement of varicella zoster virus (VSV) in Alzheime...


Older population in England and Wales hits record high | Sarah Harper

Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are aged over 65, the highest proportion ever recorded, according to a Census 2021. Professor Sarah Harper comments on the declining share of ...


Statement by Professor Sarah Harper

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Baroness Sally Greengross. Sally was, and remains,  a major international figure in Gerontology. Sally was  Director General of...


Bay of Biscay, Bay of Care

The General Deputy of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria, received  Prof Sarah Harper at the Palacio Foral on 9 June 2022.  Sarah Harper gave the Deputy General a preview of the main lines ...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue - Europe

We are pleased to announce that a 2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: Europe is now available online Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2022 In this issue: Editorial by Kenneth ...