The value of longitudinal data to study ageing
June 3-7, 2024
June 3-5, 2024 | Summer School
June 6-7, 2024 | Workshop
VIU Scientific Coordinator: Agar Brugiavini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice & Venice International University (VIU).
In 2024 the Summer Institute on Ageing will reach its 11th edition. The program provides students and early-career researchers with a multidisciplinary and rigorous understanding of the ageing process, ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature, to key concepts in the economics and sociology of ageing.
A special focus is the use of large micro-data sets from the international family of health and retirement studies (SHARE, HRS, ELSA, CHARLS, MHAS, etc.).
This edition of the Summer Institute will include two types of activities:
- Three full days of lectures, testimonials and hands-on sessions (June 3-5);
- Two days workshop where scientific papers will be presented and discussed (June 6-7)
Organising Committee: Agar Brugiavini, Stefania Maggi, Jürgen Maurer, Giacomo Pasini, Guglielmo Weber.
Contributing member universities:
- Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- National Research Council of Italy
- University of Lausanne
- University of Padua
The following scientists and researchers will contribute to the 2024 Summer Institute on Ageing:
Marco Bertoni, University of Padua, IT
Agar Brugiavini, Ca' Foscari University of Venice & VIU, IT
Danilo Cavapozzi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, IT
Stefania Maggi, Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council of Italy, IT
Jürgen Maurer, University of Lausanne, CH
Giacomo Pasini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IT
Guglielmo Weber, University of Padua, IT
Further updates will follow.
What are the main activities?
- Presentations of leading scholars from the fields of biomedicine, geriatrics, genetics, epidemiology, as well as economics, health economics, public health, psychology, demography and sociology;
- Hands-on sessions: presentation of the survey data on ageing available to the scientific community focusing on datasets such as SHARE;
- Poster sessions and other activities: discussing the participants’ research with the senior scholars.
What’s special about the Institute?
Attending the school means developing transversal competences since the approach is multidisciplinary, and those who have a specific economic or sociological background will know more about medical advances in ageing research, learning the specific language in which MDs deal with these issues as well.
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.
Double learning outcomes: on one hand, participants will gain more insight into the recent advances of the ageing process from a theoretical and practical point of view, especially with regard to key ageing challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); on the other hand 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. Hence participants will gain subject-related competence in handling large data sets on ageing, which do contain relevant information on health and economic conditions.
Who can apply?
Graduates, PhD students and post-doc scholars in economics, statistics, social sciences and medicine, but also professionals active in the field of ageing.
What’s the relevance of the school?
Population ageing is a major global concern. Ageing processes are complex and involve several dimensions, from the health dimension to the socio-economic context. In order to achieve a better understanding of how to ensure healthy and successful ageing around the world, it is crucial to take account jointly of these different dimensions, and to develop health systems and welfare models that enhance the human development of ageing populations.
Future generations of researchers will have to address the challenge of ageing with a multidisciplinary background, both in their academic career and in operational activities, and policy making as well. This is true also for firms (and managers) which will have to adjust to an ageing work-force and to make the best of the skills that these workers will offer. It is clear that this research agenda has a huge impact on public finances, ranging from health care and long term care spending, to pensions and Social Security.
A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.
Number of ECTS equivalence: 2 (full week attendance); 1 (Summer School only)
Applications procedure and costs
The Program will admit from a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 30 participants.
Applicants must submit the application form, a brief research statement including candidate’s interests, and a curriculum vitae with photo.
Admitted candidates will be notified by: tbd
Payment of the tuition fee by: tbd
Applicants from VIU member Universities: € tbd incl. VAT
Other applicants: € tbd incl. VAT
The fee will cover tuition, teaching materials, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and social events.
Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice, local transportation, and evening meals.
Accommodation costs on campus
Venice International University offers its support to book accommodation on San Servolo Campus, in multiple rooms with other participants for the duration of the Summer School. Further information about the costs will be available in the Brochure and Application form.
Contact and info:
Tel: (+39) 041 2719511