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Welcome to the website of the NRW Graduate School GROW

The aim of the Graduate School is to identify practice-relevant resources and barriers influencing well-being till old age and to develop measures to maintain or improve the well-being of older people in North Rhine-Westphalia. GROW started in 2015 with eleven doctoral students and was successfully evaluated externally in 2018. After positive evaluation of the subsequent application and approval of a second funding phase, ten doctoral students* have been working with their projects under GROW II since February 2019 with the aim of continuing to make important contributions to transdisciplinary research for well-being into old age.

The NRW Graduate School GROW is a joint graduate school of the Faculties of Humanities, Economics & Social Sciences and Medicine at the University of Cologne. It is assigned to the thematic focus of Ageing and Demographic Change at the ceres - Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health.

GROW spokesperson is Prof. Dr. Susanne Zank.

Focus on

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Digitisation & Technology - Coordinated Care - Life Course & Social Inequality
Results of GROW I

Results of GROW I

The results of the first funding period summarised in the final report of 2018 (available in German)


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