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National Cheng Kung University

Inst. of Gerontology (老年學研究所)

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fall / spring

Gerontology is an emerging discipline: according to the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Society (IAGG), there are only 120 academic institutes bestowing masters or doctorate degrees related to gerontology and only 25 departments or colleges using the word "gerontology" in their names ( iaggInstituicoes.aspx) in the world. The Institute of Gerontology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University is currently the first and only institute in Taiwan for graduate studies in gerontology. It stresses the integration of a variety of disciplines and strives to establish the foundation and direction for development of gerontology research and professional training in Taiwan. In order to increase our students’ multidisciplinary learning and let our institute become known by the outside world, we invited at least eight experts or scholars each semester to deliver keynote speeches on topics such as geriatric assessment, psychology, and sociology; education, health promotion, and social welfare institutions for the elderly; long-term care industry and policy; the social security system; and humanitarian industrial design.


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Office of International Affairs