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ERIC Number: EJ838424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
European Initiatives in Postgraduate Education in Gerontology
van Rijsselt, Rene J. T.; Parkatti, Terttu; Troisi, Joseph
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v27 n3 p79-97 Feb 2007
This paper describes three innovative European initiatives in postgraduate education in gerontology. The first is the European Masters Program in Gerontology (EuMaG), developed as an interdisciplinary joint program, supported and delivered by 22 European universities. Second, the Nordplus initiative to increase mobility of students and staff in the field of gerontology in the European Nordic countries is elaborated. Third, two postgraduate Gerontology and Geriatrics programs offered by the European Centre of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Malta are presented. In 1995, the Centre was designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for healthy aging. To provide a context for these initiatives, a short overview is presented of developments in the European Higher Education Area, and the current state and recent developments in gerontology training in Europe is elaborated. The article concludes with discussion of the feasibility and sustainability of European internationalization efforts in education and training in gerontology. (Contains 14 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malta