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Opa und Enkel

ZfG – Center of Competence for Gerontology

Lead: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Founded: 1998

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Mike Martin, Department of Psychology (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Coors, Institute of Social Ethics
  • Prof. Dr. François Höpflinger, Institute of Sociology
  • Dr. med. Albert Wettstein, PD for Geriatric Neurology

Finding Out How to Age “Well”

The ZfG provides evidence-based findings on how to maintain a good quality of life in old age, and also develops, researches and tests individualized interventions. To this end, it provides an interdisciplinary research and teaching network  across all areas of gerontology. In particular, the ZfG investigates the necessary conditions and possibilities for individuals to maintain or improve their quality of life in old age. It also encourages the participation of older people in research studies and promotes the transfer of knowledge between science and practice.


University of Zurich
Center for Gerontology (ZfG)
Pestalozzistrasse 24
CH-8032 Zurich
Coordination Office
Dr. Christina Röcke
Phone: +41 44 635 34 25

Contact (E-mail)