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Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing

Objective

This project describes a teaming partnership between the University of Coimbra (UC) (partner in a low-performing country) and the University of Newcastle (UNEW) (partner in a high-performing country) to create, in Coimbra, a new Centre of Excellence in Ageing Research - the Coimbra Multidisciplinary Institute of Ageing (MIA). This flagship project for the Centro Region of Portugal is aligned with the regional RIS3 and will be coordinated by the regional authority CCDRC (strategic coordinator) and by UC (operational coordinator).
The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) is one of the largest and longest established institutions in translational ageing research worldwide. In this teaming project, NUIA is supported by two further world-leading centres in translational ageing research; the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging.
European Member states are committed to increase human healthy life expectancy by two years on average by 2020. Present increases in healthy life expectancy are largely due to increasing differences in ageing rates between member states, regions, communities and individuals. This massively worsens socioeconomic inequalities. Recent progress in understanding the mechanisms of ageing suggests that social, lifestyle, nutritional and pharmaceutical interventions can, effectively, reduce these differences by targeting the faster ageing members of the population.
The overall objective of the new Centre for Excellence is to improve health and wellbeing of an ageing population. It will gain a forefront position in ageing research and develop, validate and deliver interventions that can improve human healthy life expectancy. It will train young researchers and engage the public in support and implementation of innovative good practices. MIA will be integrated into the Ageing@Coimbra Vitality Campus, a European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1

Coordinator

COMISSAO DE COORDENACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DO CENTRO
Net EU contribution
€ 15 101,00
Address
Rua Bernadim Ribeiro 80
3000-069 Coimbra
Portugal

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 197 528,00
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 201 228,75
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 52 875,00
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 32 500,00
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00