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Aim of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

The ICSG is a multidisciplinary research centre on  ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally.

Developing and promoting social and economic aspects of ageing in Ireland to support a holistic and positive view of ageing and act as a source for all involved in ageing in Ireland

The Rural Ageing Observatory, is located in the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.

We conduct primary research, to prepare a range of publications that inform research, policy and practice relating to rural ageing, and engage in collaborations with a range of stakeholders involved in rural ageing.

Institute for Lifecourse & Society

The Institute for Lifecourse & Society at NUI Galway brings together three Research centres in the university with a focus on older people, families & children and persons with disabilities.  

Its primary function is to produce research that supports innovative policy reform across the lifecycle that enables citizens to achieve their potential and live fulfilling and productive lives.