About the unit

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“Research is not conducted in ivory towers. Research means putting knowledge into practice”


Bringing research out of the lab is the guiding principle of the unit for applied research (Cellule de Recherche), founded in January 2014 within the RBS-Center fir Altersfroen.

The main objective consists in bridging the gap between research and practice, i.e. addressing practice-relevant questions around the phenomenon of age(ing) from a developmental perspective.

Main scope of work

  • Innovative research projects addressing practical issues and concerns
  • Knowledge transfer and dissemination via scientific conferences and publications
  • Collaboration with (inter)national partner institutes from research and practice

Areas of concern

  • Lifespan development, focus on middle and late adulthood
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Self-regulation and stress management
  • Technology and ageing

Work procedures

The work principles of the Cellule de Recherche are based on an interdisciplinary multimethod approach. Bridging the gaps between research and practice as well as transferring evidence-based findings in the real life context are of main importance. Research designs and methods are selected with respect to the research endeavors and comprise quantitative as well as qualitative empirical methods.

Practical training

Students of psychology, social and/or human sciences may apply for a research internship and collaborate in ongoing research projects.