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The Institute for Gerontology at the TU Dortmund, sponsored by the Research Association for Gerontology (FfG), exists since 1990 as an independent research institution. The institute deals with questions of demographic development, especially of the aging population.


Mission and Tasks

The statutory tasks of the Research Association for Gerontology (FfG), which determine the Institute of Gerontology’s mission and range of activities, include:


  • research and scientific support of pilot schemes and projects in the area of social gerontology
  • scientific advice to public, charitable and private institutions and service organisations for older people as well as political and administrative organisations
  • qualification of salaried and voluntary workers in institutions, organisations, associations, public administration bodies and private enterprises, as well as participation in academic teaching.



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Forschungsgesellschaft für Gerontologie e.V. /
Institut für Gerontologie
an der TU Dortmund

Research Association
for Gerontology at
TU Dortmund University

Evinger Platz 13
44339 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 / 728488-0
Fax: +49 231 / 728488-55




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