Funding period 1: 2016-2020
The research centre IARA was established on the initiative of the Committee for Research & Development (R&D) and the University Management of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in a competitive, university-wide tendering process. Since then, the task of the centre has been to bundle and network research on ageing at CUAS and to develop new, innovative projects based on these activities. In close cooperation between the three IARA departments, new findings about the living conditions of older people, technical support possibilities as well as economic and demographic conditions are collected, expanded, analysed, processed and disseminated so that this knowledge can be made available to politics, business and civil society. To this end, IARA promotes in particular application-oriented research and transdisciplinary approaches.