Based at the University of New
South Wales (UNSW) with nodes at the Australian National
University (ANU) and The University of Sydney, CEPAR is
producing world-class research on population ageing. The ARC Centre
of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique
collaboration bringing together academia, government and
industry to address one of the major social challenges of the
twenty first century.
Our innovative research is
providing global solutions to the economic and social challenges of
population ageing and building a new generation of researchers
to global standard with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary
nature of population ageing.
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CEPAR's mission is to produce research
that will transform thinking about population ageing, inform
private practice and public policy, and improve people's wellbeing
throughout their lives.
'By 2050, the proportion
of Australians aged over 65 will double to 25%. The number of very
old will quadruple. This presents a range of economic and social
challenges. For example, population ageing leads to lower economic
growth and higher health costs, and will require a cultural change
in the workplace. CEPAR will undertake research and build expertise
to improve the way we manage this
transition.' Professor John Piggott, CEPAR
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Existing centres focus on one
aspect of population ageing, while CEPAR looks at all aspects -
social, economic, health and political. Its strength lies
in its multidisciplinary approach.
- Actuarial Science
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- Was one of only
13 research centres funded in 2011 under the Australian
Research Council's Centres of Excellence program.
- Is an intellectual and
evidenced based resource to inform policy in both the private and
- Brings together researchers,
government and industry to optimise and synthesise expertise and
- Draws on international networks
to provide Australia with the most innovative and current solutions
to the challenges of population ageing.
- Will address the National
Research Priority Goals of 'Ageing Well, Ageing Productively' and
'Strengthening Australia's Social and Economic Fabric.'
- Will inform action to achieve
the vision of additional 10 years of healthy and productive life
expectancy by 2050 as set by the Prime Minister's influential
Science, Engineering, and Innovation Council (PMSEIC)
- Will guide actions to address
the productivity and fiscal challenges identified in the
Treasurer's Intergenerational Report (2010).