AGeCAP: Centre for Ageing and Health

AgeCap is the Centre for Ageing and Health at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg  at Wallinsgatan in Mölndal, Sweden.   AgeCap’s organization includes a Steering Committee, a PI team, a communications team, a group of young researchers and the administration and investigation unit. The steering committee is supported by an international advisory and undertakes decisions regarding the development of research activities and the planning of resource use (http://agecap.gu.se/english).

European Academy of Neurology

The European Academy of Neurology was founded in June 2014. It was created by the former EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies) and ENS (European Neurological Society). EAN provides a go-to resource for everyone working in the fields of neurology and neuroscience. We bring together national societies, institutions, clinicians and researchers and offer a forum for research, learning, networking and best practice for our patients.

International Brain Research Organisation

IBRO is a global union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and support neuroscience training, teaching, collaborative research and advocacy around the world. More than 80 international, national and regional scientific organizations constitute IBRO's Governing Council which, together with the five IBRO Regional Committees, address the needs and advance the work of individual scientists and research communities everywhere. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded scientific societies and organizations to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of brain research.

Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) vision and mission incorporates to be a global leader in ageing research and innovation and, to translate internationally renowned research into the biological, medical and psychosocial determinants of healthy ageing across the life course into interventions that extend healthy lifespan and support active ageing.  Ageing is one of Newcastle University's three Societal Challenge Themes.  It is an extension of more than 20 years of ageing research in Newcastle upon Tyne, which has positioned internationally amongst a handful of global leaders in the field.  The NUIA has a significant number of academics, clinicians and researchers working on all aspects of ageing; from medical, biological and cellular, to psychosocial, economic and environmental.  The continued growth of average life expectancy is a triumph and medical advances have been significant in prolonging the lives of older people. It has delivered huge benefit and promises of future opportunity.  Health systems that are designed to preserve and prolong life in the face of acute disease must change to deal primarily with chronic conditions.  All of these are continually being examined and understood in the NUIA to Live Better for Longer.

Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience

The core mission of the Institute of Neuroscience (IoN) of Newcastle University is to undertake the highest quality research in neuroscience that translates into patient benefit, real world application and commercial opportunity.  The Institute was founded in 2004.  However, neuroscience research has a long and esteemed history in Newcastle dating back to 1864.  The IoN aims to develop vibrant and productive interactions between researchers, with other Faculty of Medical Sciences research institutes and with external groups even globally, aligning with the University’s core mission of ‘Excellence with a Purpose.’  In terms of international collaborations for example past and present members of the neuroscience/neurology community in Newcastle has strong links with the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.  The research strategy also addresses the Societal Challenge of the needs and opportunities relating to healthy and unhealthy ageing via the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA, see below).  The 75 academic members of the IoN make one of the largest groupings in the UK. The Ion is also organised around core topics, rather than traditional disciplines, which drives integrative and novel collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists, and allows us to adopt a truly translational approach “from neuron to bedside.” 

University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi (UoN) is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya.  UoN’s history as an educational institution dates back to 1956 as the Royal College of Nairobi or University College.  The UoN did not become an independent university until 1970.  In that year, the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the University of Nairobi.  During the past 5 academic years, the university had more than 60,000 students per year, of whom more than 12000 were postgraduates. The university launched several policy frameworks and introduced self-funded enrolment (also called 'module 2') to cope with the rising demand for higher education in Kenya.  The UoN has strong links internationally. It has contributed to several advances in neurological research including tropical neurology for many years.  Current faculty in the departments of Human Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Internal Medicine (Division of Neurology), Psychiatry and Veterinary Science are actively involved in neuroscience teaching and research.   

World Federation of Neurology

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is an association of national neurological societies representing 119 neurological societies in all regions of the world. The mission of the WFN is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.