© РИА Томск. Таисия Воронцова
TOMSK, Feb 10 –
RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), together with colleagues from Siberian State
Medical University (SSMU) and Jönköping University (Sweden), received a grant
to study the factors affecting the life and health of the elderly, the TPU
website reported on Wednesday.
It is specified
that the international team won the competition of the Swedish Foundation for
International Cooperation in Research and Higher education (STINT). The
Foundation's support is designed for a year, during which time scientists are
researching socio-economic factors that affect the quality of life and health
status of older people in Russia and Sweden.
uniting the efforts of Swedish and Russian scientists in the field of aging.
Together we hope to respond to the current demographic challenges that are
transforming the modern economy, health care system, social and pension
security, long-term care for senior citizens", – TPU professor Galina
Barysheva is quoted in the statement.
service notes that scientists will work with information collected in eight
regions of Russia and in Sweden. This data may be useful in the future for
local and regional authorities making decisions on social support measures for
With the support
of the Swedish foundation, the researchers also plan to record a series of
podcasts in English on the subject of the grant for graduate and undergraduate
students of TPU and Siberian State Medical University. The podcasts will be
used in a new educational program "Data-Driven Economics", developed