Serving KU's scholarly focus on age, aging, and the life course

The University of Kansas Gerontology Center was established by the Kansas Board of Regents in 1977. Its mission is to engage in research, education, and service in the field of aging.
The Gerontology Center fosters programs of research, education, and service that address change in structure, behavior, and function over the course of life.  The Gerontology Center develops and sustains externally funded initiatives for research and training; promotes aging-related activities within established departments; encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among university faculty and staff interested in the study of aging; and assists professionals in the State of Kansas in meeting the needs of its aging citizens.


Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times