I’m delighted to welcome you to the MSc in Applied Gerontology programme at NTU.
Asia is witnessing profound changes in the age structure of its population. The demographic shift towards an ageing population is happening at a rapid rate and unlikely to be reversed. These changes would lead to seismic shifts in individual, social and economic aspects of Asian societies including Singapore.
In an increasingly ageing Asia, gerontology, which is the scientific study of age and the ageing processes and experiences, and issues related to individual and population ageing, is a central field of study and opportunities. Applied gerontology draws on multiple disciplines and provides a well developed framework, knowledge and tool kit to understand and contribute to solving the challenges of an ageing Asia.