On Wednesday 22 June, we celebrated the graduation ceremony of the master’s programme Vitality and Ageing. In the past academic year, eleven ambitious students attended this one-year English-taught MSc programme, which is characterized by a holistic approach to human ageing and care for older people.
Shared passion for the elderly
The master’s titles were awarded in the historical Academiegebouw in Leiden by professor Joris Slaets, director of Leyden Academy, to students with diverse educational backgrounds, ages and countries of origin: ranging from the Netherlands and Mexico to India and Nigeria. United by a shared passion for the elderly, the students have advanced in the areas of vitality and ageing. We are convinced that they will apply their acquired knowledge and experience to making a valuable contribution to the quality of life of older people, in their home countries or elsewhere in the world.
Master adopted by the LUMC as of 1 September
As of the academic year 2016-2017, the MSc Vitality and Ageing will be adopted by the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) as a fully funded regular master’s programme. We are proud and delighted that after six successful editions at Leyden Academy, this unique programme will become an integral part of the LUMC curriculum. This will allow more medical students, students in biomedical sciences and health sciences to enrol in the programme and become pioneers in future care for the elderly.
For more information on the master’s programme Vitality and Ageing, please visit the website Masters in Leiden.