As an academic knowledge institute, Leyden Academy conducts scientific research on various topics focussed upon vitality and ageing. We use a multi-disciplinary approach and combine biological, sociological, anthropological, psychological, economic and/or medical perspectives.
Our research is founded upon close contact with (inter)national institutions, and have both national and international focus. On a national level, the costs and other aspects of our healthcare system, training of healthcare professionals and the manner we engage with the elderly. Most of the fundamental research is aimed at a better understanding of the ageing process and takes place within an international, scientific field and we place the Dutch situation into a European, as well as a global perspective.
A selection of our reports which are (translated) in(to) English:
- Nature and prevalence of elder abuse in the Netherlands (2018)
- Ambitions of 55+ Europeans in selected countries (2016)
- Basic features of the Dutch health care system (2013)
- Coordination issues in the Dutch health care system (2013)
- Shades of Grey – Ambitions of 55+ (2013)
- Dutch life expectancy from an international perspective (2010)