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Collaboration and partners

Partners are vital to ensuring the focus, impact and sustainability of the Centre of Excellent on Ageing (CEA). Partnership is a reciprocal structure allowing both sides to benefit in the endeavour to support and advance the lifelong healthy ageing mandate. They bring a combination of academic intelligence sectoral insight, enhanced stakeholder connections through widened networks, and brand enhancement.


The University has established strategic partners and have collaborations that span healthy and inclusive ageing policy, research, innovation and engagement. Additionally, our partners and collaborators exist at the local, national and international levels and are all function driven. 

The University of Surrey prides itself in its engagement with the civic agenda of its local and regional area. In connecting with the civil society, local government and commercial groups associated with whole life ageing issues, the CEA is a new addition to the ‘civic landscape’, enabling the university to ensure healthy ageing research supports the civic needs of its own neighbourhood.

For example, the University of Surrey has cultivated a strategic partnership with Surrey County Council, resulting in the implementation of a new Civic University Agreement. This agreement aims to fortify our connections with the local community, fostering positive impacts on health, the economy and sustainability. Furthermore, our civic influence has been consolidated by an NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration award between the University and Surrey County Council. 

Through its Partners Programme, the International Longevity Centre (ILC) is an ideal partner for the CEA, with a shared focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of ageing across the lifespan, and through the longevity dividend, generational policy and practice, and promoting diversity. At an international level, the CEA partnership with the Global Initiative on Ageing (GIA) will enable Surrey to contribute to UN Convention on the Human Rights of the Older Person.