Recent years have seen major progress in understanding healthy aging, how to ensure life-course processes that enable older adults to live independently in good health, stay engaged in social relationships within families and communities, and uphold social roles important to well-being. The course will focus on exploring the aging phenomena through an interdisciplinary lens with a special focus on the concept of vitality. Objectives & course format The objective of this course is to gain interdisciplinary knowledge and research experience in the field of aging, to better understand how older people can preserve their vitality and enojy a robust older age. The following sub objectives will be achieved over three weeks in July 2019. Week one: The main objective is to provide knowledge on the interdisciplinary nature of the aging process and how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of this research field. Week two: The main objective is to design an interdisciplinary reserach project. You will work in small groups. Week three: The main objective is to learn how interdisciplinary research projects are written down and evaluated. In groups, you will write grant proposal, which will be presented and defended in a mock grant evaluation. An individual written proposal will be submitted for evaluation on a pass/fail basis at the end of the course. Field trips also will be arranged during the three weeks course.