The purpose of the Center of Excellence in Life Course, Wellbeing, and Open Society Studies is to contribute to the research activity of the focus field of open society and governance, including doctoral studies, by integrating different research areas involving high level, international research competence. The research areas facilitate the initiation and implementation of high level interdisciplinary research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists (in perspective also researchers from the fields of health sciences, social work, psychology and educational sciences).  The planned cooperation focuses on the development of life-courses of different generations and social groups (gender, native origin, health status, social status, education) by taking into consideration the institutional and social context and the path dependence of the development of societies. Both different life-course stages (youth, middle age, old age) and spheres of life (family life, studies, work path, etc.) are focused on in the framework of cooperation of the Centre of Excellence.

The council of the TLU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Lifecourse Studies:


Ellu Saar, Head of the Centre
Phone: +372 619 9872