About us

Mission statement

AIPAR's mission is to bring together researchers and research centres from across UNSW focused on the issue of population ageing. It will deliver a highly innovative and creative multidisciplinary research program, mentor a new generation of early career researchers, and deliver broad-based and robust outcomes for the end-user.

Turning the tables on population ageing: Innovations for policy and practice

With more than a quarter of Australians estimated to reach over 65 years of age by 2050, the need to manage and resource an ageing population is of national significance. The Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR) recognises that business, government and the not-for-profit sector are key stakeholders in the success of the Institute. AIPAR works closely with industry leaders, including corporate and government partners.

In conjunction with these partners, AIPAR undertakes research and stimulates debate about the challenges raised by global population ageing, develops ideas for new products, formulates policy proposals and encourages partnerships with other research institutions in Australia and overseas.

Established in 2007, the Institute was officially launched in 2009 by the Federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan who said that, along with climate change, population ageing is the most significant social challenge of the 21st century.

AIPAR has its headquarters at the UNSW’s Kensington Campus, Sydney.

Leaders Forum

The Centre is fortunate in enjoying the support of the Leaders Forum. This group, comprising the CEOs of Australia's largest corporations, professional and community organisations, and senior federal departmental Secretaries, provides engagement, leadership and support for the Centre. The calibre and breadth of representation of this group is strong testimony to the significance of population ageing as an issue and to the group's recognition of the need for transformational research.

The Leaders' Forum played a pivotal role in securing industry support for the successful bid in 2010 to establish an Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence to examine Population Ageing (CEPAR).  

Affiliated centres and schools

AIPAR is closely affiliated with the:

​Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR)

+61 2 9931 9202

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