About us

WAGT – World Academy for Gerontechnology – is an international society under French law (identification repertoire national des associations W062010251), serving university students at the Bachelor-level or higher who intend to be active in gerontechnology: the design of technology and environment for independent living and social participation of citizens up to the highest possible age.

WAGT is affiliated with the ISG (International Society for Gerontechnology) and its biannual world conferences. (www.gerontechnology.info). It has been established in Nice in 2016.

Mission
WAGT encourages and promotes university teaching that combines the strong points of gerontology and technology in a multicultural and transdisciplinary way.

Vision
WAGT works towards the realization of a teaching environment with the most experienced teachers, scientists, engineers and designers communicating with novel students.

Values
WAGT teaching is based on the following notions:
-All people, young and old, need the best possible environment to fulfill their aspirations.
-Novel students require the best teachers available.
-Different cultures offer different solutions from which we can learn

Activities
The WAGT-website is the official communication means of the WAGT.
Home of the Open Access Teaching Library, a teaching environment as a preparation for MOOC’s.
The construction site of the Massive Open Online Course Essential of Gerontechnology and its team.
Master Classes for PhD and master students

Membership
WAGT has three categories of membership: grandmaster, master and associate master.