The Herczeg Institute on Aging was established in 1992 at Tel Aviv University.

The Institute fosters interdisciplinary research, as evidenced by the joint direction of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.

The presence of this institute on campus signifies the increasing salience of research on aging-related topics at the university. The Herczeg Institute conducts and promotes an array of studies relating to aging and old age. These studies concern issues such as physical and mental health, health promotion, adaptation and resilience at old age, well-being and quality of life along the life span, cognitive and emotional aging processes, the elderly in society, ill-health at old age, dementia, problems in attending to the old, traumatic life events, and the long-term impact of the Holocaust.

Additional goals of the Herczeg Institute include the dissemination of gerontological knowledge in the academia and the community, stimulating researchers of aging and old-age in the various disciplines with a particular emphasis on promoting young researchers in the field, and maintaining relationships with decision makers and policy makers in areas related to aging and old age.

The Herczeg Institute is directed by Prof. Dov Shmotkin



Directors of the Herczeg Institute:

1992 - 1997 Founder and first director, Prof. Jacob Lomranz
1997 - 2005 Prof. Haim Hazan
2005 Prof. Hava Golander
2005 - 2012 Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
Present Prof. Dov Shmotkin

Institute's Posts:


To read forther about the expansion of the staff click here



Read here the Herczeg's Newsletter No.18



Click here for more details about 2018 Scholarships ceremony

19.3.18 home page english

To read forther about a book launch event click here


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 What if…time doesn’t heal?

A new TAU reaserch, conducted in the Herczeg Institute, finds that resilience and vulnerability are not mutually exclusive among aging groups


Aging in a hostile world:
Resilience or vulnerability?

On July 3, 2017, The Herczeg Institute hosted a conference about the quest for positive quality of life under the adversities of old age.

 See detailed information about the conference "Aging in a hostile world" here



Jiska Award International Psychogeriatric Association 2015 Eng

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The founders


The Herczeg Institute on Aging was founded in 1992

with the generous help of Rosita and Esteban Herczeg