arc uulm is a center/platform of exchange for researchers and institutions within Ulm University that are interested in and want to contribute to aging research. It provides a platform for aging research among distinct disciplines and is translational/applied in its nature. arc uulm favors and supports any efforts that aim at supporting the elderly and obtain funding to achieve these aims. Translational aging research needs to be highly interdisciplinary, and thus profits from a center type of setting to build bridges among the disciplines. Translational or applied ageing research needs to strengthen existing and might need to develop novels ways of interaction and communication.