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A transdisciplinary platform for scientific exchange


Welcome to the homepage of the Society for Theory And Research on Salutogenesis (STARS)! The Society was founded by the Global Working Group (GWG) on Salutogenesis of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) in 2017. Its overarching aim is to advance and promote the science of Salutogenesis by connecting research and researchers around the globe.


On this website, you can find more information about STARS, follow recent news and events on Salutogenesis, and learn about upcoming conferences. Also, you can become a member of the STARS. Membership is entirely free, and there are no preconditions, such as having published articles on Salutogenesis. Members have free access to the Sense of Coherence (SOC) scales and can follow and contribute to ongoing discussions about Salutogenesis on the forum.

We invite everyone to download the freely accessible classic books by Aaron Antonovsky and the Handbook of Salutogenesis, published by the GWG in 2017 and 2022 (second edition), which provides an in-depth overview of the most recent scientific developments and practical applications of Salutogenesis in its broadest sense.


The Center of Salutogenesis at the University of Zurich in Switzerland is coordinating the STARS Society website. We invite all of you to share publications or any other work and updates on Salutogenesis, thereby advancing and promoting the science of Salutogenesis in a comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful way.

You can follow STARS on Twitter to learn about recently published studies on Salutogenesis and get regular updates related to STARS.

The Latest News and Events

Relive the 6th Conference on Salutogenesis

Recorded videos available online

The 6th Conference on Salutogenesis took place online in June 2021. We are pleased to offer you all recorded presentations online. If you missed some of your favourite speakers during the conference, you can now rewatch the recorded version of the presentations.

Relive the 6th Conference on Salutogenesis

Salutogenesis beyond health - towards coherent societies

Free Online Pre-Conference at the IUHPE World Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the online pre-conference session. Together with you, the members of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis want to raise and discuss new questions to be addressed by Salutogenesis in our challenging times and want to explore applications of salutogenesis beyond health.

Salutogenesis beyond health - towards coherent societies

If you have missed the pre-conference on Salutogenesis, you can rewatch it on our website. The video is available in the section "Conference".