19 November 2020

GLOBAL SURVEY on the “Contribution of higher education institutions to lifelong learning”
UIL, SOU, the IAU, IIEP-UNESCO and UNESCO-IESALC are inviting you to participate in the global survey about the contribution of Higher Eduation to LLL.

We, in eucen, believe that the contribution of HE to LLL is really important - this is what we have been fighting for during 30 years! But we need to show that this is the case. Please, follow this link and participate in the survey! The deadline has extended until 15 Dec 2020.


Additional information on the survey:
Within the context of a current research project on the ‘Contribution of higher education institutions to lifelong learning’, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has recently launched a GLOBAL SURVEY to assess how and to what extent lifelong learning (LLL) has been implemented within the higher education sector in countries around the world. The survey is a joint effort by UIL, the Shanghai Open University (SOU), the International Association of Universities (IAU), the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO), and the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-IESALC). It is available in 5 languages and can be accessed through the IAU website: https://www.iau-aiu.net/UNESCO-IAU-Global-survey-on-the-role-of-HEIs-in-promoting-lifelong-learning. For an overview, the questionnaire can also be downloaded as a pdf. The survey is open until 15 December 2020.
The results of the survey will be published in a comprehensive research report, which will be presented at the next UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in October 2021. The results will be widely disseminated to UNESCO Member States, United Nations programmes and specialized agencies, Ministries of Education, universities and other HEIs, and relevant national and international organizations to inform policy-making and practical approaches for HEIs’ engagement in LLL. All participating institutions will be listed in the report (if they agree).
The survey addresses all higher education institutions (including universities, universities of applied sciences, arts universities, open and distance universities, technical and vocational institutes at tertiary level, professional higher education institutions, etc.). We would like to point out that an advanced engagement in lifelong learning is not a prerequisite for participation. All HEIs – no matter if they have started to discuss or implement actions for LLL – are invited to take part in the survey.