Professional learning

Enhancement of existing talent

University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) offers learners the opportunity to design a learning pathway that allows learners to identify their existing knowledge and skills and complement them through new competences in a targeted and effective manner. Through the validation of prior learning, student-centred design or micro-credentials, learners can realise their potential and develop professionally and personally.


In this video, Eva Cendon, from the University of Hagen (DE) explains how micro-credentials represent a new method of delivering knowledge. She discusses how they could impact universities’ learning provision, and the role that ULLL might play in optimising this method.

Tamer Atabarut, member of the Steering Committee of eucen and Managing Director of the Lifelong Learning Center of the Boğaziçi University (TR), provides insights on how ULLL can contribute to knowledge transmission, and the benefits it presents to employers and potential employees. What is the eucen‘s role in this process?

Reskilling and Upskilling

ULLL equips graduates with the skills required by the labour market, taking into account their current knowledge and preparing them for future needs.

HVET: Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships

Exploring alternative higher education pathways that combine research and practice, while providing accredited diplomas.

Student-centred design

Adapting to students and co-designing new learning pathways with them that complement their existing knowledge using pedagogies which centre on the learner and their needs.

University-Business collaborations

Co-designing and co-creating programmes with industry allows universities to develop a relevant learning offer that prepares students to enter the professional word.

Micro-credentials and open badges

Focusing on small and specific learning areas allows learners to specialise and prepare themselves for the real demands of the labour market in an efficient and targeted manner.

Validation of competences

The validation of prior learning (VPL) and of non-formal and informal learning (VNIL) allows learners to achieve formal certification for their prior experience and learning.

Peer learning

Sharing and collaborating as an empowering way to learn from each other is a key component of ULLL and adult learning classrooms.

Guidance for career management

Understanding one's potential and the available learning options, as well as networking effectively, are crucial elements of any learner's professional development.

Individual learning accounts

An innovative method for learners to keep track of their personalised learning journey, and to present their achievements in a format that is widely accessible.

Some projects exploring Professional Learning

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