The conference takes place at the School of Education and Communication 5-7 November. 130 participants come to Jönköping University from more than 20 European countries and China, USA and Russia.
The theme of the conference is Quality and Innovation in Lifelong Learning and focus is on the Swedish system with decentralized education through so called learning centres. The participants will, among other activities, visit Nässjö learning centre on Thursday.
– The so called Swedish model for lifelong learning with possibilities to come back and learn again, practically throughout life , has always been interesting to the rest of Europe. Therefore, we in Jönköping are happy to be able to show how this is being done, says Professor Mohamed Chaib.
Behind the arrangement are EUCEN, the largest European network for higher education and lifelong learning, ENCELL, national centre for lifelong learning, and the International Secretariat at Jönköping University.
Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programmes. It is characterised by focused profiles, an international dimension in all activities, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health Sciences. Jönköping University has some 11,000 registered students, 800 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 718 million.