VUB, UAntwerp and Ghent University are working together in the field of lifelong learning by setting up Nova Academy.
Under the motto “Bringing learning to life”, the three universities want to strengthen lifelong learning in Flanders, with projects including multiple joint training initiatives.
The first outcome is the launch of a joint platform that publishes and communicates the universities’ offerings, allowing anyone to search for a course.
With Nova Academy, we want to offer our target group of alumni a single information channel that stands above the existing channels. This makes the joint offerings structured and searchable. It is a great opportunity to strengthen our partnership and build something valuable together.
Learning does not stop when the diploma is obtained; in the rapidly technologically changing and evolving society, it is important that everyone continues to work on the renewal of their competencies. Universities have an important social role and it is precisely for this reason that we must continue to invest in this.
Lifelong learning is both a challenge and an opportunity for future-oriented higher education. With this alliance we are going to work on creating a policy framework for lifelong learning and together give shape to a central organisational structure around the theme.