Institut of Lifelong Learning MENDELU

The Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILL) was established in 2003, and since 2006 is an independent university institute of Mendel University in Brno.

The main goal of the Institute is the realization of research and educational activities that respond to the current needs of society. The research and creative activities are closely related to accredited study programmes focused on pedagogy for teachers and non-teaching professionals. Another goal of the Institute is to contribute to the development of Mendel University in Brno through providing lifelong education and counselling services.

ILL provides many professional, language and interest courses and seminars for the professional and general public. For all students and employees of the university, ILL provides free professional services of the Counselling Centre in the form of study, career and psychological counselling. It provides education for seniors in the form of the University of the Third Age; for seniors and their grandchildren, it offers the Intergenerational University.

ILL in numbers

for the period since 2006

  • over 900 graduates passed through our classrooms
  • over 18 000 participants completed lifelong learning courses and seminars of the Counseling and Professional Center
  • over 11 000 senior-students attended the lectures of the University of the Third Age
  • over 1000 experts participated in 13 years of the ICOLLE International Lifelong Learning Conference