Title (deu)

Community Engagement at the University for Continuing Education Krems: Results of TEFCE Toolbox Implementation


Magdalena Fellner   Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

Franziska Lessky   Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

Attila Pausits   Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

Description (eng)

The community engagement of universities is an increasingly important topic for our institutions as well as
for societies at large. As the leading public university for continuing education in Europe, one of the strengths
of the University for Continuing Education Krems (UWK) lies in qualifying adults for current and future societal
Digitalization and automation, demographic changes due to an aging society and migration, as well as the
exponential acceleration of global competition are all societal transformations whose effects on society
demand new and joint approaches. Continuing education, or the constant willingness of people to undertake
their own continuing education, is one of the few answers to the above-mentioned challenges for developed industrial nations.

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