Guiding Principles

Guid­ing prin­ci­ples of the Cen­ter for Life­long Learn­ing

We are the Cen­ter for Life­long Learn­ing of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Augs­burg. Our in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of ex­perts as­sists in­di­vi­d­u­als as well as or­gani­za­tions in their pro­fes­sio­n­al de­vel­op­ment and of­fers them in­di­vi­d­u­al cus­tomer li­ai­son and sup­port. For com­pa­nies we pro­vide prod­ucts that are cus­tom-made to their in­di­vi­d­u­al de­mands.As an ed­u­ca­tio­n­al af­fili­ate we serve our pri­vate cus­tomers with of­fers up-to-date on sci­en­tif­ic lev­els. With our in­no­va­tive and yet prac­ti­cal ap­proach we set qual­i­ty stan­dards - qual­i­ty, which can be doc­u­ment­ed to the out­side by ob­tain­ing a uni­ver­si­ty cer­tifi­cate or an aca­dem­ic de­gree.

With over fourthy years of ex­pe­ri­ence and our strong na­tio­n­al and in­ter­na­tio­n­al part­n­ers, we are com­mitt­ed to en­sure your per­so­n­al sus­tained suc­cess.We work on the knowl­edge trans­fer be­tween re­search and prac­tice - in both di­rec­tions.On the one hand by do­ing so, we can make the lev­el of knowl­edge and lat­est sci­en­tif­ic re­sults al­so avai­l­able to the non-uni­ver­si­ty en­vi­ron­ment name­ly by pro­vid­ing this in­for­ma­tion in sem­i­nars, con­gress­es, work­shops and other means of in­for­ma­tion.

On the other hand we com­mu­ni­cate in­ter­ests in co-op­er­a­tion and ex­pe­ri­ences, trans­fer prac­ti­cal ques­tions and problems to ap­pro­pri­ate high­er ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions and make them avai­l­able for re­search and ap­pren­tice­ship.We want to en­force fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and knowl­edge trans­fer as a uni­ver­si­ty task. Sci­en­tif­ic de­vel­op­ment in gen­er­al and knowl­edge and tech­nol­o­gy trans­fer in par­tic­u­lar are, in ad­di­tion to re­search and teach­ing, the third of the core tasks of uni­ver­si­ty. Func­tion off and ob­jec­tive for the ZWW is to as­sist the uni­ver­si­ty in re­al­is­ing this core task.

There­by it is im­por­tant to ed­it cur­rent sub­ject-spe­cif­ic knowl­edge, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pro­fes­sio­n­al skills and al­so me­thod­i­cal knowl­edge from uni­ver­si­ty re­search in a way that it can be con­veyed to work­ing peo­ple in re­spon­si­ble po­si­tions to suc­cess­ful­ly solve their prac­ti­cal problems.

Ed­u­ca­tion and knowl­edge are for the com­mon good. Fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and knowl­edge trans­fer aim on eco­nom­ic and tech­ni­cal ef­fi­cien­cy.But eco­nom­ic and tech­ni­cal ef­fi­cien­cy are no ends in them­selves. They are used in ac­cor­dance with the mot­to of the Uni­ver­si­ty "Sci­en­tia et Con­s­ci­en­tia" - with sci­en­tif­ic ac­cu­ra­cy in so­cial re­spon­si­bil­i­ty – deep­en­ing the qual­i­ty of life in a free and sus­tain­able so­ci­e­ty.Knowl­edge and tech­nol­o­gy trans­fer makes the dia­logue with the in­dus­try a sig­ni­f­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies that lead to com­pet­i­tive prod­ucts, and thus to se­cure the busi­ness lo­ca­tion Ger­many.

Our two guid­ing prin­ci­ples:

  • Get ahead through knowl­edge and know why.
  • ZWW.... be­cause there´s a lot more abil­i­ty in you!