Session VIRT03

It’s never too late to learn: Is higher education ready to welcome over-60s?

There is huge untapped potential in lifelong learning and ‘third age’ education, due to rising life expectancy rates and ageing populations. Studies can boost physical and mental well-being and provide opportunities for late career development and intergenerational learning across borders. However, the current offer is far from reflective of the diverse needs of students over 60. This session will explore challenges in the current landscape and how to enhance inclusivity.

This session will be available to watch on-demand and will be broadcast during the virtual programme on Tuesday, 26 September at 15:00 CEST. 


  • Social responsibility
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum
    • Soft (transversal) skills


  • Jan Borm, 
    UVSQ, France


  • Burcu Demiray, 
    University of Zurich, Switzerland