UALL Members Go East to Turkey to participate in Research Council Conference

A delegation from UALL led by Professor Peter Neil, UALL Chair, Rob Mark and Nadira Mirza, recently participated in a seminar and workshop funded by TUBITAC, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. The Conference was hosted by The Turkish Universities Council for Continuing Education, Ege University Continuing Education Centre and the University Centre for Women's Studies. Ege University is one of the key research universities in Turkey with more than 50,000 students. The focus of the workshop was Promoting Knowledge-based regional development: strategies for lifelong learning in universities.  The full report can be viewed HERE.

UALL Awards 2017 - there is a new international category for innovative engagement/research in an international and transnational context - please do send your application to Lucy Bate by 28 October 2016


International Network

Globalisation and transnational education is core business for universities and colleges in the UK and globally.

Opportunities for recruitment, research and knowledge transfer collaborations that have global reach are part of the further and higher education vision.

UALL has a history of connection with lifelong learning and continuing education networks in Europe, North America, South Africa, Australasia, China and, more recently, Turkey.

We have seen an interest in lifelong learning in developing world countries and in those emerging from political turbulence, with students at the forefront of the calls for change.

The international speaker’s panel at the UALL annual conference is a standing session. They have become increasingly popular and noted for their stimulating and challenging dialogue and debate around global education issues of concern to us all.

Aim of the Network

The aim of the network is to:

  • Provide a global context to the work of UALL
  • Compare, share and learn from lifelong learning practices outside the UK.
  • Better understand education experiences of diaspora communities.
  • Enhance the development of innovative curricula, collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

Area of Work

The network could take responsibility for:

  • Organising the international panel speakers for the annual conference
  • Recruitment of international members
  • Providing an international theme for all networks
  • Create links with existing international lifelong learning and continuing education networks
  • Provide an overview of current practice and events of global interest


The network is open for UALL members, European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN), the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), TUSEM, the British Council, Department for International Development (DFID) and Universities UK’s International Unit.


If you would like to join the Network, or if you you require further information please contact:

Rob Mark
University of Glasgow

Nadira Mirza
University of Bradford