Lifelong Learning

Humans have a natural drive to learn and grow. This does not end after we graduate. However, there is no definition of lifelong learning. In our opinion it is a form of education that is focused on personal development.

This could be self-initiated education that takes place inside or outside a school or university. During the theme LLL, we focus on organizational lifelong learning. In which initiatives is the UT involved? What are the experiences so far?

Please, let us know in which sessions you are participating and put them in your agenda, so you are sure not to miss them!
All sessions of this day will be held in The Gallery (Inspire or Learn-X), except for the workshop Lightboard, which is held in the Spiegel.






The future of LLL

Maaike Endedijk
Victor Rutgers


Lunch; DesignLab, The Gallery

13:30- 14:30


How to set up a LLL programme: lessons learned in operations research

Astrid van Os
Richard Boucherie 
Nico van Dijk



Nedap University: reskilling starting professionals at the University of Twente

Eline Brader
Michiel Klitsie





Team-Based learning - 

Erik Faber & Karen Slotman




19 May

  • 11.00-12.30: The future of LLL

    Date: 19 May
    Time: 11:00 - 12:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Speaker: Maaike Endedijk & Victor Rutgers

    The future of lifelong learning (LLL): from training programs to learning communities (prof.dr. Maaike Endedijk, BMS). Maaike will introduce the concept of lifelong learning and present a future-proof perspective on how to design lifelong learning with long-lasting impact. She will show how we can integrate lifelong learning activities with our research and innovation agenda, for example via the concept of Learning Communities.

  • 13:30-14:30: How to set up a LLL programme: lessions learned in operations reseach

    Date: 19 May
    Time: 13:30 - 14:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: How to set up a LLL programme: lessions learned in operations reseach
    Speaker: Richard Boucherie, Nico van Dijk & Astrid van Os

    First Astrid van Os will introduce the organizational part of setting up an in company lifelong learning trajectory. Prof. dr. Richard Boucherie will elaborate on how to design the curriculum for external participants. An important part of an in company training is tailoring the assignments and/or cases enabling the participants to practice what they have learned. Prof. dr. Nico van Dijk will share his experiences on how to integrate the curriculum for in company projects. Followed by the participants who actually attend this particular lifelong learning trajectory. They will talk about their views of being able to apply the theory directly in practice during this trajectory. How will this trajectory increase their knowledge and skills on the subject of  operations research?

  • 15:00-16:00: Nedap University: reskilling starting professionals at the University of Twente

    Date: 19 May
    Time: 15:00 - 16:00
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Nedap University: reskilling starting professionals at the University of Twente
    Speaker: Eline Brader en Michiel Klitsie

    Nedap University provides the possibility to gain theoretical  knowledge at the University of Twente and everyday experience of a software developer at Nedap. Inge Meengs will explain the setup of this program in collaboration with the University of Twente. She will outline how attending modules of the regular Technical Computer Science bachelor program was integrated at Nedap. 

    After that, Nedap University alumni, (Eline Brader and Erik Huizinga), will share information about their experiences, struggles and successes while participating in this 1,5 year unique program. From the start, the Nedap University students work with their team at Nedap but the emphasis remains on their studies at the University of Twente.

  • 16:30-17:30: Workshops 1: Team-Based Learning (max. 50 pers.)

    On the special Workshops page you can find an overview of all the workshops.

  • 16:30-17:00 & 17:00-17:30: Workshop 2: Lightboard (max. 3 pers.)

    On the special Workshops page you can find an overview of all the workshops.

Registration form

On the Workshops page you can register for all the workshops that will be held at the end of each day.