2016 UIL Scholar in Residence

7 July 2016

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will host Professor Kjell Rubenson as its 2016 ‘UIL Scholar in Residence' from 1 to 31 October. Professor Rubenson has wide-ranging expertise in lifelong learning and adult learning and education. He has a longstanding relationship with UIL and has contributed to its work in research, publication and policy. In particular, he contributed to UNESCO’s third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE), which will be launched in September 2016.

Professor Rubenson has been a faculty member of the Department of Education Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, since 1982. Prior to that, he was Professor and Chair of Adult Education Research at Linköping University, Sweden. Besides being involved in numerous studies of adult learning and education policy, he has authored and co-authored many books, reports and articles and served as a consultant to governments and international bodies. During his time as UIL Scholar in Residence, Professor Rubenson will supervise UIL CONFINTEA Fellows, advise UIL CONFINTEA Scholars and interns, and give open lectures.