UCL considers good teaching skills to be one of the key-ingredients to help students succeed their academic career. Therefore its faculties invest a considerable amount of resources in the development of the educational skills of their staff.

Over the years, new information and communication technologies have given a dynamic new impulse to the profession of teaching. In 1995 this led to the creation of the Education and Multimedia Institute, and in 2000 the interactive education platform iCampus was launched. Today, most of the teachers and students, who are very enthusiastic about the use of new technologies, have adopted these tools.

UCL also finds it important that students take responsibility for their own academic career. Most faculties participate in the “Manage your education” project which, amongst other things, aims to make the curriculum more flexible, allowing students to personalise their studies by mixing different forms of education (e.g. lectures, tutorials, group assignments, individual assignments, general knowledge courses), for example, or by taking classes in other departments. Teachers are encouraged to adapt their evaluation methods and to form teams with their colleagues to work on shared courses.

Now more than ever, education is considered as a global lifelong endeavour. This is why UCL has created the University Institute for Lifelong learning. Its role is be attentive to the needs of society (diplomas, companies, etc.) and, where possible, to anticipate them, whilst at the same time offering the faculties and schools a way of making their offer with regards to continuing education known to the public.

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| 8/04/2009 |