This year's conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) took place in Calgary, Canada, from May 22nd to 24th under the motto "Reignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Continuing Education". As a representative of the University for Continuing Education Krems as one of the founding institutions, Rector Friedrich Faulhammer was invited to give a presentation on EU.ACE to an interested audience of experts.

At the University of Calgary, experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of academic continuing education under the general theme "Reignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Continuing Education". Studies and programs are needed that take into account student demographics, are of high quality, are globally competitive, and are financially viable. The way people work, learn and live in a post-pandemic digitalized world is undergoing major changes. Successful continuing education institutions are taking the initiative and are actively addressing these societal challenges through their spirit of innovation.

Innovation through EU.ACE

In his presentation "Co-Creating a European Model for University Continuing Education", Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of the University for Continuing Education Krems, reported on the first experiences since the founding of the transnational alliance "European University for Academic Continuing Education" (EU.ACE). Its composition reflects the academic continuing education landscape in Europe. The EU.ACE consortium consists of eleven equal partners as well as additional university and non-university institutions as associated partners, including institutions in Canada and Ukraine. The presentation was received with great interest by the participants.

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