NIILS explores how informal and non-conventional learning spaces are used in higher education, in different countries and regions. Recommendations and guidelines for users are developed to promote inclusive informal learning environments that are conducive to learning and well-being.

Upcoming Events

20th of June 2024: Final Conference

21st of June 2024: Excursion to informal learning spaces in Vienna



01/01/2022 - 30/06/2024



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Keser Aschenberger, F; Raginder, G.; Brachlt, S.; Ipser, C. (2023). Compatative Report on Country context analysis: availability and infrastructure of informal learning spaces. Universität für Weiterbildung Krems, Krems

Brachtl, S.; Ipser, C.; Keser Aschenberger, F.; Radinger, S. (2022). NIILS Country Context Report & Situation Analysis: availability and infrastructure of informal learning spaces. UWK, 1, UWK Homepage


New Approaches for Inclusive Informal Learning Spaces (NIILS)

2. Symposium Anerkennung und Validierung non-formalen und informellen Lernens an Hochschulen, 12/12/2023

Informal learning spaces at UWK: A holistic descriptive analysis

Research Colloquium "Innovative spaces for learning”, 22/02/2023

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