AIUTA - Lublin 2015
Students of the Third Age – A New Generation of Students?
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Dates and locations

September 17, 2015,  15:00 - meeting of the AIUTA Governing Board
September 17, 2015, 20:00 - dinner
September 18, 2015, 9:30 - AIUTA conference Lublin, Rynek 1
September 19, 2015 - optional tourist programme

Deadlines

September 4, 2015
Registration of participants
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August 30, 2015
Submissions of papers
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Lublin University of the Third Age (www.utw.lublin.pl)

The Lublin University of the Third Age (LUTW) was founded in 1985, under the patronage of five universities in Lublin: the University of Maria Skłodowska-Curie (UMCS), John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), the University of Life Sciences, the Lublin University of Technology and the Medical University.

LUTW works under direct organizational and academic supervision of the Society of Polish Free University, Branch in Lublin. The basic forms of activity of the Lublin University of the Third Age are education, seniors volunteer activity and editorial work.

The objectives of LUTW:

The aim of the classes and lectures in LUTW is development. They do not aim at getting or increasing professional qualifications. The classes are supposed to popularize knowledge, whereas the methods are adjusted to the age and requirements of the students.
The main goals of LUTW’s activity, developed within the frames of the Gerontology Section of the Society of Polish Free University, are not only based on the general idea of universities of the third age in Poland and abroad, but they also take into consideration local needs, especially the interests of seniors in Lublin. The activity of TWWP for seniors is carried on in three fields: education, volunteering and editorial work.
In addition to the annual inauguration lectures, LUTW, already in the first year of its work, had three cycles of weekly lectures: the so-called general lectures and lectures about health and nature for those who were interested. They were are great success and have been conducted to the present day.
Apart from lectures, the educational system of LUTW offers interest groups , which, by presenting a richness and diversity of content and methodological solutions, play an important role in the multilateral activation of seniors. Moreover, they are a good instrument of popularizing knowledge in wider cycles, mainly among old people, and through them it is further transmitted to the younger generation.

The Lublin University of the Third Age in numbers