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

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


September 4, 2015
Registration of participants
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August 30, 2015
Submissions of papers
Submission of abstracts and speaker's profile
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Speakers in alphabetical order:

Monika Adamczyk (Poland)

Ph.D., employee of the Department of Sociology of Knowledge and Education,  Institute of Sociology of the Catholic University of Lublin.
Expert in the team working on the Regional Programme for the Elderly for the years 2012- 2015 appointed by the Board of the Lublin Province Expert in the team working on the strategic objectives established by the Department of Economy and Innovation of the Office of the Marshal of Lublin. Member of the Provincial Council for  Seniors Policy established by the Board of the Lublin Province. Member of the Senate of the Catholic University of Lublin

Wiesława Borczyk (Poland)
She graduated at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Solicitor. She has many years of experience in the organization and functioning of local government and NGOs. Expert, lecturer and trainer in national and international projects in the field of public administration, civil dialogue on social inclusion of the elderly and lifelong learning. The author of works on local government , NGOs  and Universities of the Third Age.
Social activity: organizer and president  of the Third Age University in Nowy Sacz (2004) and the Polish Association of Universities of the Third Age  (since 2007). Editor-in-chief of the national quarterly UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE. Author of works on the organization and management of Universities of the Third Age in Poland and activating and educational programs at the university of the third age.

Maria Braun-Gałkowska (Poland)
Emeritus professor of psychology from the Catholic University of John Paul II in Lublin, at present  professor at Ignatianum Academy in Krakow. She is interested in family psychology, educational psychology, media psychology and modern teaching methods. She published many books, among others:  „Active Love”,” Psychological Analysis of Family Systems”, „Methods of Getting to Know  the Family”, “In the Same Direction”, ”Home Psychology”, “Difficult Questions”. She works as psychotherapist and educator. She cooperates with family ministry, academic ministry and with the Lublin University of The Third Age from the first year of its activity.

Monika Guzewicz (Poland)
A graduate of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Catholic University of John Paul II in Lublin, a psychologist and educator, psychotherapist in training, doctoral student in psychology at the Department of Adult Clinical Psychology of the Catholic University, her research field is loss, grief, forgiveness and issues concerning the elderly.

Gunhild Hammarström (Sweden)
Ph.D. in Sociology (1975) and is emeritus professor of Sociology, especially Social Gerontology, at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her work concerns, among other things,  intergenerational solidarity, value change between family generations, aspects of subjective well-being among elderly in need of help and support, feelings of dependence and independence among elderly in need of help and support. The latest article in print is about Linnaeus’  view of human ageing in the light of modern social gerontology. She is a substitute member of the board of AIUTA.

Nadezda Hrapkova, Ph.D. (Slovakia) She is in charge of the University of the Third Age at Comenius University for 23 years. She graduated at Comenius University in Bratislava in the subject of Adult education (Andragogy), she is experienced in the field of Psychology, Pedagogy, Sociology and Adult education with the specialisation of Geragogy.  As a lecturer in senior education as well as organiser of the learning process of the U3A in Bratislava and other cities she has a lot of experience in the management of learning and methodology of learning older persons. She realised many research works oriented on the seniors´ education and other subjects which focused on isolation of elderly people, motivation for study and barriers in the learning activities, feeling of the senior students etc. She is experienced as a coordinator of the European projects as well as a supervisor of the programs for continuing education. Since the year 2000 she is a member of AIUTA Governing board and at present AIUTA General Secretary. After eight years of presidency in EFOS (2002 – 2010) she became again the EFOS president. She is a coordinator of the project ForAge in Slovakia and new project Erasmus + called EduSenNet (Educational Senior Network).

Ilona Skibińska-Fabrowska
A graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. Since 2005 head of  the District Branch of the Polish National Bank in Lublin. Actively cooperates with many Universities of the Third Age conducting classes on economic issues and economic history.

Malgorzata Stanowska (Poland)
Director of the  University of the Third Age in Lublin. She helds a master's degree in history from the Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin (UMCS) . Specialist in the field of education of elderly people at the Society of the Polish Free University in Lublin. Coordinator of educational programs for seniors in Lublin. Member of the AIUTA Board (International Association of Universities of the Third Age.)
President of the Social Council of Elders of the Lublin City. Member of the Commission of Experts for Elderly People at the Human Rights Defender. Coordinator of many projects concerning the activation of elderly people. One of her main research interests focuses on university education for older people and lifelong learning.
Co-editor of the research work “Getting Old with Dignity” , editor of the yearly " Guide for U3A Students" (from 2007 till now)

Stanisława Steuden (Poland)
Ph.D., Full Professor and Head of the Clinical Psychology Department, Institute of Psychology, John Paul II - Catholic University of Lublin, Poland; Chair of the Scientific Council of the Lublin University of the Third Age.
Scientific interests: psychology of aging and old age, burnout syndrome, psychosomatics, diagnosis and counseling for posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, subjective and objective conditions of resilience and coping with stress.

 Morag Tamisari (UK)
A graduate in Modern Languages and Literature of Aberdeen University with a Post-graduate Qualification in Teaching Morag went on to teach English as a Foreign Language in France, Germany and Italy, latterly with the British Council in Milan, before returning to the UK. She then dedicated the rest of her working life until retirement to exploring and implementing varying learning/teaching methodologies or strategies with respect to French and German with younger learners in a day-school setting and also German and Italian in an Adult Education environment. She was particularly interested in the marked differences between the two kinds of learning opportunities and outcomes.
Since retirement she has devoted 12 years in a voluntary capacity to the development of the U3A movement firstly locally, within Scotland, and latterly in the UK as a whole: from early beginnings at Aberdeen U3A, both as learner and “teacher”/facilitator/group leader in the spirit of one of the founders of the U3A movement in the UK, Peter Laslett, whereby  “learners learn but also teach”, she has held varying organisational/managerial positions within her own U3A,the Regional Executive Committee ,then becoming the Regional Trustee for Scotland serving on the National Executive Committee of the Third Age Trust for three years, before then being elected to the Governing Board of AIUTA as a UK Representative in 2013.
A firm believer in lifelong learning for all with an emphasis on its life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for older people to learn together, broaden horizons and embrace new ideas in a relaxed, participatory way,her particular interest lies in exploring the benefits of non-formal learning and teaching with respect to “Thirdagers” within the UK experience, where the U3A  watchword is “for the members by the members”.       

LIN Yuanhe (China)
Mr. Lin Yuanhe, originally from Fujian Province in China.
He is an engineer and Master of Management Science majored in management science and engineering, from the Department of Management Science at the University of Science and Technology of China.
In 1998, he was the Director General of Anhui Provincial Economic and Trade Commission. In December 2002, he became a Deputy Mayor of Guangzhou Municipal Government in Guangdong Province. In October 2006, he became the Secretary of the CPC (Communist Party of China)Foshan Municipal Committee in Guangdong Province and also the Chairman of Foshan Municipal People's Congress.  In April 2010, he became the Chairman of Guangzhou CPPCC (Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference).
In August 2012, he became the President of the Guangzhou Elderly University and also the Vice President of CAUA (China Association of the Universities for the Aged). In September 2013, he was elected an AIUTA governing board member.
He has published dozens of papers and speeches on education for the senior citizens. He also presided over the research of “design of modernization index system for education at the Chinese universities for the aged” and he has been the editor in chief for the anthology enjoy learning, happy life - education for the elderly.