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The University of Experience is ten years old

Susanna Vendrell talked about how the idea of such project was born until it became real in September 2010.

Susanna Vendrell talked about how the idea of such project was born until it became real in September 2010.

10/10/2019

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It has been ten years the University of Barcelona created the University of Experience, a training program for people over 55. During the opening ceremony for the academic year 2019/2020, which took place yesterday in the Paranimph -presided over by the vice-rector for Equal Opportunities and Social Action of the UB, Maite Vilalta-, the head of UdE, Susanna Vendrell, talked about how the idea of such project was born until it became real in September 2010, with a first offering with four training programs.

In his speech, Vendrell stressed that, since its creation, many programs, courses and groups had been added until reaching 14 programs, 27 courses and 35 groups, and she highlighted this showed the importance of offering studies to the senior citizens at the university. Figures speak for themselves: UdE started with 169 students and this year the registrations go over 1,500, with more than 360 lecturers teaching students in UdE within the frame of training programs from all fields of knowledge at the University of Barcelona. 

Montserrat Celdrán, lecturer at the UB, coordinator of the program of Psychology and expert in psychology of ageing, active ageing and wellbeing, was in charge of offering the opening lecture, focused on the importance of love, care and emotions over life. During the ceremony, attendants watched a video summarizing the ten years of the University of the Experience, from the academic year 2010/2022 to the current one.


 

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