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Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning (LL) includes freestanding courses, contract education, MOOCs and other more informal learning activities such as open lectures and seminars.

KTH's goal is for lifelong learning to be an integral part of KTH's education and to comprise about 20 percent of the total volume of education. In recent years, the government has implemented special initiatives and given assignments aimed at increasing lifelong learning at Sweden's universities and higher education institutions.

Direct government funded continuing professional development – freestanding courses 

Direct government funded continuing professional development is primarily aimed at professionals who wish to continue their education or develop their skills and careers. KTH's offer is currently in the form of freestanding courses.

Contract education

Contract education is paid education commissioned by employers for their employees, to develop employees' skills. KTH offers both tailored and open contract education in different subjects.

Processes within lifelong learning

Processes within direct government funded continuing professional development and contract education are currently not available in English, but it is an ongoing work. Once processes are available they will be published on this page. 


Portrait of Anders Johansson

Fresh thinking key in lifelong learning

The need for competence development is growing as society changes and technology progresses at a faster pace. How can KTH meet the needs of the wider market? We asked Anders Johansson, Coordinator for lifelong learning at KTH.

Portrait photos of Linda Söderlindh, Andrea Eriksson, Markus Lithander and Mathias Ekstedt

Teachers share their best tips

With its further education courses, KTH is part of the solution to the problem of skills shortages in society. Teachers from ITM, CBH and EECS talk about what motivates them to create these kinds of courses and share their best tips.

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”The money we got for the course was a positive surprise”

Olav Vahtras, professor in theoretical chemistry at CBH, gives the freestanding course Programming in Python. With over a thousand applicants, it’s by far the most popular freestanding course at CBH.

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Leif Kari, Vice President for education, has written about lifelong learning

Leif Kari, Vice President for education, has several posts about lifelong learning at KTH on the (now archived) Vice Presidents’ blog.

In charge of lifelong learning at KTH

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Last changed: Jan 24, 2023