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University Oldenburg. C3L – Center for Lifelong Learning

University Oldenburg. C3L – Center for Lifelong Learning

University Oldenburg. C3L – Center for Lifelong Learning


The Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) established in 2006, is a research center at the University of Oldenburg. As a scientific institute, the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) has been a leader in Germany‘s continuing higher education sector through the use of innovative teaching and learning formats and in the development and application of credit transfer procedures. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of working adults in companies and public institutions who want to continue their professional development or who are seeking support to develop continuing education programmes at their organisation. C3L employs more than 70 educational development, research, and learning support personnel, with more than 120 professors providing a quality learning experience for C3L students.


The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.

The pathways on the Oldenburg campus are short: the University‘s academic staff and administrative staff work closely together, using an interdisciplinary approach. Many are integrated into special research areas, research groups and European clusters of excellence.

The University cooperates closely with more than 200 other universities worldwide and is also affiliated with non-university institutes in the areas of research, education, culture, and business.

The University of Oldenburg is preparing over 13,700 students for professional life. It offers a broad range of disciplines, from language studies, cultural studies and the humanities to educational sciences, art and musicology, the economic and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences and the new medicine and health science programs established in 2012.



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    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118, 26129, Oldenburg