This is commissioned education
Competence training, further education and continuing professional development are only a few of the terms used in daily speech about commissioned education. It’s about courses and programmes that higher education institutions sell to people actively working in businesses, public authorities and organisations.
Commissioned education provides great opportunities
By engaging in commissioned education, you are disseminating research from the University and contributing to community development. It also gives you the opportunity to capture the rest of the world’s experiences and needs. The perspectives of external actors on research and teaching at Lund University contribute to continuously enhance the quality of our activities.
Taking on challenges through commissioned education is also a way to increase the activities at your department, which will not only provide new experience but also improved financial conditions for you and your colleagues’ research and regular teaching activities.
Would you like to organise commissioned education at your department?
Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE), a part of External Relations, has the overall responsibility for commissioned education at Lund University. We promote the University’s commissioned education as a form of continuing professional development and analyse the outside world based on the needs of diverse markets.
Teaching and administrative staff and researchers at Lund University can turn to us for a number of different commissioned education services, from ideas about projects to evaluation.
Over the years, we have created a very valuable circle of contacts which you can benefit from when you want to share your research or gain new teaching experience.
Are you thinking about organising a commissioned education course/programme? Do you need help or support with planning, calculating costs and packaging your idea? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
You can reach us by telephone +46 46 22 07 07 or email info [at] education.lu.se
Types of commissioned education
Commissioned education can be run in various ways. We offer courses and programmes from Lund University’s general range of courses/programmes, and completely tailored ones. The length of the course/programme can be anything from an hour to three years, and teaching staff will often have the opportunity to travel outside Lund, many times also outside Sweden. That way you contribute to the internationalisation of the University.
A large part of the commissioned education consists of open courses and programmes. These are developed specifically for people who work in businesses, public authorities and organisations, and they are compiled in a separate course catalogue, see below.
Lund University’s commissioned education catalogue (in Swedish)