University of the Third Age

The University of the Third Age offers citizens over the age of 50 education at the highest possible level, i.e., university. It has however the character of entirely personal development, not preparation for various professions. It does not place demands on a university title. Education at the University of the Third Age represents one possibility of quality fulfilment of free time, supporting active engagement of older adults and seniors, making accessible new knowledge, learning, and skills in a suitable form. The study programme supports psychological and physical vigour, eliminating the social ostracisation of seniors, making it possible to form new friendships and overcome feelings of loneliness and uselessness.