University of the Third Age

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Education offer

Anyone who is in the post-productive age can choose an educational programme from our offer of long-term courses. This offer is complemented by short-term courses, which focus on a specific theme. If people do not want to study regularly, they can choose from special lectures focused on interesting and current topics.

What is the University of the Third Age?

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a form of lifelong learning. It enables older people obtaining university-level education encouraging personal development.

U3A supports active lifestyle of the elderly, mediates the latest findings, knowledge and skills in a suitable form, fosters mental and physical vigour and independence of older people, stimulates their interest in current events, practical use of gained knowledge and active life attitudes.

The University of the Third Age at Masaryk University was founded in 1990 and has become an integral part of educational, social and cultural activities of the university. U3A organizes various educational events for the elderly, ranging from traditional forms of education (long-term and short-term courses, special lectures, field trips, open-air art workshops) to activation programmes focussed, for instance, on a healthy lifestyle or diverse animation activities specifically designed for old-age pensioners.

More about U3A

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Henry Ford

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