In a collaborative setting - of open and conventional universities and associations in
distance education - institutional strategies and business models for LLL have been
presented, analysed and shared among the USBM partners.

University strategies and business models for lifelong learning that already fulfil the conditions
for successful implementation of LLL programmes are the basis of this website.

These examples of good practice have provided the project partners with new approaches, solid starting points and inspiration for defining their own strategies and business models for lifelong learning.


European Association of Distance Teaching Universities | EADTU



  • European Association of Distance Teaching Universities | NL
    | George Ubachs | Christina Brey

  • Universidade Aberta | PT | Luis Tinoca

  • The Open University | UK | Martin Watkinson

  • Open Universiteit | NL | Ben Janssen

  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia | ES | Inés Gil Jaurena

  • FernUniversität in Hagen | DE | Ingrid Thaler

  • Anadolu University | TR | Elif Toprak

  • Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO | IT | Maria Amata Garito

  • Linköping University | SE | Janerik Lundquist

  • Danish Association of Open Universities | DK | Joergen Bang

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven | BE | Johannes de Gruyter

  • Lund University | SE | Erik Wallin

  • Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics | RU | Irina Smirnova

  • Fernstudien Schweiz | CH | Damien Carron


The contents of this site have been produced with permission from the EADTU partners.


Content design
by Jørgen Bang and Maria O'Donovan
Aarhus University, Denmark


The USBM project is carried out with the support of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, under the Lifelong Learning programme. However, sole responsibility for this content lies with the EADTU and the commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.