Comparative research of CELE on educational policies

The accelerating speed of the change in postindustrial network society, the new solutions provided by information technology and the supranational transitions connected with globalisation require flexible new solutions for work and educational structures that bring together educational and professional careers. Supranational organizations, like World Bank, OECD and EU, and nation states have set a core for new educational policy to stress in a wider arena than before the importance of the investments in the human capital as creators of prosperity and wellbeing.

Solutions for challenges in the new global world are being searched for by striving to create facilities for understanding and encouraging in a deeper way lifelong learning (LLL) both at work and in life. Lifelong studying and learning are due to these ongoing changes necessary for everyone of us. Globalisation combined with lifelong and lifewide learning is the main determinant of our time in framing and transferring educational policies and research in the comparative way in CELE.This is one main core of the research on learning and education in Turku University. CELE has succeeded in Finland in taking the leading position in this research.