Lesebrille und Notizen

Lifelong learning for the conservation of natural resources, for nature protection, for digitalization, for technological innovations and for the transition to a CO2-neutral economy

Green Skills

Economic change, increasing digitalization and automation, technological innovation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy are accelerating the need for qualification. Many people are faced with the challenge of meeting these new labour market demands, which is also reflected in their employability, education and social exclusion. Lifelong learning is a key to addressing these issues.

The Lifelong Learning Department's education projects enable people to improve their skills and competences for the digital transformation and active participation in society. In doing so, we contribute to the UN-Nachhaltigkeitsziel 4, “Education for All – Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.



USAGE-NG aims to empower all kinds of farming students to use digital agricultural technologies to monitor, quantify and mitigate the impacts of climate change on their individual farms.

Kühe fressen frisches Gras im Stall


The LATEST project (Local-focused AgTech Education for Successful Agricultural Transitions) 2021-2024 aims to promote the inclusion of AgTech in master-level education programmes to train future professionals.


Within the project "Sustainable Landfill Gas Emission Reduction in Addis Ababa - SUGAR AA", 2015-2023, the Division of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning supports the establishment of a training centre in cooperation with schools and the development of a composting course as an LLL offer on site. 

The SUGAR AA project is a BOKU Klimaschutzprojekt.


USAGE - Upskilling Agricultural Engineering in Europe (Erasmus +) 2019-2022, aims to enable “digitally intelligent”, sustainable and inclusive agriculture through lifelong learning methods and innovative pedagogical approaches.

Naturlabor Altenberg

The Naturlabor Altenberg offers BOKU course leaders a new opportunity to conduct excursions and exercises, master's and bachelor's theses, as well as courses and projects in the field of lifelong learning.


The Erasmus + project "LaWEEEda" aims to improve and strengthen e-waste education at universities in Brazil and Nicaragua. The project consortium consisting of three European universities (Vienna, Northampton, Hamburg), four Latin American universities (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Léon) and four companies tries to improve the dialogue between science and practice in the field of e-waste during the project period 10/2016 - 10/2019.

In cooperation with the Institut für Abfallwirtschaft.


The general objectives of the project are to modernize and harmonize higher education by promoting lifelong learning related to sustainable agriculture in non-EU Alpine-Danube-Adriatic countries and to improve networking between EU and partner countries.

Project duration: 2013-2016