Professional Development, lifelong learning and open education

Universities are the seat of development for human resources, and play a vital support role both for workers searching for more stable employment with better career opportunities, and for citizens seeking to strengthen their skills and knowledge for easier access to information.

Thanks to its available expertise, UPO is always expanding its services to respond to social demand. It organises and manages a wide range of training activities aimed at less traditional recipients: some of the activities are more cultural, while others are professional and yet others seek to ignite public debate on specific local issues.

This aspect includes activities of recognition, approval and certification of skills/knowledge that the university carries out for individuals, specific target groups, and organisations.

Finally, it promotes the initiatives of Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro (Work-Related Learning) and MOOC courses (Massive Open Online Courses).

The UPO curricular proposal is divided into:

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Certification of Skills activity
  • Work-Related learning activity
  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)