University of the Third Age
The university of the Third Age is an educational activity performed at the university level (lectures, seminars, exercises), aimed principally at senior citizens.
we would like to inform you that all U3V courses of the winter semester 2008/2009 have been already occupied. In case you are still interested in any of the courses, we may register you as a substitute student or you may register for the following U3V semester.
Should you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org (please state your phone number).
Telephone queries will be answered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.00 - 11.30 a.m.
The aim of this form of education is not only to increase the level of expert qualifications (the knowledge – and any academic titles – gained are not for the most part used for work), but also to improve the quality of life of senior citizens, prolonging their intellectual activities and contact with the younger generation.
The scope and type of teaching varies across the range of countries and universities, from individual lectures to a complete university course completed with common students. In the Czech Republic theme-based lecture cycles with a frequency of one lecture per week are the most common form.
Education for senior citizens arose at the Faculties of Arts of the Czech Republic in the 1980s. The first lectures and courses were generally concerned with the relationship of man to nature (Man and Nature, Healthy Food, the Problems of Ageing and so on).