In 2001, Jönköping University was tasked by the Swedish government with establishing a new national centre for lifelong learning and adult education and learning. Thus began the National Centre for Lifelong Learning or - in its shortened form - Encell.
Encell is run under the auspices of Jönköping University Foundation, and its organisational host is the School of Education and Communication (HLK).
Our first 20 years
2021, Encell, the National Centre for Lifelong Learning, celebrates 20 years as a research centre. As a national centre it has been tasked by the Swedish government to develop and disseminate knowledge about adult and lifelong learning. Here, members of the centre look back on its journey, the ups and downs, and ultimately its position today as an important player, both nationally and internationally, in the field of adult education and lifelong learning.