Crossroads in Academic Continuing Education

An international platform on the future of continuing education at universities.
Connecting ideas, exchanging strategies, facilitating innovation, and exploring limits.

Perspective Beyond Borders

Connecting ideas, exchanging strategies, facilitating innovation, exploring limits


Changing societal challenges require universities to continuously reconsider their role and innovate their propositions to meet future generations‘ needs.

CACE is a transdisciplinary think tank that connects international academics, experts, and visionaries discussing the future of academic continuing education.

The ‚Network Beyond Borders ‚organizes regular meetings in different formats. ‚Assemblies Beyond Borders‘ discuss and share ideas, new developments, and research findings. ‚Working Groups Beyond Borders‘ develop projects and form new connections for international collaboration in research, teaching, and management. A focus is placed on role concepts, teaching content, organizational models, and financing of continuing education studies.





The kick-off meeting will take place on December 3rd , 2020.
We look forward to captivating talks and thought-provoking discussions.

Date: December 3rd , 2020
Time: 14:00 CET
Format: digital


assembly BEYOND

This assembly will take place on October 1, 2021.

Themes & Tracks – Academic Continuing Education:

  • visionary ideas on the future of academic continuing education
  • flexible curricula
  • culture and internationalization
  • curation and quality assurance
  • ecosystem challenges

Date: October 1, 2021
Format: digital


Assembly beyond

This event will take place on December 1st, 2022. 


Date: December 1st, 2022 
Format: digital 

Speakers - Assembly Beyond Borders 2021

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Antonio Loprieno


Chairman | Austrian Science Council

President | European Federation of Academies of Science and Humanities, ALLEA (All European Academies)


Susan Grajek


Vice President for Partnerships, Communities, and Research | EDUCAUSE

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George Iwama


President and Vice-Chancellor, Quest University Canada


Betty Vandenbosch


Chief Content Officer | Coursera

Words from the Initiator

Institutions that offer academic continuing education play a crucial role in addressing societal challenges. If we want to offer future generations what they need in order to solve future problems, we will have to anticipate their needs and reinvent our own propositions. Let's be bold, let's take the initiative, and think about how to shape the future of continuous learning at universities.
Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer
Rector Danube University Krems

Frequently Asked

Agendas and further details can be found in the Member Area, which is secured by a password.

Passwords for the Member Area are provided to network members via email.

If you want to become a member of the CACE network, get in touch using the contact form provided.

Please register for the upcoming event Assembly Beyond Borders on October 1, 2021. If you attend the event online you will need a laptop and a stable internet connection.