Imperial launches its Institute of Extended Learning

UALL is pleased to support Imperial’s recent announcement of the creation of the Imperial Institute of Extended Learning, one of the pillars of its new institutional strategy. The Institute will expand Imperial’s offer beyond degree programmes to provide flexible and lifelong advanced STEMB training, leveraging the disciplinary excellence within its academic departments and unparalleled interdisciplinary capacity to provide advanced skills training for individuals, businesses, governments and other knowledge organisations.

Reacting to this news, Jonathan Michie, Chair of UALL, indicated how pleased UALL is about the creation of this new Institute which extends lifelong learning provision in higher education and to see the positioning of lifelong learning at the heart of Imperial’s new strategy. Leila Guerra, Associate Provost (Digital Lifelong Learning), who has led the planning and development of the Institute at Imperial stated:

“The Imperial Institute of Extended Learning is our response to the rapid pace of global change and will equip people everywhere and at every life stage with the agility, knowledge and insight to first prepare for the future, and then shape it.”

Advanced skills for a tech-enabled future

If humanity is to thrive in a science- and tech-driven world, places of higher learning must act with speed, agility and foresight. That is why Imperial is developing the Institute. For individual learners, Imperial’s cutting edge short courses will be used to unlock new career opportunities or stacked over time to achieve a formal degree award. For knowledge organisations, we will work with them to customise STEMB-led short courses and leadership programmes to meet their skills and business development needs. For both individuals and businesses, the Institute of Extended Learning will build on Imperial’s position at the forefront of STEMB to ensure participants are equipped with the knowledge, skills and leadership capability to grasp new opportunities in rapidly advancing fields such as AI, cleantech, deep tech, quantum, engineering biology and climate science.

Imperial’s Institute of Extended Learning will further reinforce Imperial’s role as a world-changing university that is as future-ready as its learners.


Focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business, Imperial offers an education that is research-led, exposing students to real world challenges with no easy answers, teaching that opens everything up to question and opportunities to work across multi-cultural and multi-national teams.

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UALL is pleased to support Imperial’s recent announcement of the creation of The Imperial Institute of Extended Learning, a core pillar of its new institutional strategy.

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