University Continuing Education
Continuing education at the university is organized locally by faculties, institutes and the Continuing Education Commission (known locally as the WBK).
The WBK coordinates and supports continuing education at overall university level. It sets standards for continuing education courses and reviews these as part of study regulations approval. As an overall university commission, it ensures favorable general conditions, consistency and quality in continuing education.
The WBK's head office is the Centre for University Continuing Education (only available in German). The Centre supports and advises faculties and institutes regarding the development, delivery and evaluation of their continuing education.
University Continuing Education Commission organization
Coordinates and supports the Continuing Education Commission (WBK) at the University of Bern and continuing education offers, ensuring their quality.
Since November 1, 2014, Prof. Dr. Adrian Ritz has been the President of the Continuing Education Commission and delegate of the Executive Board of the University of Bern for continuing education.
The Center for Continuing Education ZUW
The university continuing education is set up from bottom-up. The impetus for a new education course (MAS, DAS, CAS) usually arises from an institute or a faculty. Before a degree programme is approved by the Senate, the new continuing education programme undergoes a standard advisory and regulatory process. In this process, the responsible persons are supported by the ZUW. The competence of the ZUW for internal and external support and consulting is based on its long-standing and continuously developed interdisciplinary research, teaching and consulting in the fields of continuing education, evaluation as well as university didactics and teaching development.
Objectives regarding content and strategy for continuing education at the University of Bern (2014)The positioning of continuing education (Document in German) (PDF, 12 Seiten, 2.3 MB)
Contact Persons Continuing Education Commission
- Name / Titel
- Prof. Dr. Adrian Ritz
- Delegate from the Executive Board of the University of Bern for Continuing Education / President of the Continuing Education Commission
- +41 31 684 39 28
- +41 31 684 53 13
- +41 31 684 39 30
- Name / Titel
- Erika Hänni, lic.phil.
- Member of scientific staff, Secretary of the Continuing Education Commission (WBK)
- +41 31 684 53 44
- Name / Titel
- Claudia Kaufmann, lic.phil.
- Head of Communications
- +41 31 684 33 64
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