Lifelong Learning Research Laboratory - MRU

Lifelong Learning Research Laboratory


To create a suitable environment for interdisciplinary scientific knowledge formation and transfer to a lifelong learning system operating processes, to have a clear research direction and program, periodically actualized according to the external and internal needs.


  • Periodically analyze and evaluate lifelong learning and condition processes, based on the integration of fundamental and applicable research, suitable to form a creative, responsible and open personality. (strategy “Lithuania 2030”);
  • To create a lifelong researchers network, participate in international organizations and network activities, to strengthen lifelong learning and educational research scientific potential;
  • To reach new science-based solutions, closely cooperate with public authorities, educational institutions and social partners in Lithuania and abroad;
  • Contribute to public policy objectives and measures of justification, assessment of the consequences by using research and expert activities, strengthen lifelong learning and the whole educational system.
Activity characteristics

  • Interdisciplinary Perspective;
  • Multi-level view to lifelong learning;
  • A systematic approach to lifelong learning;
  • Life-learning comparative research;
  • Evidence for lifelong learning policy decisions;
  • Integration of fundamental and applied research, while performing  educational, expert and advisory activities;
  • Participation in national and international networks;
  • Study and scientific integration.

Lifelong Learning Laboratory project activity

Name: The link between adult literacy in Lithuania and labour market participation and lifelong learning.

Project number: P-MIP-20-33.

Project coordinator: P-MIP-20-33.

Project implementation period: 2020-2022m.


Name: “Digi-Aging – overcoming loneliness.

Project number: 2020-1-AT01-KA202-078084.

Project partner: Irena Žemaitaitytė.

Project implementation period: 2020-10-01-2023-07-31


Name: Digital Parent Education for Child Protection (DEPCIP)

Project number: 2019-1-TR01-KA204-077577/PRC-32.

Project partner: Jolanta Pivorienė.


Name: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s programme social work with children and young people.

Project number: 619857.

Project coordinator: dr. R. Bardauskienė.


Name: Establishment of the Rectors Conference in Azerbaijan.

Project number: EAC-A02-2019.

Project partner: doc. dr. Inga Juknytė-Petreikienė.


Name: Renewing the student-centered approach.

Project number: 2020-1-SK01-KA203-078306.

Project partner: Irena Žemaitaitytė.


Name: Digital pedagogy for developing and promoting lifelong learning.

Project number: 2020-1-FR01-KA226-HE-095526.

Project partners: Giedrė Valūnaitė Oleškevičienė and Liudmila Mockienė.


Name: Intercultural education in the age of distance learning.

Project number: 2020-1-PL01-KA226-HE-095276.

Project partner: Gražina Čiuladienė.


Name: Spiritus Loci – Place of Rebirth.

Project number: 1682767.

Project partner: Irena Žemaitaitytė.


Name: Extended education – leisure-time centers in Scandinavia and the Baltic.

Project number: NPHE-2020/10073.

Project partner: Gražina Čiuladienė.


Name: Developing global competence and the challenges of diversity in an innovative Europe.

Project number: 577208.

Project partner: Jolanta Pivorienė.


Name: Academic Certificate in Active Ageing: developing a European university course for older learners.

Project number: 2021-2-FR01-KA210-ADU-000049770.

Project partner: Jolanta Pivorienė.


Name: TĘSK.

Project number: PRC-52.

Project partner: Romas Prakapas.


Name: New approaches to creating inclusive non-formal learning spaces.

Project number: 2021-1-AT01-KA220-HED-000032122.

Project partner: Monika Mačiulienė.


Head of Lifelong Learning Laboratory
Prof. dr. Irena Žemaitaitytė