Much has been said about the importance of cultivating a passion for lifelong learning, and the effect it has on our lives. But what, exactly, is it?

This is a question that was posed to a group of experts across Schools and departments at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Their responses show us that while there may not be one standard definition, most can agree that lifelong learning is essential to self-improvement and the future.

Or, as Professor Roberto Dona, Associate Dean of Professional Engagement, IBSS, succinctly puts it: “Lifelong learning is life.”

Check out the video, from the XJTLU Learning Mall team, below:

Thanks to the following people for their comments and expertise:

• Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU

• Professor Stuart Perrin, Associate Principal of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang)

• Dr Bill Boland, Director of XJTLU Learning Mall

• Professor Qiuling Chao, Vice President of XJTLU

• Roland Sherwood, Manager of Educational Development Unit

• Dr Xiaojun Zhang, Dean of ILEAD

• Professor Chris Harris, Vice President of Academic Affairs

• Dr Xin Bi, Director of Centre for Knowledge and Information

• Professor Roberto Dona, Associate Dean of Professional Engagement, IBSS

• Professor Gisela Löhlein, Head of Department of Architecture and Design

• Charlie Reis, Educational Developer at Educational Development Unit

By Patricia Pieterse

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