The human population is constantly increasing but also progressively aging. Old people have a lot to contribute to the development of society. Thus, it is important that they can learn on equal terms with the young, and in age-appropriate ways. Their skills and abilities need to be recognised, valued and utilised. Undoubtedly universities play a crucial role in promoting lifelong learning, and in the last few decades the international education community has discussed the implications of lifelong learning for higher education.