Recent CR&DALL Projects

This section covers recent CR&DALL work which is now closed.


Comparative International Study of School-based VET in Scotland, Kent and Virginia

This research is concerned with Vocational Pathways. It investigates the effectiveness of the different types of vocational courses and workplace experience/learning currently in place for males and females aged 14-19, the methods and place of delivery, and the fitness for purpose of the courses in terms of employers’ needs as well as those young people who may want to engage in meaningful economic activity themselves.

Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers (GINCO)

LLL Programme - GRUNDTVIG Multilateral project.  The GINCO network aims: to contribute to improve the quality of GRU European training provision and its accreditation systems; to install effective mechanisms for co-operation between (potential) GRU course organisers; to strengthen the cooperation between the relevant stakeholders of GRU courses: AE providers, NAs, the European Commission and other relevant stakeholders; to contribute to the professionalization of adult education staff concerning GRU course provision and delivery; to expand the GRU course provision in eligible countries of t

Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life (THE-PM)

The main challenges of the ageing knowledge economy are constant upgrading of the skills of the active population and mitigating new and old social risks. People in mid-life is increasingly exposed to risks of exclusion from the labour market and lifelong learning. The inclusion of this age group in HE is one of the main challenges of education and training systems.  The project aims to study the TLL of HE institutes in several countries with respect to inclusion of mid-life learners.

PASCAL Universities for a Modern Renaissance (PUMR)

PUMR is an ongoing and developing programme undertaken by the PASCAL Obseratory and operated  through CR&DALL from the University of Glasgow.  It focusses on college and university clients who commit to using the best principles of social capital, place management, and life-long learning to inspire and sustain strategic partnerships with policy makers, professional practitioners (both public and private), businesses and communities in their regions to secure improvement to regional competitiveness and the quality of life for all residents. 

Research Universities and their Regions (RUR/U21)

A PASCAL International Observatory project, but with synergies with CRADALL work. The Universities of Auckland, Glasgow and Melbourne have been funded to establish an interest group of academics within the fields of Lifelong Learning, Regional Development and cognate disciplines to share strategic vision, best practice and engage in benchmarking activities. The focus is on effective knowledge transfer, 3rd mission activities, and other engagements that contribute to regional development and to the success of our institutions.

PASCAL Universities Regional Engagement (PURE) project

PURE is a major international study undertaken by PASCAL International Observatory and operated through CR&DALL from the University of Glasgow.

PURE has extended and developed previous work of the OECD to a series of new regions, and develops PASCAL International themes through applied consultancy. Nineteen regions were involved in the first cohort from 2009 to 2011. A number of new regions are expected to join in 2011 and beyond.