Dr. Eva Cendon is professor for University Continuing Education & Teaching and Learning at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Graz and is involved in research on lifelong learning in higher education with special focus on teaching and learning in the German speaking and European context since more ten years. As head of the research team in a governmental funded German wide initiative (2011-2020) “Aufstieg durch Bildung: offene Hochschulen“ (Advancement through Education: Open Universities) she currently accompanies more than 100 universities in Germany in developing new concepts and programs for lifelong learning, including new pedagogies and building up new forms of cooperation with companies and other actors outside the university, including work-based learning. Her current research focuses on ways of linking academic and professional knowledge in university teaching and learning as well as the role of reflection and reflexivity in students´ learning in study programs of professional studies. Eva is member in the editorial board of the Journal Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning of the Open University UK.