WIL is about learning through a lively exchange of ideas, reflective conduct, and active participation. University West contributes to teaching and learning situations through education and research that effectively develops the individual and leads to societal advancement.
Work Integrated Learning, or WIL, is University West's overarching profile. It is the basic principle applied to learning, the exchange of ideas, and educational development. Ever since 2002, when the Swedish government gave us the distinguished task of developing WIL, it has permeated the way we work and study at University West. A cornerstone of our policy is the concept of advanced knowledge – knowledge that is characterised by complex problem solving – and the mutual acknowledgement of advanced knowledge both within the academy and among its partners. WIL is University West's instrument for handling and developing work in the borderlands of advanced knowledge. WIL enhances all we do at University West, which also benefits society in general.
WIL and academic quality in education
Students at University West enjoy optimal conditions for achieving their academic goals. WIL adds to these advantages by continually improving and developing academic standards in both our programmes and research.
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WIL in research and doctoral studies
A wide range of research is done at University West, but Work Integrated Learning, WIL, is the common denominator. Research is coordinated with the relevant institution involved in that field of study. WIL research at University West has two different perspectives/dimensions.
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WIL and co-operation
How does this affect the university's interaction with the surrounding community? Co-operation is an integrated dimension of University West's programmes and research.
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