Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Manhattan is a collaboration between Kansas State University, UFM and the University of Kansas. Adult learners come to Osher Lifelong Learning classes to enrich their lives, meet new friends and engage with their community. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of learning. For more information, please contact us at UFM by calling (785) 539.8763


What Is The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is a part of KU Professional & Continuing Education. We are committed to creating accessible and innovative learning environments throughout Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area, with special focus on participants age 50 and over although anyone can participate. Learners from all backgrounds and levels of education are welcome to enjoy the benefits of Institute membership. Classes and special events in Manhattan have been offered since 2010 with coordination provided by UFM Community Learning Center.

Choosing from a diverse collection of courses, learners create their own program of personal development, expanding their views of the world and enriching their lives and their communities.

Faculty and facilitators are carefully selected to assure they have the academic qualifications, a passion for the topic, and a love of teaching to create a meaningful and fun learning environment.

The University of Kansas is deeply grateful to the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Francisco for partial funding of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas as one of its affiliates in the United States.

About The Manhattan Collaboration

In August, 2010, Kansas State University Global Campus and the University of Kansas Osher Institute signed an agreement to begin offering Osher Institute courses in Manhattan. UFM Community Learning Center was designated as the Manhattan contact and coordinator. An average of four courses and two special events or trips are planned each semester.