The Seniors' Academy Heidenheim was founded on the 18th of June 1998 due to the efforts of the senior citizens of the City of Heidenheim. The Seniors' Academy is managed by their self-administration since May 2001 after a successful launch phase.
The body of the Seniors' Academy is the association of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim. The Seniors' Academy complements and expands the local educational offer for adults in a unique way.
The Seniors' Academy's study concept "research-based learning" offers senior citizens the opportunity to study without formal admission requirements:
- selected subjects
- on temporary projects
- in small groups
- with aid and guidance
- independently and
- by using scientific standards.