Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (IPL) is a knowledge environment for research, education and communication in the social sciences. The department contributes with research based knowledge on childhood and adolescense, school, education and working life in a lifelong perspective. The department's fields of study and research are education, adult learning, counselling science, eductional development and child research.
IPL was established on 1 January 2016. The new department is a merger of the former Department of Education, Department of Adult Learning and Counselling, Norwegian Centre for Child Research and Educational Development.