It's a privilege to be one of the first bloggers on the new website of the ILSN – what a fabulous improvement btw. I do hope that this blog will develop and thrive in the time to come, for learning is undoubtedly the most important fuel of the knowledge society. Without learning no knowledge and without knowledge no progress. The days of rote learning and ‘comatose’ routine work are long gone, and all the time we have to adapt to a world in constant change. Learning makes the world go round – a cliché, admittedly, but nevertheless true.