Three principal research areas within Encell are:
- Bildung and social justice
- Lifelong learning and a sustainable working life
- Responsible leadership in education
The research group consists of about 20 researchers from various professional and disciplinary backgrounds, such as education, psychology and business administration. Earlier research projects have focused on competence development and learning in working life; leadership and human resources; intergenerational learning and knowledge transfer; gender and equality; diversity and inclusion; and adult learning in formal and non-formal education.
The interdisciplinary composition of the research group gives it its strength. An interactive research approach generates new knowledge which is put into practice through shared learning between researchers and practitioners.