In an ageing society, it is significant to assess the impact of educational activities in the second half of life on the quality of life. A high level of education is positively associated with quality of life. But, insights on the additional impact of educational activities, like participation in courses or informal learning, in the second half of life are missing. Based on secondary data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and the German Ageing Survey (DEAS) the interdisciplinary research project investigates patterns of adults educational behavior in the second half of life and the relationship between patterns of educational behavior and aspects of quality of life (e.g. health, subjective well-being, social relations, mental resources) in the second half of life.