EADTU is Europe's leading institutional association for open and distance higher education, and is at the heart of the modernization agenda of European universities. Growing from its eleven founding members in ten European nations, EADTU now has a membership of fifteen institutions and fourteen national associations across 25 nations. Its membership covers over 200 universities and around 3 million students.
EADTU has a European coverage and is regarded as a key-partner of the European Commission as far as lifelong open and flexible learning in distance higher education is concerned.
We are committed to the creation of a European Learning Space in accordance with the Bologna Declaration and the ET2020 Strategy. We define ourselves through three critical features of European open and distance higher education:
The EADTU activities arise from a strong bottom up approach, based on institutional needs, experienced by the universities or associations. EADTU and its members have a strong track record on:
In addition EADTU members offer their expertise concerning student-centered online education to the entire sector to assure that online teaching and learning in all European universities will reach the highest quality standards.
EADTU is a membership organisation. EADTUs mission is to empower and support its members by:
Any higher education organization can apply for membership and profit for the benefits of being part of EADTU, as long as they fulfil the criteria of one the four categories for membership. Check our website for detailed information.
EADTU now has a membership of fifteen institutions and fourteen national associations across 25 nations:
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