EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

Full members

Full members are originating from Europe or neighbouring countries that have signed the Bologna declaration.

Non-profit open and distance teaching universities

Non-profit open and distance teaching universities and departments of universities/institutions for higher education that are responsible for online, open and flexible higher distance education and related research.

    1. fulfilling an exclusive mission of organising online, open and flexible higher education;
    2. integrated in the formal HE structure of the country of origin, fulfilling all national requirements of quality assurance and accreditation;
    3. originating from Europe or neighbouring countries that signed the Bologna Declaration;
    4. willing to participate and initiate programmes, projects and task forces on EADTU level.
Non-profit associations and consortia of conventional universities

Non-profit associations and consortia of conventional universities that act for institutions for online, open and flexible higher distance education:

  1. fulfilling a substantial mission of organising online, open and flexible higher education;
  2. integrated in the formal HE structure of the country of origin, fulfilling all national requirements of quality assurance and accreditation;
  3. originating from Europe or neighbouring countries that signed the Bologna Declaration;
  4. willing to participate and initiate programmes, projects and task forces on EADTU level.

Associations referred to are fulfilling a diversity of tasks:

  1. representing a (national) group of universities in the Board;
  2. are (national) platforms for the organisation of EADTU activities;
  3. are the intermediate between EADTU and the member universities behind them, i.e. arranging the participation in projects, the delivery of information, etc;
  4. supporting their members with regard to multiple aspects of the organization of distance education: the provision of information, consultancy, services (staff training, portals, national intercampus education, international contacts and networking);
  5. representing national distance higher education at the national, European and global level.
Single university members for associations in development

For those universities that want to become member of EADTU, but miss the structure of an Association we allow them as a starting point for new member associations. Single university membership is applicable for those universities that are performing on the range of the following criteria.

  1. fulfilling a mission of organising online, open and flexible higher education;
  2. integrated in the formal HE structure of the country of origin, fulfilling all national requirements of quality assurance and accreditation;
  3. originating from Europe or neighbouring countries that signed the Bologna Declaration;
  4. willing to participate and initiate programmes, projects and task forces on EADTU level;
  5. having a mission in establishing an association mentioned under II.

Single universities have no representation in the Board or must be able to represent more than one member university of its country. In case they would form an association or consortium, the latter becomes a member of the Board. The university that represents a country best in EADTU is based on an evaluation every two years.

Associated members

Organisations that are fulfilling the criteria of full membership mentioned above but not originating from Europe or neighbouring countries that have signed the Bologna declaration.