What sets us apart

Practical solutions for a sustainable society:

  • Top ranking science & technology university
  • World-class research and education
  • Innovation & practical knowledge
  • Player with global reach
  • Trendsetter in educating the world
  • Experienced in professional education

Innovation and experience

  • We have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of open and online education.
    Members of Open Education Global since 2003, we started publishing our course materials and resources on OpenCourseWare in 2007, and in 2013 were the very first university in Europe to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the global edX platform, where we now continue to offer hundreds of them.
  • Valuable partnerships
    Our affiliation with reputable international organisations and institutions means that we can exchange best practices and enrich our expertise to better serve the needs of learners.
  • Unique educational approach
    Our approach is innovative: we use a specifically designed development & evaluation pedagogical model to create our online courses and we constantly explore and deploy new tools and technologies (for example VR and online labs) to ensure that learners have an optimal learning experience.
  • Quality Assurance
    Our robust QA structure, processes and resources underpin our commitment to deliver a high-quality, stimulating and engaging (online) learning experience that meets learnerā€™s needs.Three sets of Quality Standards & Indicators define and benchmark all our quality activities.

World-class research

We are recognised as a leading university in science and technology and for conducting world-class research. We research current, cutting-edge fields but also education itself. We run a fully dedicated research programm into educational innovations and didactics using data gathered from our online courses. We incorporate these research findings to improve the quality of our didactics, the learnersā€™ experience and the delivery of content. This leads to better online learning and to improvements in campus education too. Our two-fold research approach means that we can offer our students the latest knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as a great online learning experience.

Practical solutions for a sustainable society

Our focus in applying theoretical knowledge to practical solutions and being innovative in our education helps us to maintain a front-runner position. This is important to us and to our learners because of the pressing need to keep up with the rapid changes in todayā€™s world.

Courses that matter:

90% of our learners would recommend our courses

85% find their expectations are met or exceeded

70% feel they can immediately apply what they learnt

1-in-2 people enrol to use learnings at work/improve their career

Over 30 international awards