21 January 2021 | Report

Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in European higher education institutions

Survey report

Michael Gaebel, Thérèse Zhang, Henriette Stoeber and Alison Morrisroe

In Europe today, almost every higher education institution uses digitally enhanced learning and teaching. Since EUA began exploring this topic in 2013, digitally enhanced learning and teaching has been further embraced by higher education institutions across Europe, with general acceptance growing and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits it brings to the student experience.


This report maps the situation regarding digitally enhanced learning and teaching at European higher education institutions over the past seven years and is mainly based on data from a survey conducted between April and June 2020 via an online questionnaire to institutional leadership. Needless to say, this topic is extremely timely, and has become even more so in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which sparked unprecedented uptake of digitally enhanced learning and teaching across the European Higher Education Area. This report aims to give readers insight into the strategic uptake of digitalisation, its impact and challenges in various areas of institutional life, expectations for the future, as well as changes accelerated by the current pandemic.

This publication has been developed under the Erasmus+ co-funded DIGI-HE project, led by EUA and in partnership with four universities, with the aim of supporting higher education institutions to engage in self-review to develop and enhance their strategic approaches to digitalisation.

A full presentation of the survey results is also available on EUA’s Slideshare account.  

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