University of Nicosia: E-xcellence label for Associates in Quality

The University is recognised as operating in a continuous process of improving its e-learning performance.

By achieving this label the University of Nicosia demonstrates that it offers quality controlled e-learning and keeps up to date with the latest developments. Furthermore that it uses the E-xcellence instrument for benchmarked self-assessment on e-learning and take measures of improvement accordingly.

By becoming an E-xcellence Associate in Quality we are now part of a network of universities with opportunities to meet virtually with peers and experts in the field of e-learning. We will have access to the expertise of other universities and share our expertise with them in a virtual community.

Achieving the label started by a self-assessment followed by an assessment of e-learning experts at a distance. The E-xcellence label is available for both blended and open universities and is valid for three years, depending on the self-assessment cycle of our university. The label is provided by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), who are Europe’s leading body in lifelong open and flexible Learning.

With E-xcellence, EADTU is leading a European movement of universities that follow new developments and innovations in e-learning. The E-xcellence Associates are focusing on the improvement of four priority elements of progressive higher education: Accessibility, Flexibility, Interactiveness and Personalisation.

So far 20 E-xcellence awards have been handed out to faculties and universities all over Europe. A full overview of activities under the E-xcellence label and the open source tools and manual can be found at