UOC Technology

Recognition

Best European distance education initiative

Bangemann Challenge Award for the best European distance education initiative 1997

Bangemann Challenge Award for the best European distance education initiative 1997

The UOC received the European Union's Bangemann Challenge Award 1997 for the best European distance education initiative at a prize-giving ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.

The EU awarded the UOC the prize for Europe's most advanced distance education remote technology project. The Bangemann Challenge, organised by the city of Stockholm, under the auspices of the European Union, aims to reward Europe's leading ICT projects. The UOC was awarded the prize in the distance education section, in which it was selected from among a total of 15 entrants. The panel awarding the prizes was made up of representatives from the European Commission, the academic and industrial arenas and the information technology sector.