About us: a pioneering online university

Excellence in e-learning See all

Award of Institutional excellence

EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network) acknowledges the international collaboration in open, distance and e-learning of the UOC.

Learning Impact Awards (Gold)

Gold medal in the 2015 Learning Impact Awards organized by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of learning and knowledge technologies in higher education.

Research See all

European Commission's HRS4R

The European Commission has awarded the UOC the distinguished HR Excellence in Research Award (HRS4R), a quality seal recognizing the University’s ability to attract talent, create a favourable work environment, encourage research and promote the careers of researchers in Europe.

Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

The IN3 became a member of the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC), which brings together interdisciplinary research centres whose central research focus is the knowledge society and internet.

Social impact See all

Commitment to accessibility

ILUNION, which belongs to the ONCE Foundation, gave the UOC this award in recognition of its initiatives and projects to improve universal accessibility. 

Spanish Red Cross Gold Medal

In acknowledgement of the educational work in integration values, tolerance, peace education and peaceful coexistence. 

Outstanding track record See all

25th Nit de les Telecomunicacions i la Informàtica

The organizers of the event wished to pay homage to the UOC and showcase the way it has been using an innovative digital educational platform ever since it started, more than 25 years ago.

Vodafone Special Professional Trajectory Award

The award acknowledges the work of the first web-based university, based from the outset on a high quality educational model that is 100% online.