Research within the Swiss Distance University Institute

The strategic objective of the Swiss Distance University Institute is to strengthen its positioning in the field of Swiss and international university education. Therefore, in addition to teaching, it also concentrates on its own research activities and on practical developments in the world of online learning. 
At the Swiss Distance University Institute, research revolves around two central themes. The Distance University distinguishes itself by focusing its research activities on university-level educational theory, the development of teaching and online learning, linking not only numerous projects specific to it but also inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary projects. What is more, each faculty has its own area of research which involves working on various projects with recourse to different methods.

Research and development in the various faculties of the institute

Research and development in the field of university education, and the development of teaching and learning online

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