OU ‘Leading e-Uni’ says EU Commissioner

Mme Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Education and Culture Europe and Sovereignty, recently acknowledged our work by referring to the OU as “the leading e-University in Europe, a global leader in educational software and a pioneer in multimedia in raising educational standards.”

Mme Reding’s praise came during her invited 2001 Jean Monnet Lecture last week, entitled “Europe and sovereignty: A citizen’s Europe through Education and Culture”. In the lecture, delivered in Newcastle upon Tyne on 13th June 2001, Mme Reding emphasised the way that the European Commission has developed “a fruitful collaboration with regions and universities, through structural funds, the training and educational and R&D programmes, based on a sound relationship of mutual confidence.”

The timely lecture is further endorsement for the high quality of the groundbreaking work done throughout the entire Open University. The full text of the speech is available from the ‘Speeches’ link on Mme Reding’s own web page as follows:

EU Commissioner Reding’s Web Page