However, teachers at HEIs are still primarily hired and rewarded for their research. Therefore, the development of digital teaching skills is often a slow process that relies on individual initiatives­. DigCompEdu shows a way forward to create change on an institutional level.

The project "Competencies for Universities - using Technology in Education" (CUTE) aims to develop

  1. a strategy at an institutional level to improve digital competencies for university teaching, and
  2. a methodology for other institutions to do the same based on the European Framework for Digital Competence for Educators (DigCompEdu).


  • A mapping of the current institutional approaches to digital competence development with the DigCompEdu Framework. (IO1)
  • An alignment of the DigCompEdu Framework with the Comet-tool creating pedagogical and organizational competence grids as the basis for Road maps for local development (IO2)
  • Development of short-term actions piloted at each partner university or associated partner (IO3)
  • A toolkit for using DigCompEdu to develop teachers' digital competencies in other institutions (IO4)
  • Policy recommendations for future development of the DigCompEdu Framework with a focus on Higher Education (IO5)

Hear the partners explain more in this video:


University of Copenhagen, Teach, Teaching Centre South Campus (Denmark)


University of Akureyri (Iceland)
University of Murcia (Spain)
AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)
University of Galway (Ireland)

Contact: Dr Fiona Concannon CELT

GTN Solutions GmbH (Austria)

Contact: Andreas Riepl (at GTN Solutions)

Associated partners

The Federal Center eEducation Austria

Contact: Andreas Riepl (at The Federal Center of eEducation Austria)

Pedagogical University College Upper Austria

Contact: Barbara Simetzberger  (at the University College of Education Upper Austria)

National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Ireland 

Contact: Catherine Cronin, PhD

Irish Universities Association
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del Profesorado (INTEF)

Contact through Dr Linda Castañeda from Murcia University.

National University of Cuyo

Contact: Dolores Lettelier (Academic Secretary of UNCUYO)