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The SEQUENT project aimed to promote excellence in the use of ICT in higher education, with a clear goal to prepare European Universities in line with the European Modernization Agenda and to make higher education in Europe fit better to cross-border collaboration initiatives in the implementation of innovative and ICT-enhanced partnerships.

The project web site is

The final project report has been approved by the European Commission.


As a result of previous EU-supported projects, various innovative quality assurance and excellence models have been developed by EFQUEL and EADTU, the two key stakeholders in Europe when it comes to quality assurance for innovative education models. Through respectively the E-xcellence model developed by EADTU and the UNIQUe quality label developed by EFQUEL, the two organisations shared a common interest and expertise in the rewarding of excellence examples in higher education.

In a common effort to convince governments, universities and QA agencies of the necessity to have a QA approach for e-Learning provision, EADTU and EFQUEL decided to join forces together with ENQA and set up a European wide initiative that would not only promote both excellence models E-xcellence and UNIQUe but more broadly the variety of quality tools, quality approaches and quality models that may serve the improvement of e-Learning provision in European education.

Furthermore the partnership also involved ENQA, as a key partner in supporting quality in higher education across Europe.

After the bankrupty of EFQUEL in December 2014 the SEQUENT project was completed with the help of external experts in particular Paul Bacsich of POERUP and Keith Williams.


See also Quality Agencies in Europe and their approach to e-learning and open learning