Digital maturity evolution of Spanish universities
Fernández, A., Llorens-Largo, F., Molina-Carmona, R. and Claver, J.M.
EUNIS 2023 Congress (www.eunis.org/eunis2023)
European Universities and the digital transformation: Challenges and opportunities ahead
14 – 16 June, 2023
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are evolving towards a new university model called the digital university, which they will only reach by increasing their overall digital maturity. CRUE Spanish Universities (the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities) has used a new Digital Maturity Model for Universities (md4u) to analyze the digital maturity of more than 60 Spanish universities in the UNIVERSITIC 2020 and 2022 surveys. The results presented in this paper show that during this period Spanish universities have increased their overall digital maturity. This increase seems to be due to the COVID pandemic that we have suffered in this period, in which HEIs have launched a large number of digital initiatives to overcome this crisis. Additionally, HEIs leaders have understood the importance of increase digital maturity to make their institutions competitive in a fast changing digital environment.