Based on survey responses of 451 higher education institutions from 46 countries (48 higher education systems), the report outlines the changing context in which higher education institutions operate. Trends 2015 results confirm the pre-eminence of both quality assurance and internationalisation, which had been identified as a key development by the Trends 2010 report. Thus, 92% of institutions state that internationalisation has contributed to improving the quality of learning and teaching, notably through mobility of students and staff and international collaboration. The use of information and communication technology has clearly become important and has joined quality assurance and internationalisation as the third top priority of institutions. Institutions are investing in ICT tools, offer blended learning and plan to expand their e-learning offer to increase access and deliver greater flexibility of learning. These results broadly confirm those of the 2014 EUA survey on e-learning.