Goal of the EUNIS Elite Award
The main purpose of the EUNIS Elite Award is to recognize and promote best practice in some aspect of the use of information systems in higher education in Europe. The competition will:
- recognize excellence
- stimulate wider awareness and use of information systems in research, administration and community service in institutions
- encourage best practice
Submissions for the Award may come from any area related to information systems, including for example: Portals, Identity Management, Administrative Information Systems.
The panel of judges needs to see evidence of successful implementation. Entries will score well if they clearly show some or all of the following:
- Demonstrable benefits to the target community
- Efficiency and productivity gains
- High levels of technological integration
- Transferability to other organizations
Entries will not be restricted to in-house developments only. Solutions acquired elsewhere will also be accepted for consideration by the judges, but there must be clear evidence of original and imaginative use of the technology by the institution making the submission.
Rules for submission
All regular Members of EUNIS are eligible to compete for the Elite Award for Excellence, including institutions in national organizations in membership of EUNIS. Only one entry per institution will be accepted.
A member of the winning team must register to attend the Congress and be ready to present and preferably make a demonstration of the project.
The submission document for the Elite Award should describe:
- The goals of the project
- The environment in which the project takes place, including technical, administrative and financial constraints
- The results of the project and its impact on the institution
- The state of development of the project
- Any planned further developments
- The applicability of the project to other institutions
A brief summary of the project is also required.
A full paper submission for EUNIS Congress (within the call for papers) is requested and an indication of intention to submit an entry for the Elite Award contest at the same time.
The project team of the winning submission receives an honorary diploma. The winner of the Award will have an invited slot at the Congress. The winning presentation is be put on the EUNIS web together with the previous winners.
2017 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was the paper: DABAR – the national infrastructure for digital repositories, by Draženko Celjak, Zoran Bekić, Marko Cundeković, Ljiljana Jertec, Miroslav Milinović and Alen Zubić from SRCE – University of Zagreb.
2016 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was the paper: Interoperability between Information Systems of Portuguese Higher Education Institutions, by Lígia M. Ribeiro (Universidade do Porto), Rui H. Pereira (Instituto Politécnico do Porto), Osvaldo Pacheco (Universidade de Aveiro), Mário Bernardes (Universidade de Coimbra), Ricardo T. Martins (Universidade de Aveiro).
2015 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was: University of Münster and University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), “sciebo — the Campus cloud for NRW” by Raimund Vogl et al.
2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is: Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Project, by Mark Stubbs
1999: Oxford Brookes University (UK)
2001: Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and University of Porto (Portugal)
2002: London School of Economics (UK)
2003: Technische Universität Graz (Austria)
2004: University of Manchester (UK)
2005: Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic)
2006: Universitat Jaume I Castello (Spain)
2007: MUCI Consortium (Poland)
2008 to 2010: no award
2011: AlmaLaurea Interuniversity Consortium (Italy)
2012 : Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)
2013: University of Porto and FCCN Portugal