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University of Zurich Kickstarting Innovation: submit your application

The University of Zürich is supporting Kickstart 19 EdTech Startups – Open Innovation Programme and invites EUNIS members with EdTech startups to submit applications.

Kickstart bridges the gap between startups, corporations, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate technological innovation that has the potential to transform humanity’s biggest challenges into solvable problems.

Find out more on the Kickstart website.

EUNIS 2019 elections: call for candidates to the Board of Directors

EUNIS 2019 General Assembly will be held on 6th of June (Thursday) 2019 during the EUNIS Congress in Trondheim. All official representatives of EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the meeting. This forum is where all the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Special Interest Groups and the Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee, take part in the voting and elections to the Board.
In June 2019 the service of five Board Members will come to the end:

Mr. Freddy Barstad, NTNU, Norway (Board member) – applies for re-election
Ms. Outi Tasala, CSC, Finland (Board Secretary) – applies for re-election
Mr. Thierry Koscielniak, CSIESR, France (Board (Vice-Secretary) – applies for re-election
Mr. Ilkka Siissalo, University of Helsinki, Finland (Vice-President) – end of term
Mr. Malte Dreyer, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (Board member) – steps down

Mr. Barstad, Ms. Tasala and Mr. Koscielniak are candidates to their re-election. The biographies of all current Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

We are actively soliciting new candidatures to the EUNIS Board among the regular members – especially since two current board members are not running for re-election. If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act in the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Friday 24th of May 2019 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary: jfdesnos@orange.fr.

EUNIS 2019: Congress program already on the web!

Meet the full program of the EUNIS 2019 Congress that is already available on the web.

You can still enjoy the early bird registration, that has been extended till 13 May. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register now and benefit from the €100 discount!

The event will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on 5 – 7 June 2019. Read more information on the keynote speakers, sponsors and the social events here.

Please note, on 4 June interesting pre-Congress workshops are scheduled, thus book your place in advance.

Early bird registration for the EUNIS 2019 Congress extended till 13 May

The early bird registration for the EUNIS 2019 Congress has been extended till 13 May!  Don’t miss it and enjoy the €100 discount!

The event will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on June  5 – 7, 2019. Read more here. The full programme of the Congress will be available soon.

Please note, on 4 June interesting pre-Congress workshops are scheduled, thus book your place in advance!

On 4 June, 2019 the following workshops will be held:

Therefore, we invite you to register here both for the Congress and the workshops. Read more here.

The preliminary agenda and more information on planning your trip is available at the event web.

To check whether your institution is a EUNIS member, please visit the web here.

Welcome to the new EUNIS members

EUNIS has welcomed a number of renowned European universities as new institutional members this academic year. Here is a selection of them:

  • University College London, represented by Samantha Ahern (Digital Education). UCL is a member of LERU (League of European Research Universities) and has been collaborating with a number of EUNIS members in the field of learning design for some time. Clive, Natasa and Sam presented the ABC learning design method to us at EUNIS18 in Paris. ABC is now available in many European languages – have you tried it yet?
  • Stockholm School of Economics, represented by Michael Eklund  (ITS). SSE is one of Europe’s leading business schools. Operating in Riga, Helsinki and worldwide, SSE is a truly international organisation.
  • The University of Ghent, represented by Danny Schellemans (ICT Services). U. of Ghent is one of Belgium’s leading universities and also has a campus in South Korea. The University is particularly active in our Business Intelligence SIG and we look forward to hearing more about their work in this area at EUNIS19.

By joining EUNIS you will:

  • Share experience with European scholars in a University perspective.
  • Establish relationships with organizations leading information systems development in higher education and in research institutes in each country as well as at a European and international level.
  • Keep up to date with major projects in information systems in higher education or research institutions/organisations within Europe by participating in topical Task Forces and Special Interest Groups.
  • Enjoy discounts for the EUNIS Congress and possibility to attend other EUNIS events with no fee.

Read more on how to apply here.