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5th of June: save the date for the EUNIS pre-Congress workshops

The registration for the EUNIS 2018 Congress will open soon but you can already save the date of 5th of June for the pre-Congress workshops and seminars:

  • Designing learning experiences in a digital age

Technology enhanced learning no longer means making text-based resources available in digital format. Our challenge in the digital age is to design experiences that enhance learning. We want to achieve student-centered active learning. This involves pedagogic design skills and consideration of the physical learning space. We have the means to ensure our designs are informed by analytics about learners and the curriculum if we have the wisdom to make good use of the data.

Hear from experts in the field and participate in a hands-on workshop using a tried and tested approach to effective, data-informed learning design.

Timing: Tuesday 5th June 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Centre de conférences de Sorbonne Université, campus Jussieu

  • Ready for the digital age

More and more each day, students are demanding for processes that can be carried out online and can provide them with the ability to obtain information almost immediately. In this scenario, the need to digitize processes is important to allow administrative tasks to be done more efficiently and to facilitate the exchange of information autonomously without the need to take into account academic calendars or time zones. In this aspect, different initiatives have been put into practice and are currently functioning allowing higher education institutions to offer higher quality services to their students, in addition to being aligned with the needs of those who are digital natives.

The objective of the workshop is to present the projects focused on the exchange of data within the framework of student mobility, and to know first-hand the future of these projects, as well as to share experiences and opinions.

Timing: Tuesday 5th June 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Centre de conférences de Sorbonne Université, campus Jussieu

  • European Student Card Project – joint conference

The Final conference of the European Student Card project is a part of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership, co-funded by the European Union, as a dissemination conference.

The conference will focus on disseminating the results of the Strategic partnership project and the perspectives of generalization of the European Student card, as well as the development of services linked to the card.

As a part of the meeting the EUNIS Student Card Task Force and the European Student Card Team organise the workshops on:

  • Presentation of the results of the pilot project
  • Experiences and challenges of the implementation in different campuses (EUCOR – the European campus, Campus Card Berlin,
  • The usage of the ESC: results of the different working groups: payment systems, libraries, Erasmus mobility, and partnership with Erasmus without paper project, student records from Emrex project, etc…
  • Perspectives of generalization in Europe and development of services

Timing: Tuesday 5th June

More information soon.

Read more here.

CRIS2018 – deadline for submitting a paper extended till 19th of March 2018 

On behalf of the EUNIS partner, euroCRIS, we invite you to send the submission for the euroCRIS “CRIS2018” Conference that will be held on 14th-16th of June 2018 in Umeå, Sweden. The deadline for submitting a paper has been extended till 19th of March 2018.
Detailed information on the Call for Papers, among which a description of the general theme (“FAIRness of research information”) and the various strands in the Conference as well as the guidelines for submission can be found at the Conference website. Registration for the conference will open next week.

EMREX General Assembly: 17th April, Paris

EMREX General Assembly will take place on the 17th of April in Paris, France prior the 2018 Groningen Declaration meeting.

The preliminary agenda includes:

  • What is EMREX and EMREX User Group (EUG)? How can I join?
  • The vision of EMREX
  • Cooperation with other EU projects
  • Establishment of statutes of EUG
  • Yearly plan for 2018
  • Election of Executive Committee
  • Current affairs, collaborations and applications
  • Next meeting

Read more information on the event here.

EUNIS 2018 deadline for submissions extended till 5th of March 2018

The call for papers is open and the deadline for submissions is extended till 5th of March 2018 for the EUNIS Annual Congress with the theme “EUNIS 2018 – Coming of Age in the Digital World” that will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 back to Paris where EUNIS was founded 25 years ago! There are also some pre-Congress workshops planned for 5th of June.

The Congress presents an opportunity for sharing of experience amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from across Europe. The event provides an ideal forum to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The call for papers is open and submissions are invited under one of the six tracks below:

Leadership & Management

  • IT Funding Models/Overcoming Challenges
  • Managing the Digital Transformation
  • Institutional Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Benchmarking
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • IT Workforce Hiring, Development and Retention

ICT Infrastructure & Security

  • Infrastructure and Networks
  • BYOD
  • Internet of Things/Smart Campus
  • Cloud Computing and Services
  • Student Card Services
  • Information Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure – the new EU regulatory environment and beyond
  • Secure and Seamless Cross-Border Electronic Transactions – eID
  • Data Retention Policies and Best Practices
  • Back Office Solutions
  • ERPs in Higher Education

Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

  • Student Mobility
  • Learning design and ICT
  • Digital Classroom and Learning Spaces
  • Mobile Technology and the Learner Experience
  • Learning Analytics
  • Student Success Technology
  • Social Media within Teaching & Learning
  • Technology and Best practices in Assessment
  • MOOCs and Online Education

Software Development

  • Software as a Service
  • Mobile Apps for Higher Education
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Open Software – Migration Plans – Best Practices
  • Agile Methodologies and Development Best Practices
  • Blockchain in Higher Education

OpenX & Interoperability

  • Open Corporate Data in Higher Education
  • Open Education Resources and Open Courseware
  • Student Mobility
  • Reusable Learning Objects and Experimentation
  • Standards & European Interoperability

ICT in Research

  • Open Access and Digital Publishing
  • Open Research Data
  • Open Science & Linked Data
  • Research Information Management
  • Research Information Standards
  • Research Information Systems

Read more information on the call for papers here.


EUNIS 2018 Rectors’ Conference early registration till 28th February

The EUNIS 2018 Rectors’ Conference will be held on 26-28 April, 2018 at the University of Porto, Portugal. The deadline for the early registration is already this month, on the 28th February. Please register and book your hotel. Remember that Porto is a touristic city and hotel reservation is challenging! Abreu Events is supporting this conference and can help to find travel and accommodation solutions.

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference is an event targeting high-level management of universities. Do not miss the opportunity to meet and exchange views on the development of Higher Education and the increasing role of Information Technologies in shaping university’s activities.

The themes of the conference:

I. Driving change in leadership and management
II. The autonomous classroom: Is it the future?
III. Building online trust and transparency
IV. Enhancing the student experience

The keynote speakers:

·         John O’BrienPresident and CEO of EDUCAUSE
·         Laurent DupasquierManaging Partner at Emerging
·         Lauritz B. Holm-NielsenExecutive Director of the Sino-Danish Center, former rector of the Aarhus University
·         Paul LeBlancPresident of the Southern New Hampshire University
·         Simon NelsonCEO of FutureLearn
·         Nie FenghuaCEO of XuetangX
·         Juan Gómez OrtegaRector of the University of Jaén
·         João Gabriel SilvaRector of the University of Coimbra
·         Michael GaebelDirector of the Higher Education Policy Unit at EUA
·         Fred MulderUNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER, former rector of the Open University Netherlands
·         Arild RaaheimProfessor at Bergen University
·         Nevena V. AgaevaAlumna of the European Student’s Union
·         Venguswamy RamaswamyGlobal Head of TCS iON
·         Ronald BarnettEmeritus Professor of Higher Education at University College London Institute of Education

Read more information on the Conference website.