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EUNIS upcoming events: save the date!

EUNIS upcoming events: save the date!

EUNIS Annual Congress held at the University of Münster, Germany has just ended up and the preparations for the next one are already ongoing! Save the date: 6-8 June 2018 and join us in Paris, France next year!

Invite your Rector to the EUNIS 2018 Rectors’ Conference entitled University 5.0 – Bridging people and technology that will be held on 26-28 April, 2018 at the University of Porto, Portugal. EUNIS organises this event every two years and it is attended by Rectors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts, Vice Chancellors and CIOs from many HE institutions across Europe and beyond. The 2018 edition is hosted by the University of Porto under the main title of “University 5.0”, which mirrors the on-going developments in the industry and aims to reflect on the implications of the close connection between people and technology in higher education strategy, policies, and governance. It will provide an excellent debating and networking fora to discuss and anticipate the impact of the latest developments in information technology and their role in enabling higher education institutions to succeed in a cooperative and competitive globalized world. Read more information on the event website.

EUNIS Learning & Teaching Task Force together with the BI Task Force and UCISA organise jointly the workshop on learning analytics that will be held on 7th November 2017 in Manchester, UK. More information soon!

After the success of the EUNIS event on Data Protection and IT security organised in Berlin, in April 2017, a follow-up workshop is planned for 12th Dec 2017, just a day before the EUNIS BencHEIT annual meeting on 13th Dec 2017. Both workshops will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. Save the dates!

 

EUNIS 2018 Rectors’ Conference: registration now open!

Invite your Rector to the EUNIS 2018 Rectors’ Conference entitled University 5.0 – Bridging people and technology that will be held on 26-28 April, 2018 at the University of Porto, Portugal. Registration is now open!
Every two years EUNIS organises the Rectors’ Conference, which is co-organised and hosted by one of its members and attended by 100+ Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts, Vice Chancellors and Rectors from many HE institutions across Europe and beyond.
The 2018 edition is hosted by the University of Porto under the main title of “University 5.0”, which mirrors the on-going developments in the industry and aims to reflect on the implications of the close connection between people and technology in higher education strategy, policies, and governance. The themes of the Rectors’ Conference 2018 are:

I. Driving change in leadership and management

  • Impact of big data and analytics
  • Research management
  • Open access and open science

II. The autonomous classroom: Is it the future?

  • Emerging scenarios in online education
  • Open educational resources and practices
  • Impact of intelligent agents and learning analytics

III. Building online trust and transparency

  • Online exams and credentialing
  • Blockchain: Why should I care?
  • Plagiarism and other ethical issues

IV. Enhancing the student experience

  • New roles for students and teachers
  • Learning commons
  • Unbundling of education: threat or opportunity?

Read more information on the event website.

EUNIS signs collaboration agreement with the Vietsch Foundation

The Vietsch Foundation and EUNIS sign Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support advanced technology development for scientific research and higher education

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Valentino Cavalli, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation and Ilkka Siissalo, outgoing President of EUNIS, the European University Information Systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the EUNIS 2017 Congress in Münster. The two organisations see significant potential synergy in their activities, and wish to collaborate on shared goals.  EUNIS will support the Vietsch Foundation in the acquisition of projects flowing from its incoming activity stream. Eligible proposals, with demonstrable beneficial impact for scientific research and higher education will be considered by the Vietsch Foundation for funding. “We expect the collaboration with EUNIS to enhance significantly our relationship with the higher education community, particularly by reaching out to universities and campuses in Europe” says Valentino Cavalli, and adds “we believe that such a dynamic community will come up with a lot of innovative ideas for advancing technology to support scientific research and education”.  Underlining the unique position of EUNIS as the European platform for exchange of best practice and research in higher education information systems, Ilkka Siissalo states “We are looking forward to foster innovative projects and studies from the wide EUNIS communities by connecting them to the generous support of the Vietsch Foundation. EUNIS is grateful for this opportunity and appreciates the trust of the Vietsch Foundations.”

The mission of the Vietsch Foundation is to promote research and development of advanced Internet technology for scientific research and higher education. The Vietsch Foundation fulfils its goals in two ways: First, it contributes funding to specific research and development projects that demonstrate potential value to progress European and global research and education networking. And second, each year it awards a medal of honour to people who have contributed to the development of services or technologies of lasting value that are used by the networking community and its users in research, development and education. The Foundation was created through the last will and testament of Willem Karel Vietsch (1952–2014), a Dutch expert, a leader of the international Internet community, and also the Secretary-General of TERENA, a former association of European national research and education networks. For details visit: http://www.vietsch-foundation.org

Agenda for the EUNIS 2017 General Assembly

Dear EUNIS Members,

We would like to remind you that the EUNIS 2017 General Assembly will take place on June 8th, 2017, 4-6 pm during the EUNIS Congress in Münster. As an official EUNIS Member you are entitled to take part in this important meeting. We would greatly appreciate your attendance and feedback. The agenda is:

  1. Welcome and registration of representatives (President of EUNIS)
  2. Approval of the minutes from the 2016 GA meeting in Thessaloniki (Executive Secretary of EUNIS)
  3. Approval of new members since the last GA (Executive Secretary of EUNIS)
  4. Reports, future activities and partnership organisations – Vietsch Foundation (President with the Task Forces Leaders)
  5. Audit report on finances: 1st of April 2016 to 31st March 2017 (President/Treasurer of EUNIS)
  6. Elections of internal auditors for the fiscal year 2017-18 (President/Treasurer of EUNIS)
  7. Financial report, budget and the fiscal year terms (Treasurer of EUNIS)
  8. Approval of the bookkeeping and treasurer’s report for the fiscal year 2016-17 and granting the freedom from liability to board members and executive secretary for the fiscal year 2016-17 (President/Treasurer of EUNIS)
  9. Election of scrutinizers for the election of Board members (Executive Secretary of EUNIS)
  10. Election of Board members (Executive Secretary of EUNIS)
  11. Any other Business (President of EUNIS).

The candidates that have applied to be members of the EUNIS Board are listed below. In June 2017 the terms of office of four Board Members will come to an end and these Board members will need to apply for re-election:

The new candidates to the EUNIS Board are:

In the past few months the two candidates listed below were co-opted to the EUNIS Board to replace two vacancies that had arisen from resignations from the Board. The General Assembly needs to approve and confirm (or reject) their candidatures as outlined in the EUNIS statutes. These Board members are:

The biographies of all current Board members can be found at the EUNIS website.

The EUNIS Board would like to take this opportunity to remind you once again of the importance of attending the General Assembly. Should you choose not to attend the Congress, we acknowledge proxies, on condition that we are informed via e-mail prior to the Congress to info@eunis.org.

2017 candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

Dear EUNIS Members,

EUNIS 2017 General Assembly will be held on June 8th, 2017 during the EUNIS Congress in Münster. All official representatives of EUNIS Member institutions 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 Task Forces and 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.

In June 2017 the terms of office of four Board Members will come to an end and these Board members will need to apply for re-election:

The new candidates to the EUNIS Board are:

In the past few months the two candidates listed below were co-opted to the EUNIS Board to replace two vacancies that had arisen from resignations from the Board. The General Assembly needs to approve and confirm (or reject) their candidatures as outlined in the EUNIS statutes. These Board members are:

Ms. Paola Gargiulo (CINECA, Italy)
Mr. Thierry Koscielniak (CSIESR, France)

The biographies of all current Board members can be found at the EUNIS website.