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EUNIS 2018: deadline for submissions extended till 19th of February 2018

Due to numerous requests to prolong the deadline for submitting the papers for the EUNIS 2018 Congress, the Organisers have decided to extend it till 19th of February 2018.

EUNIS Annual Congress with the theme “EUNIS 2018 – Coming of Age in the Digital World” will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 back to Paris where EUNIS was funded 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 the six tracks below:
  • Leadership & Management
  • ICT Infrastructure & Security
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
  • Software Development
  • OpenX & Interoperability
  • ICT in Research

Read more information on the call for papers here.

EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress: call for papers now open!

EUNIS (European University Information Systems organisation) is happy to announce a call for papers for its 2018 Annual Congress with the theme “EUNIS 2018 – Coming of Age in the Digital World”.

The Congress will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 back to Paris where EUNIS was founded 25 years ago! Please, notice there are also some pre-Congress workshops planned for 5th of June. More information will be available soon.

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 now open and submissions are invited under one of the five 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. The deadline for submissions is 15th of January 2018.

Save the date: 6-8 June for the EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress

Save the date: 6 – 8 June 2018 for the EUNIS Annual Congress with the theme “Coming of Age in the Digital World” and celebrate with us EUNIS 25th birthday back in Paris, where EUNIS was funded 25 years ago! The preliminary information is available here and the event website will be up and running soon.

The call for papers will be announced in December and you can already consider submitting a paper under the 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

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.