Category : Eunis congress

2017 elections: call for 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:
  • Mr. Malte Dreyer (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
  • Mr. Ramon Grau Sala (SIGMA, Spain)
  • Ms. Ligia Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Mr. Yiannis Salmatzidis (Aristotle University, Greece)
While all the above have the opportunity to be re-elected we will welcome new candidatures to the EUNIS Board. If you are interested in presenting your candidature to act on the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Tuesday 16th May 2017 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary:
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 Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

EUNIS 2017 Congress: early bird registration extended till 4th of May

EUNIS 2017 Congress

Register now and benefit the €100 reduced fee for the Congress! Due to many public holidays the Early Bird Registration was extended till today the 4th of May 2017!

EUNIS Annual Congress will take place on 7-9 June 2017 at the University of Münster, Germany. The Congress schedule and keynote speakers are already announced at the event’s website. The Congress presents an opportunity for sharing of experience amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe. The event provides an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs.

EUNIS Congress delegates are invited to participate in pre-Congress workshops:

More information and registration for the pre-Congress workshops here.

EUNIS 2017 early bird registration deadline approaches: 30th of April!

Registration for the EUNIS 2017

Register early for the reduced fee and save  €100. Early bird offer ends April 30, 2017. To book your place please visit the Congress website.

  • Early Bird (by April 30, 2017), EUNIS Member: €450,  EUNIS non-Member: €550
  • Standard, EUNIS Member: €550, EUNIS non-Member: €650
  • Late registration (after May 31, 2017): €700
  • Additional Gala Dinner Ticket: €85

The fee includes participation in the entire Congress (7-9 June 2017), the social events,  a shuttle service to Düsseldorf Airport, a public transport ticket for the duration of the event and all Congress materials.

Congress Scope

This Congress presents an opportunity for sharing of experience amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe. The event provides an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs. Submissions are invited under one of the six tracks below:

  • Leadership & Management
  • ICT Infrastructure & Security
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
  • Software Development
  • OpenX & Interoperability
  • New Ideas & Innovative Concepts

Read more information here

Conference Contact:

Looking forward to welcoming you in Münster!
EUNIS 2017 Congress Team

EUNIS benchmarking survey BM2016 open till 3rd of May

BencHEIT survey BM2016

The BencHEIT 2016 survey measures and compares the volumes and cost levels of IT at various organisational levels in European Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

BencHEIT is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European Higher Education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Join the survey now

The next round of BenchHEIT BM2016 has already started. Please, find video instructions on how to sign up and an introduction to the survey itself here. The survey form is in Excel and you are requested to finish the data collection until 3rd of May 2017.  For a first-timer it takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Please, register by clicking on the blue button below, and fill in the information required in the e-mail. This way we can ensure we have the right contact information. Anyone is welcome to join, and participation is totally free of charge.

Register here for the survey

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2017 and the results will be presented at the EUNIS 2017 Annual Congress in Munster 7- 9th of June 2017. There will be also a whole day workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal on 13th of December 2017.

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Feel free to contact the project group if you have any questions:

European Student Card Conference 2017, 6th of June 2017, Münster, Germany

EUNIS Pre-Congress workshop: European Student Card Conference 2017

6th of June 2017, Münster, Germany

The EUNIS Student Card Task Force invites to the European Student Card Conference 2017 as a pre-Congress workshop on 6th June 2017 at the University of Münster, Germany.

Discover the vision, potential and practical implementation of a European student identity card at an international conference in the framework of the EU project “European Student Card” (ESC). The pre-conference workshop presents the current state in the technical development of a European student ID card that could give access to services as diverse as library use, student restaurants, copy machines, or local transportation – one card for different services and all this with cross-border functionality. Additionally to the comprehensive presentation of the idea of a European Student Card, the workshop focuses on the opportunities in Student Services, and looks at the challenges which might come along with its implementation. You will get an overview about the current state of development, the progress of the EU-project and you will have the possibility to see the first prototype of a European Student Card. A practical part of the workshop allows for the verification of technical requirements.

This pre-conference workshop is aimed at IT specialist and leaders in higher education who are interested in the digital future of student cards, and is particularly useful for directors of IT services or student services in European institutions of higher education.

The workshop will take place from 10:00 – 18:00. There is no cost to attend the event. More information and booking here.