But this is only one item on the seminar’s agenda: In an opening presentation, Adrian Veale of the European Commission will tackle the difficult question which language – or languages – Europe’s new global outreach strategy (“Europe in the world”) should use to attract the world’s young talents to our continent’s universities and colleges.
During the upcoming EDUCAUSE annual conference in Orlando, Florida; Johan Bergström and Michele Mennielli will speak about the ERAI project and exchange ideas with the session participants on how this project could evolve. If you are planning to be in Orlando for the conference, please make sure you stop by and take the opportunity to discuss this with us. The session will be held in meeting room W207C, Tuesday Sep 3oth @11:40.
EUNIS 2015 Congress website already running…
As announced at the presentation at the EUNIS 2014 Gala Dinner the website for EUNIS 2015 has been launched! It is available from the main page and can be accessed through the Events tab. The website has some basic information at the moment and will be updated regularly over the next few months, as things change we will announce it on the various EUNIS social media channels.
Chair of the Organising Committee
The Awards ceremony was held during the Gala Dinner at EUNIS 2014 Congress in Umea:
2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is:
Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Project, by Mark Stubbs
Among the nominated papers there were:
- University of Southern Denmark (Denmark): Evaluation of Digital Assessment, by Kurt Gammelgaard Nielsen et al.
- Universitat Politécnica de València (Spain): Networked Teaching. Aligning University’s resources for creating e-learning solutions at Universitat
Politècnica de València, by Carlos Turró, Ignacio Despujol, Jaime Busquets.
- Graz University of Technology (Austria): One-Stop University Administration: An Information Architecture for Higher Education, by Josef Kolbitsch.
EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award is given for the outstanding and innovative application of information technology (IT) in an educational setting.
2014 Award winner is:
University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Mälardalen University (Sweden) for Technology in Real-Life Teaching of Distributed Software Development, by Ivana Bosnić, Mario Žagar and Ivica Crnković
The Best Paper Award is chosen by the program committee of the EUNIS Annual Congress. For 2014 the winner is:
Maximizing benefits of cloud computing by collaboration, by Wouter de Haan and Bert van Zomeren, SURF (The Netherlands)
EUNIS 2014 Congress, dedicated for IT-professionals, teachers and researchers with an interest on how IT can be utilized for education, research and administration, was held on 11th-13th of June in Umeå, Sweden.
The theme for the Congress was “Higher education in the digital era”. The programme was divided into distinct tracks:
- supporting teaching and learning;
- university management – BI;
- the CIO and IT management;
- software development;
- university cooperation;
Among the internationally renowned speakers that have contributed at the event there were: Gerry Pennell (CIO Manchester University), Michiel Boreel (CTO Sogeti) and Eden Dahlstrom (Director of Research at Educause). As always, a large part of the programme was composed of contributions from the attendees themselves. In total over 100 speakers have presented their insights and experiences. There were over 250 participants attending the Congress and it was rated very high in the Congress survey:)
Congress presentations and the papers will be available at the EUNIS website soon.
Thus, we are looking forward to see you at the 21st annual EUNIS 2015 Congress, which will be held on 10-12th of June 2015 by Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland).