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MyAcademicID: 20-21 Nov, Berlin

EUNIS community is invited to meet the MyAcademicID project (MyAID), aiming at developing a European Student eID Scheme for Higher Education, that will be presented on 20-21 November in Berlin.

MyAID knits together the unique student identifier of the European Student Card project with secure authentication via the eduGAIN network. Linking local authentication with global access to services would allow students to smoothly navigate the digital world and safely and seamlessly authenticate their student status across borders and across institutions!

Attendees and speakers will include HEI leaders, EU decision-makers, student representatives and student unions, international relations officers, student service providers, and national and international experts in the field of digitalisation and IT.

Deadline for registrations is November 1, 2019. Places are limited, so register now to secure your spot!

More information on MyAcademicID can be found on the project’s website.

EUNIS membership renewal for 2019/2020

Welcome to a new year of EUNIS membership!

As a not-for-profit organisation we consider it highly important that Higher Education Institutions take advantage of the opportunities to share ideas and good practices to help us operate efficiently.

With this in mind EUNIS will be organising more special interest events this year that are led by our Special Interests Groups and Task Force Leaders. As a EUNIS member you have a priority for attendance and, if possible, you can attend them free of charge. Read more on the upcoming EUNIS Congress, Rectors’ Conference, targeted workshops and EUNIS Partner organisations’ events here.

We have also intensified our collaboration with other organisations such as GÉANTECCAVietsch FoundationeuroCRISIMS GlobalMLA and EDUCAUSE to help EUNIS members benefit from the worldwide HE IT deployments.

We appreciate your continued commitment to encouraging exchange, cooperation and debate between those responsible for information systems in higher education or research institutes and look forward to keeping you posted on new developments in this field!

Read more on the benefits of EUNIS membership here and watch the promo video! If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, fix it now! See here on how to apply.

(Re-)join us!

If your institution is/was a EUNIS member and you haven’t received the membership invoice for the current academic year, please send an email to treasurer@eunis.org or if you need to update your contact info, use the form here.

EUNIS welcomes new corporate members as well as the ones which continue their membership. Read on the benefits EUNIS offers here and don’t hesitate to meet the new corporate levels for this academic year here.

We are looking forward to joining our efforts and to make our best for the Higher Education IT community!

EUNIS and Media & Learning Association sign collaborative agreement

EUNIS and the MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION have found their goals and objectives complementary, hence a mutually beneficial collaborative agreement was signed.

Under this agreement both organisations will:

• promote the existence of high quality infrastructures and services to support activities of education and research institutions in Europe;
• explore new directions in information technology and digital media for education, research and administration by bringing together information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research networks, libraries and media centres managers from European universities and other organisations;
• contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology and use of digital media for education and research.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members and will join efforts to disseminate standards, policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration.

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About MLA:

The MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION is an international, not-for-profit association with headquarters in Belgium. The Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. For more information visit: https://association.media-and-learning.eu

About EUNIS:

EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a not-for-profit association statutory governed by the French law. The mission of EUNIS is to help member institutions develop their information technology (IT) landscape by sharing experiences and working together. EUNIS fosters exchanges, cooperation, and debates between the higher education institutions (universities, research institutes, education-oriented organisations) within Europe. With special interest groups (SIGs) , focused on top issues of the higher education IT community, EUNIS promotes knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices, helping to transform the topical areas. For more information visit: https://www.eunis.org/

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SIG: news & activity

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group continues with organizing informative events and the next scheduled meeting will be held online on 16th of September 2019 at 11am UTC time. The invitation has been sent out to the EA mailing list (ea@eunis.org). If you have not joined yet that list please do so (email: esa.suominen@eunis.org).

We also plan to organize a f2f workshop in Thessaloniki the 21st of November. If we get enough attendance to our meeting we will be able to work on our chosen development items and heatmap template of the Canvas. Please be active to promote our common goals and participate in the development!

We also remind that the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture pre-Congress workshop outcome is documented at the EUNIS EA SIG’s Team Drive as well as the presentations.

Additionally we created a visualization of the manual post-it notes and mapped them to the UCISA model. We will call the outcome EUNIS HEI Capability Canvas (now in beta) to have a working name for our efforts. The map can be found here as a PowerBI web version that can be explored and sorted in many ways. Please note that the add-on from the workshop are only mapped and not validated. That work is still in due!

 

 

Upcoming events: save the date or register now!

Warm welcome after summer break! Save the date or register now for the upcoming events, which EUNIS or its Partners & Members have already planned for this academic year:

  • 16 September: at 11am (UTC time) the on-line meeting of the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group will be held. If you want to join the meeting and the group, please send the e-mail to: esa.suominen@eunis.org.
  • 10-11 October: IMS Europe Summit 2019 is held in Barcelona, Spain. Read more information here.
  • 14-17 October: EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, US. Read more here.
  • 4 – 5 November: GÉANT will host in Budapest, Hungary a workshop on educational technologies. Read more and book your place here.
  • 5-6 November: Jisc annual security conference will be held in Newcastle, UK. Read more here.
  • 21 November: EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force annual workshop will take place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. More details soon.
  • 27-28 January: GDPR and Information Security workshop is being planned in Malaga, Spain, by the EUNIS InfoSec Special Interest Group.
  • 3-4 February: EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group seminar Make data smart – a road map to the next level is planned in Ghent, Belgium.
  • 11 February: “What’s Next… Higher Education” conference is taking place in Amsterdam during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration.
  • 22-24 April: EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020, Malaga, Spain.
  • 10-12 June: EUNIS 2020 Annual Congress will be held at the University of Helsinki, Finland.