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EUNIS and IMS Global Learning Consortium sign collaborative agreement

Leading organizations will work together to advance high-quality Information Technology infrastructures and promote teaching and learning excellence across Europe

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced today a mutual agreement with the EUNIS (European University Information Systems), the association of information technology services in European higher education and research.
Under this agreement, EUNIS and IMS will collaborate to promote the existence of high-quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe. EUNIS and IMS will bring together leaders from European universities and other organizations to explore new directions and contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research, and administration.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members. In addition, EUNIS and IMS will join efforts to disseminate standards, IT policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration, in accordance with European regulations and guidelines.
“EUNIS is delighted to extend the collaboration with IMS Global in order to drive forward together, the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology, to best support information technology in higher education,” said Raimund Vogl, EUNIS President.
“As evidenced by growing IMS membership and strong leadership in IMS activities from European institutions and educational technology suppliers, the edtech community in Europe is instrumental in supporting the evolution and adoption of open standards,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We believe this collaboration will result in better engagement and information sharing between IMS and EUNIS members, and substantive progress advancing innovative teaching and learning solutions for institutions across Europe.”

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About IMS Global Learning Consortium:
IMS Global is a non-profit organization that advances technology to affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS Global members are leading suppliers, institutions, and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS Global sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.

About EUNIS:
EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a non-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 entities responsible for information systems in higher education (universities, research institutes, education-oriented organizations) within Europe. With special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on top issues of the higher education IT community (e.g. teaching and learning, information security, benchmarking, student mobility), EUNIS has an excellent platform to launch initiatives and activities for knowledge exchange, cooperation and sharing of best practices, helping to transform the topical areas. The implementation of standards and guidelines is also among the priorities to EUNIS. For more information visit: www.eunis.org

EUNIS at euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting

Prof. Tomasz Szmuc, the Vice-President of EUNIS, has represented the organisation at the euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting entitled Research Information Management: from an Institutional to a National Level Implementation, held on 26-28 November in Warsaw.

The recent OCLC/euroCRIS RIM survey has shown how institutional implementations of research information management strategies tend to be much more dynamic and widespread than national or regional level ones. This is however not a case of either/or: national-level RIM infrastructure does frequently coexist and interoperate with institutional-level one. Using the Polish case study as a starting point, where a national CRIS is currently being built that will need to interoperate with a pre-existing range of institutional systems, this event will look into various approaches to the national vs institutional configuration in Europe and beyond.

Read more about this event here.

Save the date: 5 – 7 June for the EUNIS 2019 Congress in Trondheim, Norway

Save the date: 5 – 7 June 2019 and join us at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway next year!

As always, the Congress presents an opportunity for sharing 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. Don’t miss it! You can already visit the EUNIS 2019 Congress website for more information.

Register for the EUNIS GDPR and Information Security workshop: 10-11 Dec 2018, Brunel University London

EUNIS are pleased to invite you to the GDPR and Information Security workshop at Brunel University, London, on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Audience will be around 50 European CIOs, CISO’s and policy makers.

The workshop will, on the first day, provide insights in progress made since GDPR compliance became compulsory in May 2018. Legal, technological and organisational perspectives at institutional, national and international level will be discussed, including vendor and procurement issues.

On the second day the focus will be on challenges and practices of Information Security for HEIs. The impact of ever-increasing importance of ensuring security, the organisational and technological challenges and developments will be addressed. Speakers will highlight and share the challenges and solutions found locally, nationally and internationally.

Expertise and experience will be shared between universities and national organisations in European countries such as the UK, Germany and Norway and we shall include the perspective of a solution vendor on providing GDPR services and tools. The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for networking and getting inspiration by sharing good practices and discuss future plans.

More information, registration and the programme is available at the event website.

Register for the annual BencHEIT workshop: 27th Nov, U. of Zurich, Switzerland

We are pleased to invite you to the seventh annual EUNIS BencHEIT benchmarking workshop. This year, the workshop will be held on Tue 27th November at the University of Zurich. On Mon 26th November we will have a pre-workshop day with sightseeing tour and a get-together dinner at the restaurant in the city centre of Zurich.

The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects.

Read more information and register till 12th of November 2018 here.