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EUNIS and GÉANT sign Memorandum of Understanding on joint cooperation

EUNIS and GÉANT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly support the dissemination of standards, IT policies and best practices for the use of information technology in education and research.

Dr Raimund Vogl, the President of EUNIS (European University Information Systems) and Erik Huizer, the CEO of GÉANT, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference in Lisbon. The Memorandum results from synergies in the activities of both organisations, which will continue co-operation on the common goals. The objectives include the dissemination and promotion of high quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe, as well as contribution to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research and administration.

“I am looking forward to a wealth of joint activities with GÉANT to share best practices and to work together on projects and research for information systems in higher education. Renewing our long-standing cooperation dating back more than a decade with this MoU will be a very positive signal to our respective communities!” – states Raimund Vogl.

“The GÉANT community is delighted to extend its collaboration with EUNIS, together continuing to drive forward information technology in higher education, to best support Europe’s students and scientific future”, adds Erik Huizer.

Both EUNIS and GÉANT aim to bring together the leadership of research and education institutions, information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research and education networks (NRENs), from European universities and other organisations to explore new directions in information technology for education.

GÉANT is Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. The organisation develops, delivers and promotes advanced network and associated e-infrastructure services, and supports innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst its members, partners and the wider research and education networking community. For more information visit www.geant.org

 

Call for the EUNIS Rectors’ Conference organisation: we are still looking forward to your proposals!

A reminder that the EUNIS Board of Directors has opened a call for the organisation of the:

  • next Rectors’ Conferences for the years 2020 and 2022. More information on the submissions and the bidding process is available here. Deadline: 15th of October 2018
  • next Congresses for the years 2021 – 2023. More information on the submissions and the bidding process is available here. Deadline: 31st of December 2018

If your institution is interested in hosting the following years EUNIS events, please do not hesitate to send your bid to: info@eunis.org.

The preparations are ongoing for the next EUNIS 2019 Congress (5-8 June, 2019) in Trondheim, Norway and you can already find some information on the official website of the event.

Live streaming available now!

Join our EUNIS Learning Analytics event (11-12 October 2018, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland) online now. The live streaming is available under this link: https://connect.funet.fi/aalto_eunis2018

The event focus on effective use of learning analytics can deliver benefits for students, staff and institutions. The workshop explores how we can make use of data and analytics to improve learning. We will look at examples and lessons learned from across Europe ranging from helping teachers designing better learning activities to helping students monitor their own performance. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • ethical and legal issues
  • data informed curriculum design
  • the student perspective
  • designing dashboards
  • … and much more

Read more here.

Entrust Datacard Webinar, October 8th

Get Ready for Gen Z: The Future of ID Issuance

Entrust Datacard in co-operation with the European Campus Card Association (ECCA) will host a webinar on 8th of October at 15.00 (GMT+2).

The webinar, which will focus on preparing a route map for The Future Needs and Requirements of your Campus ID Issuance, will include the following topics:

  • Adapting for the current and future requirements of Colleges and Universities to the issuance and use of the Campus ID.
  • Gaining an insight into the requirements and technologies that enables the production of a secure Campus ID, which is suitable for cashless payments, library requirements, door access, time & attendance, transportation, discounts
  • Exploring the available option to upgrade your existing systems to support the needs and requirements of today’s campus card and on-line registration issuance.
  • Benefits of customising the Campus ID Card to help personalise the student experience by providing options for social & cultural and sports requirement, branding, mobile on-line registration and secure identify.
  • Student mobile registration and card issuance solutions that provides the flexibility needed to adapt to new demands and offer easy upgrade options allowing colleges and universities to issue the student identity of the future.

Read more here.

EUNIS upcoming events

Meet the upcoming EUNIS events. Save the date or already register for:

  • Learning Analytics event, 11-12th Oct 2018, Helsinki, Finland. Read more and register here.
  • Annual BencHEIT workshop, 27th Nov 2018, Zürich, Switzerland. Save the date!
  • Information Security workshop, 10-11th Dec 2018, London, UK. Save the date!
  • EUNIS 2019 Annual Congress, 5-7 June 2019, Trondheim, Norway. Read more here.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!