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2018 elections: call for candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

EUNIS 2018 General Assembly will be held on 7th of June (Thursday) 2018 during the EUNIS Congress in Paris. All official representatives of EUNIS Members 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.

The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee, take part in the voting and elections to the Board.

In June 2018 the 3-year service of four Board Members will come to the end:
  • Mr. Raimund Vogl, University of Münster, Germany (the President of EUNIS)
  • Mr. Tomasz SzmucAGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (the Vice-President of EUNIS)
  • Mr. Bas Cordewener, Jisc, UK (Board member)
  • Mr. Mikael Berglund, Umeå University, Sweden (Board member)

Mr. Vogl, Mr. Szmuc and Mr. Cordewener are candidates to their re-election. The biographies of all Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

All the above have the opportunity to be re-elected, but we are actively soliciting new candidatures to the EUNIS Board among the regular members – especially since one current board member is not running for re-election. If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act in the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Tuesday 22nd of May 2018 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary: jfdesnos@orange.fr.

EUNIS 2018 Congress – meet the keynote speakers

EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 in Paris, France. Meet the keynote speakers:

  • Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory adviser at Janet (UK)
  • Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Professor of Computer Science at Sorbonne University (France)
  • Dragan Gašević, Professor at the Faculty of Education, Monash University (Australia)
  • Dr. Serge Goldstein, Associate CIO for Academic Technology Services, Princeton University OIT (US)
  • Catherine Mongenet, Professor in Computer Science, Director FUN-MOOC, the French National MOOC organization (France)
  • Professor Eunice Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • Ed Simons, Radboud University, the President of euroCRIS (the Netherlands)
  • Nicole Engelbert, Vice President, Higher Education Development at Oracle
  • Nicolaas Matthijs, Product Manager for Ally at Blackboard
  • Bernard Ourghanlian, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for Microsoft France
  • Peter Szegedi, Senior Cloud Services Manager, GÉANT

Read more here and register at the Congress website.

Don’t miss the pre-Congress workshops and seminars that are held on 5th of June: 

  • Designing learning experiences in a digital age
  • Student Mobility for the digital age

Read more and book your place here.

Early bird registration for the EUNIS Congress ends today!

A reminder that the early bird registration for the EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress ends on 30th of April 2018. Register early and save €100. To book your place please go to the Congress website.

  • Early Bird (by April 30, 2018), EUNIS Member: €450,  EUNIS non-Member: €550
  • Standard  EUNIS Member: €550, EUNIS non-Member: €650
  • Late registration (after May 31, 2018): €700
  • Additional Social Events ticket for June 5-7, 2018: €100

The Congress will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 in Paris, France. Read more here. Don’t miss the pre-congress workshops and seminars that are held on 5th of June:

  • Designing learning experiences in a digital age
  • Student Mobility for the digital age
Read more and book your place here.

EUNIS InfoSec Task Force launch

EUNIS InfoSec Task Force launch

A new Task Force on Information Security and Data Protection (InfoSec) was launched by the EUNIS Board in June 2017. New members are welcome to participate in the InfoSec TF. Please, contact the TF leader Anne Hintzell (anne.hintzell@helsinki.fi) and you will be added to the TF mailing list.

The Task Force aims to present a forum for information security professionals as well as data protection experts in order to build a strong network.

The objectives of the InfoSec Task Force are to:

  • discuss the higher education information security and privacy challenges and present and share ways of solving those challenges
  • share knowledge on topical information security threats, countermeasures as well as technical solutions
  • support GDPR implementation on the information security side
  • follow up on the threat landscape as well as the development of new privacy legislation
  • build a network of higher education information security and Data Protection professionals

As a start of the InfoSec TF a workshop on Data Protection and IT security was organized in Berlin, in April 2017. The next workshop will be arranged on 12th of December 2017 in Lisbon. This workshop will continue the theme of GDPR in higher education and practical measures for implementation.

More information on the InfoSec Task Force can be found here.

Special offer for EUNIS members!

Benefit from a €140 reduction to the registration rate for the OEB 2017 on 6-8 Dec 2017, Berlin. OEB is the world’s leading conference on technology supported learning and training. Every year, it attracts more than 2,200 educators, learning and development professionals, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and investors from over 100 countries and a wide variety of sectors.

With a focus on this year’s theme “Learning Uncertainty” OEB 2017 is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. It is about how transformative education, training and learning can equip businesses, organisations and individuals with the skills to survive and prosper in our age of acceleration. An overview of the event can be found here.

Please, contact thierry.koscielniak@parisdescartes.fr for more information, if you want to benefit from the fee reduction for the EUNIS members.