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EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Group entry VC: 15 March, 12.30 (UTC+2)

Enterprise Architecture discipline is soon a Special Interest Group under the wings of EUNIS. We will have an entry session on the 15 March 2019 at 12.30 (UTC+2:00) by Skype for interested persons to join likeminded and build an agenda for the EUNIS seminar 2019 in Trondheim.
We plan to host a ½ day workshop around this discipline and share our best in site on what is happening in the Higher Education sector.

 Join us and be part of creating an impact by modeling reality in a modern way!

If you are interested in participating in entry session, please e-mail to: esa.suominen@eunis.org or patrik.maltusch@eunis.org to get the VC link. You can already find more information on the EA SIG web here.

EUNIS 2019 Congress: call for papers extended till 3 March

Due to frequent requests from the EUNIS community the call for papers for the EUNIS 2019 Congress has been extended till March 3, 2019. We are still looking forward to your submissions! The papers are invited under one of the six tracks below:
•    Leadership & Management
•    ICT Infrastructure & Security
•    Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
•    Software Development
•    OpenX & Interoperability
•    ICT in Research

Please, note you may also apply for the Congress awards:

in that case a full paper must be submitted. Read more information on the call for papers and the awards here. You may also put forward your project (if applicable) for consideration of Vietsch Foundation funding. Read more on the eligibility criteria for project funding here.
A reminder that the registration for the EUNIS 2019 Congress is already open. Register early and save 100! Read more here.

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 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

 

The new EUNIS logo!

EUNIS was celebrating its 25th anniversary at the 2018 Annual Congress in Paris. That’s a proper time for making summaries and outlining plans for the future. To mark this special moment EUNIS decided to adopt a new logo. Its concept has been accepted at the EUNIS General Assembly in Paris, and we are happy to share it with you now!

It is based on the isotype inspired by the map of Europe resembling connections between universities and HE institutions which EUNIS aims to enhance.

We would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to SIGMA  Gestion Universitaria, a long-time EUNIS member from Spain, for its invaluable support in designing the logo.