Category : Partners

GDN Annual Meeting: call for presentations

The Eighth Annual Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) Meeting will be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, from 24 to 26 April 2019.

EUNIS is the signatory of the Groningen Declaration and invites you, on behalf of the GD Network’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee, to submit a presentation for consideration for the 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda. The overall theme of the 2019 annual meeting is Creating the New World for Academic and Professional Mobility.

Presenting at the 2019 GDN Annual Meeting offers a valuable opportunity to connect directly with colleagues in the digital learners data ecosystem.

Read more information here.

Atempo – warm welcome to the new Corporate member of EUNIS!

We are happy to welcome Atempo among EUNIS corporate members!

Atempo is a leading independent European-based software vendor with an established global presence providing solutions to protect, store, move and recover all mission-critical data sets for thousands of companies worldwide.

Atempo’s flagship data protection technology addresses the needs of very large storages with millions of files and petabyte-scale unstructured data volumes using a highly efficient backup approach. In addition to large storage backup and disaster recovery, the same technology also delivers fast and reliable file migration and sync between different storages.

Atempo also edits and commercializes a continuous data protection solution for workstations, file servers and laptops, a range of all-in-one backup appliances particularly suited for remote-site environments, and powerful backup and data preservation solutions for virtual and physical servers, and applications.

Atempo is headquartered in Paris and is present in Europe, the US and Asia with a partner network in excess of 100 partners, integrators and managed service providers.

For more information visit  www.atempo.com

Submit now your proposal to TNC19: the deadline is 30 Nov

A reminder to submit your proposal to TNC19. The deadline is 30 Nov.

TNC19 will be held on 16-20 June 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia, organised by GÉANT and hosted by the Estonian NREN.

TNC is the place where GÉANT community gathers to shape the future of research and education forging the society of the future with digital ’fire’ and passion for innovation and progress.

You are invited to propose ideas for workshops, demonstrations, discussions, presentations and meetings about building a better internet for research and education. 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 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.