Category : Partners

EUNIS membership renewal for 2019/2020

Welcome to a new year of EUNIS membership!

As a not-for-profit organisation we consider it highly important that Higher Education Institutions take advantage of the opportunities to share ideas and good practices to help us operate efficiently.

With this in mind EUNIS will be organising more special interest events this year that are led by our Special Interests Groups and Task Force Leaders. As a EUNIS member you have a priority for attendance and, if possible, you can attend them free of charge. Read more on the upcoming EUNIS Congress, Rectors’ Conference, targeted workshops and EUNIS Partner organisations’ events here.

We have also intensified our collaboration with other organisations such as GÉANTECCAVietsch FoundationeuroCRISIMS GlobalMLA and EDUCAUSE to help EUNIS members benefit from the worldwide HE IT deployments.

We appreciate your continued commitment to encouraging exchange, cooperation and debate between those responsible for information systems in higher education or research institutes and look forward to keeping you posted on new developments in this field!

Read more on the benefits of EUNIS membership here and watch the promo video! If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, fix it now! See here on how to apply.

(Re-)join us!

If your institution is/was a EUNIS member and you haven’t received the membership invoice for the current academic year, please send an email to treasurer@eunis.org or if you need to update your contact info, use the form here.

EUNIS welcomes new corporate members as well as the ones which continue their membership. Read on the benefits EUNIS offers here and don’t hesitate to meet the new corporate levels for this academic year here.

We are looking forward to joining our efforts and to make our best for the Higher Education IT community!

EUNIS and Media & Learning Association sign collaborative agreement

EUNIS and the MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION have found their goals and objectives complementary, hence a mutually beneficial collaborative agreement was signed.

Under this agreement both organisations will:

• promote the existence of high quality infrastructures and services to support activities of education and research institutions in Europe;
• explore new directions in information technology and digital media for education, research and administration by bringing together information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research networks, libraries and media centres managers from European universities and other organisations;
• contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology and use of digital media for education and research.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members and will join efforts to disseminate standards, policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration.

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About MLA:

The MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION is an international, not-for-profit association with headquarters in Belgium. The Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. For more information visit: https://association.media-and-learning.eu

About EUNIS:

EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a not-for-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 higher education institutions (universities, research institutes, education-oriented organisations) within Europe. With special interest groups (SIGs) , focused on top issues of the higher education IT community, EUNIS promotes knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices, helping to transform the topical areas. For more information visit: https://www.eunis.org/

Upcoming events: save the date or register now!

Warm welcome after summer break! Save the date or register now for the upcoming events, which EUNIS or its Partners & Members have already planned for this academic year:

  • 16 September: at 11am (UTC time) the on-line meeting of the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group will be held. If you want to join the meeting and the group, please send the e-mail to: esa.suominen@eunis.org.
  • 10-11 October: IMS Europe Summit 2019 is held in Barcelona, Spain. Read more information here.
  • 14-17 October: EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, US. Read more here.
  • 4 – 5 November: GÉANT will host in Budapest, Hungary a workshop on educational technologies. Read more and book your place here.
  • 5-6 November: Jisc annual security conference will be held in Newcastle, UK. Read more here.
  • 21 November: EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force annual workshop will take place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. More details soon.
  • 27-28 January: GDPR and Information Security workshop is being planned in Malaga, Spain, by the EUNIS InfoSec Special Interest Group.
  • 3-4 February: EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group seminar Make data smart – a road map to the next level is planned in Ghent, Belgium.
  • 11 February: “What’s Next… Higher Education” conference is taking place in Amsterdam during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration.
  • 22-24 April: EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020, Malaga, Spain.
  • 10-12 June: EUNIS 2020 Annual Congress will be held at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

University of Zurich Kickstarting Innovation: submit your application

The University of Zürich is supporting Kickstart 19 EdTech Startups – Open Innovation Programme and invites EUNIS members with EdTech startups to submit applications.

Kickstart bridges the gap between startups, corporations, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate technological innovation that has the potential to transform humanity’s biggest challenges into solvable problems.

Find out more on the Kickstart website.

Welcome to the new EUNIS members

EUNIS has welcomed a number of renowned European universities as new institutional members this academic year. Here is a selection of them:

  • University College London, represented by Samantha Ahern (Digital Education). UCL is a member of LERU (League of European Research Universities) and has been collaborating with a number of EUNIS members in the field of learning design for some time. Clive, Natasa and Sam presented the ABC learning design method to us at EUNIS18 in Paris. ABC is now available in many European languages – have you tried it yet?
  • Stockholm School of Economics, represented by Michael Eklund  (ITS). SSE is one of Europe’s leading business schools. Operating in Riga, Helsinki and worldwide, SSE is a truly international organisation.
  • The University of Ghent, represented by Danny Schellemans (ICT Services). U. of Ghent is one of Belgium’s leading universities and also has a campus in South Korea. The University is particularly active in our Business Intelligence SIG and we look forward to hearing more about their work in this area at EUNIS19.

By joining EUNIS you will:

  • Share experience with European scholars in a University perspective.
  • Establish relationships with organizations leading information systems development in higher education and in research institutes in each country as well as at a European and international level.
  • Keep up to date with major projects in information systems in higher education or research institutions/organisations within Europe by participating in topical Task Forces and Special Interest Groups.
  • Enjoy discounts for the EUNIS Congress and possibility to attend other EUNIS events with no fee.

Read more on how to apply here.