Category : Special Interest Group

MyAcademicID: 20-21 Nov, Berlin

EUNIS community is invited to meet the MyAcademicID project (MyAID), aiming at developing a European Student eID Scheme for Higher Education, that will be presented on 20-21 November in Berlin.

MyAID knits together the unique student identifier of the European Student Card project with secure authentication via the eduGAIN network. Linking local authentication with global access to services would allow students to smoothly navigate the digital world and safely and seamlessly authenticate their student status across borders and across institutions!

Attendees and speakers will include HEI leaders, EU decision-makers, student representatives and student unions, international relations officers, student service providers, and national and international experts in the field of digitalisation and IT.

Deadline for registrations is November 1, 2019. Places are limited, so register now to secure your spot!

More information on MyAcademicID can be found on the project’s website.

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 Enterprise Architecture SIG: news & activity

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group continues with organizing informative events and the next scheduled meeting will be held online on 16th of September 2019 at 11am UTC time. The invitation has been sent out to the EA mailing list (ea@eunis.org). If you have not joined yet that list please do so (email: esa.suominen@eunis.org).

We also plan to organize a f2f workshop in Thessaloniki the 21st of November. If we get enough attendance to our meeting we will be able to work on our chosen development items and heatmap template of the Canvas. Please be active to promote our common goals and participate in the development!

We also remind that the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture pre-Congress workshop outcome is documented at the EUNIS EA SIG’s Team Drive as well as the presentations.

Additionally we created a visualization of the manual post-it notes and mapped them to the UCISA model. We will call the outcome EUNIS HEI Capability Canvas (now in beta) to have a working name for our efforts. The map can be found here as a PowerBI web version that can be explored and sorted in many ways. Please note that the add-on from the workshop are only mapped and not validated. That work is still in due!

 

 

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.

Outputs from the EUNIS Student Mobility SIG workshop

We share the outputs from the EUNIS Student Mobility SIG pre-Congress workshop “Progress Made and Challenges to Beat” here.

The workshop featured a variety of initiatives and projects that aim to establish the optimal international exchange of study and student information. The speakers and delegates from HEIs shared their views and updates on challenges being met.

The workshop objectives were:
– to inform participants about the status and results of the various projects
– to clarify how HEI’s can engage and benefit from the available infrastructure and tools
– to better understand and promote the benefits of standardisation and digitisation
– to discuss technical and organisational challenges.

Learn more about the EUNIS Student Mobility Special Interest Group here.