Business Intelligence (BI)


The overall goals of the Business Intelligence group at EUNIS are to promote the creation of a European online platform to exchange and share knowledge and experiences on BI in HE institutions. For instance, this “HE-BI Knowledge Base” might help to disseminate experiences with BI adoption and management, success factors, technical infrastructures or software tools. Furthermore, it might deliver a cooperation environment for the development of innovative applications, e.g. predictive analytics or decision support, across all HE subject categories. However, the BI group will not itself fill in the contents, in fact, it defines its responsibility only in developing and facilitating an online platform for the exchange of experiences in the sense of traditional knowledge management systems.

Business Intelligence (BI) SIG pre-Congress workshop: 4 June 2019, Trondheim

The workshop Adding value to the University through BI and analytics aimed to gather all BI enthusiasts to meet up and share experiences related to BI and analytics in University governance and decision-making. The primary goal was to revitalize the Special Interest Group of BI in EUNIS, in order to strengthen the network and plan future joint activities for the BI SIG. We heard from some Universities and their experience with BI and the added value they have gained through their work with BI. An introduction of a maturity-assessment tool of BI maturity was given and shared with the participants, enabling the participants to conduct their own maturity-assessment. This highly interactive workshop gave the opportunity to share own experiences and learn from others what they consider to be best practice and next practice for BI and analytics. Read more here.

Recent activity

EUNIS Learning & Teaching and the BI group ran a workshop: The A-Z of Learning Analytics, Manchester, UK, 7th November 2017. Read more information here.

BI Maturity Survey

As a starting point for further services, the core team initiated the first BI project to survey the occurrence and maturity of BI applications across European HEIs. To summarize, it aims for a continuously updated collection of maturity information, enabling participants to perform a self-assessment and benchmark of its BI maturity level against other HEI, both actually and over time. Of course, the results are to be organized, processed and presented by typical BI technologies. The survey was carried out in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and the UK in 2013. The results of the survey were presented at the BI Working Group Conference held on 6-7 March 2014 in Paris organized together with AMUE, CINECA and SIGMA. The following EUNIS BI workshop on Institutional Intelligence in Universities was held at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, on May 20th 2015. More information here

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