Rules for submission
All regular Members of EUNIS are eligible to compete for the Elite Award for Excellence, including institutions in national organizations in membership of EUNIS. Only one entry per institution will be accepted.
Entries can include in-house developments, collaborative developments, open source, commercial or cloud solutions. There must be clear evidence of original and imaginative use of the technology by the institution making the submission. A member of the winning team must register to attend the Congress to present their work.
The submission document for the Elite Award should describe:
- The goals of the project
- The environment in which the project takes place, including technical, administrative and financial constraints
- The results of the project and its impact on the institution
- The state of development of the project
- Any planned further developments
- The applicability of the project to other institutions
A brief summary of the project is also required.
A full paper submission for the EUNIS Congress (within the call for papers) is requested. A panel of senior reviewers is appointed by the president of EUNIS. The appointments will avoid any conflict of interest. This Elite Award jury panel will choose a winner among the candidate papers for the Elite Award, submitted through the regular EUNIS congress reviewing process.
The EUNIS board members cannot enter the Elite Award. The winner(s) of an Elite Award in the last three years cannot submit a further entry for the Elite Award.
The winner(s) will receive a certificate and will be invited to present at the Congress.The winner(s) may also be featured in other publicity and/or events.
2021 – Progress on Digitization of Higher Education Processes towards Standards EU & DE: Status and future Perspectives, by Guido Bacharach, Matthias Gottlieb, Jan Joost Norder, Hans Pongratz, Ramona-Denisa Steiper, Wolfgang Radenbach, Hermann Strack and Arn Waßmann.
2020 – no award
2019 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is the paper: Implementing an Opensource Higher Education and Research ERP at the scale of a country or State. Case Study : The Malian Higher Education Information System, by Jean Marc Coris, Stuart Mclellan from Cocktail Office and RENATER (French NREN), France.
2018 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is the paper: POL-on: The Information System of Science and Higher Education in Poland, by Marek Michajłowicz, Marta Niemczyk, Jarosław Protasiewicz, Karolina Mroczkowska from National Information Processing Institute, Poland.
2017 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was the paper: DABAR – the national infrastructure for digital repositories, by Draženko Celjak, Zoran Bekić, Marko Cundeković, Ljiljana Jertec, Miroslav Milinović and Alen Zubić from SRCE – University of Zagreb.
2016 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was the paper: Interoperability between Information Systems of Portuguese Higher Education Institutions, by Lígia M. Ribeiro (Universidade do Porto), Rui H. Pereira (Instituto Politécnico do Porto), Osvaldo Pacheco (Universidade de Aveiro), Mário Bernardes (Universidade de Coimbra), Ricardo T. Martins (Universidade de Aveiro).
2015 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner was: University of Münster and University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), “sciebo — the Campus cloud for NRW” by Raimund Vogl et al.
2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is: Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Project, by Mark Stubbs
2013: University of Porto and FCCN Portugal
2012 : Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)
2011: AlmaLaurea Interuniversity Consortium (Italy)
2008 to 2010: no award
2007: MUCI Consortium (Poland)
2006: Universitat Jaume I Castello (Spain)
2005: Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic)
2004: University of Manchester (UK)
2003: Technische Universität Graz (Austria)
2002: London School of Economics (UK)
2001: Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and University of Porto (Portugal)
2000: no award
1999: Oxford Brookes University (UK)