ISE 2023 Education Technology Summit: 1 Feb, Barcelona

Once again we are partnering with Avixa to put on a fantastic programme of events at ISE in Barcelona (31 Jan – 3 Feb).

The main event is our Education Technology Summit on 1 February. Find out more about the programme here.

EUNIS members can attend for free (regular price €175). Email for your code to register for free (you will receive a pass that also gives access to the ISE exhibition and the co-located Internet of things exhibition).

The registration is open for the EUNIS Rectors’ Conference: 10-12 May, Bergen, Norway

We are delighted to invite Rectors and CIOs to attend the EUNIS 2023 Rectors’ Conference, which will be held on May 10-12 at the University of Bergen, Norway. The registration is now open!

This event brings together Rectors and CIOs with the aim of fostering strategic reflection on the main challenges of digital transformation.

The Conference programme will showcase many examples of digital transformation, and the speakers and panel discussions will reflect upon the main challenges and opportunities.

Read the preliminary programme and more information here.

The call for submissions for the #EUNIS23 Annual Congress is now open!

The call for papers for the #EUNIS23 Annual Congress is now open!

Submissions are invited by 21 February 2023 under the following tracks:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Information systems design, development and deployment
  • Learning, teaching and research.

Submissions should be uploaded to the #EUNIS23 Congress Easy Chair system for reviewing. Read more details here.  You may also apply for EUNIS Annual Congress Awards and publication in the EPiC Series in Computing (indexed by Scopus). Read more here.


Think Tank on the digital ecosystem for education

EUNIS and 1EdTech collaborated to organise a Think Tank on the digital ecosystem for education. We welcomed participants represented over 30 separate organisations including European University Alliances, NRENS, shared services and Europe-wide organisations representing students and quality assurance bodies.

The Think Tank represents the first step towards a consultation paper and action plan to ensure that the digital transformation of education aligns with European public values and delivers the lifelong learning that European nations and citizens need. Read our initial briefing and find out about next steps here.

Following our Think Tank in Brussels (more info here) members of the co-ordination group and SIGs participated in a series of workshops to validate and refine our findings in Berlin at the invitation of the European Digital Education Hub (EDEH).

There was considerable synergy with the original findings and our EUNIS/1EdTEch Think Tank group will join forces with an EDEH ‘Squad’ to publish some of the outcomes for wider consultation.

Outputs will include:

·         a vision statement
·         a set of interoperability principles for education – sector-wide
·         analysis of the challenges in a problem statement: Why is it necessary to collaborate, and what are the risks if we don’t?
·         a blueprint for an infrastructure
·         a framework for collaboration, to be able to collaborate in the current complex landscape with numerous, not always interconnected, parties.

We also reviewed a Proof of Concept of mapping the educational environment (organisations, projects, standards, etc) created by SURF. Your feedback on the approach is requested via:

Key updates will be published in this newsletter and you can also find related information in the EDEH community site.

Benchmarking BM2022 survey: join the webinar on 23 November!

We invite you to join the annual BM2022 survey on IT costs and volumes in HEd institutions. In order to that the EUNIS benchmarking Task Force organises an intoductory webinar on 23 November (at 13.00 -15.00 CET).

In this EUNIS benchmarking webinar we will:

  • Reveal preliminary schedule for BM2022 process
  • Give a short presentation about BM-survey and its process for those who haven’t done it previously
  • Have some suggestions for changes from previous rounds and would like to hear your comments on those
  • Tell how new analysis will improve flexibility of the use.

We would like to emphasize on discussions with you about the suggested changes and improvements. We are interested to hear what kind of changes and improvements you would like to have either for questionnaire or to analysis. Please contact us with your ideas:

Register here and we will send you a calendar invitation!