Join EUNIS & GÉANT GDPR online workshop: 1 April

EUNIS & GÉANT invites you to the GDPR online workshop on 1 April at 10.00 a.m. CET.

This two-hour event will address how GDPR regulations (Schrem-2) change and impact cloud services delivery and security. The focus of the workshop will be on practical approaches, tools and policies to deal with legislative and security aspects concerning cloud service delivery.

The introductory address will be given by Magdalena Rzaca (GÉANT GDPR specialist). You will also hear about various tools and aspects to assess and manage Cloud & Security risks from Slavko Gajin (AMRES, GÉANT Cloud Team), Garvan McFeeley (HEAnet, GÉANT Cloud Team), Christian Fötinger (HS Augsburg) and Denise Dittrich (RTHW Aachen, EUNIS Cloud SIG Lead).

CIO’s, security officers, cloud specialists, and those involved in legislative policy and compliance as well as security risk management.

Register here.

EUNIS EA and BI SIGs spring seminar: 27-28 April, Tampere Univ., Finland

EUNIS Business Intelligence SIG and Enterprise Architecture SIG invites you to take part in a joint spring seminar on Modeling for strategic decision making: explore how to combine enterprise architecture (EA) and business intelligence (BI) to improve strategic decision making in higher education institutions (HEI).

The goal of the seminar is to explore how to model for strategic decision making through mapping and visualization of capabilities. We are using a higher education capability framework based on a standardized capability maturity model called HERM (Higher Education Reference Model). It is based on the work of CAUDIT, UCISA, EDUCAUSE and EUNIS. At the seminar you will learn how to identify the link between the strategy and the capabilities of the HEI. In the seminar you will learn how to identify the link between the strategy and the capabilities of the HEI. You will learn how to use the HERM-model as a tool to analyze the strategy from a standardized, structured and holistic viewpoint.

The two-day seminar consists of a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions where you will learn about the capability model itself and how to apply it in your HEI. You will learn how to sketch your strategy or project portfolio using a canvas where you map these to the capability model. The outcome after these two days is a set of skills and insights which you may use in your HEI to strengthen strategic decision making.

There will be time to network with participants in a joint dinner organized for the seminar in Day 1.

Who should participate:

Members of EA SIG and BI SIG. There is no cost to attend the event but places are limited to 30 people and priority will be given to EUNIS member institutions and EA and BI SIGs members. We will apply a first come, first served policy.


Bring your strategy, road map or project portfolio, system landscape or something similar. You may bring all of these or some of them, as you will be using them in the workshops.

Where: Tampere University, Finland.

The seminar will primarily be organized physically. If changes in travel restrictions occur we will consider how to accommodate it digitally. This will be decided by the 10th of April the latest.

When: 27-28 April 2022.

We will start at 9 .00 in the morning, so plan your coming to Tampere on the 26th of April.


Book your place HERE.

Once you register you will receive more detailed information on agenda, travel details, food restrictions etc.

EUNIS InfoSec online workshop on vulnerability testing: 25 February

The InfoSec SIG invites EUNIS community members to an online workshop on vulnerability testing. It will be held on 25 February at 10.00 a.m. CET.

The principles and methods of vulnerability testing will be introduced and experiences shared. Challenges and benefits will presented on the basis of a recent Vulnerability Test, conducted at Oslo University in 2021.

Read more detailed programme here.

Register here.

Target audience: CIO’s, security officers and managers who are interested in pro-active approaches to keep your organisation’s IT systems safe.

EUNIS and UCISA sign collaborative agreement

EUNIS and UCISA are delighted to announce that they have signed a mutually beneficial collaborative agreement, recognising that their goals and objectives are complementary.

Under this agreement both organisations will:

  • promote the existence of high-quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe;
  • bring together organisation leaders, information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research networks, and libraries and media centre managers from European universities and other organisations to explore new directions in information technology for education, research and administration;
  • contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research and administration.

EUNIS and UCISA will work together through their respective special interest groups, communities of practice and task forces to collaborate on projects, studies and events of mutual interest. Both organisations will join efforts to disseminate standards, IT policies and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research and administration, in accordance with relevant regulations and guidelines.

Speaking of the initiative, UCISA CEO, Deborah Green commented: “Collaboration to connect our members and stakeholders is at the very heart of everything UCISA does and EUNIS shares this commitment. It is our joint hope that this collaboration will open up many more opportunities for our combined membership to network and share best practice.”

EUNIS President, Raimund Vogl said:EUNIS and UCISA have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years. Formalising our partnership now is one way to show that our associations are about communities not borders and that  together they  provide  a gateway to collaboration between higher education institutions in Europe and the UK.”

About UCISA:

UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) is the member- led professional body for IT and digital practitioners in the UK education sector: leading digital value in the sector. n. Open and inclusive, UCISA connects its communities of practice and key stakeholders, working together to share their collective technical knowledge and digital expertise to help transform teaching, learning and research by enabling operational efficiency and an excellent student experience.

UCISA also works closely with technology and digital service suppliers to the sector – helping them better understand the sector’s requirements so that they can deliver the solutions needed within member institutions. Ucisa supports its community by running a wide range of events and conferences, backed up with surveys, reports and best practice toolkits that help members better meet the ever-increasing digital demands of education in the UK.

UCISA is a registered Charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England. For more information visit:

About EUNIS:

EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a not-for-profit statutory association 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) and task force, 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:

Call for papers for the #EUNIS22 Congress: deadline extended till 21 February!!

Due to many requests we have received from the EUNIS community we decided to extend the call for papers for the #EUNIS22 Congress till the 21st of February!

Submissions (4 to 10 pages papers) are requested to be uploaded to the #EUNIS22 Congress Easy Chair system for reviewing.

Proposals are invited under the following main tracks:

  • Leadership & Management,
  • ICT Infrastructure & Security,
  • Teaching & Learning.

Accepted papers will be proposed for an oral presentation during the Congress, and will later appear in the European Journal of Higher Education IT (EJHEIT) 2022. Beyond this first selection, the Scientific Committee will choose papers among accepted submissions for one or more of the following purposes:

  •         Nomination for the Elite award
  •         Nomination for the Dørup award
  •         Transmission to the Vietsch Foundation for a funding
  •         Publication in the open access EPiC Series in Computing, indexed by Scopus (see for 2021).

Read more here.

The Congress will be held on 1 – 3 June 2022 hosted by the University of Göttingen, Germany. The event is currently planned as an on-site meeting, however the Organising Committee takes into account the digital format depending on the pandemic situation.

Get inspired by having a look at the #EUNIS21 Congress Proceedings. Moreover, you may still reach the recordings from the Congress sessions within its programme.