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Register now for the EUNIS Info Sec SIG workshop!

EUNIS Information Security Group (Info Sec) is pleased to invite you to the GDPR and Information Security workshop that is held at University of Malaga, Spain on 27-28 January 2020.
Expertise and experience will be shared between universities and national organisations in European countries such as Germany, Norway and Poland. The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for networking and getting inspiration by sharing good practices and discuss future plans. Read the preliminary agenda here. We invite CIOs, CISOs and policy makers.
Register here by 24th January 2020! Please, note the priority for registration is given to the EUNIS members.
If you have any questions, or want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please email us at: thorsten.kuefer@eunis.org.
Read more on the EUNIS InfoSec SIG activity here.

Call for abstracts for the EUNIS 2020 Congress is now open!

We are happy to announce that the EUNIS 2020 Congress call for abstracts is now open! Please find more information on submission process here.

Through the main theme of Opening Education for the Future, EUNIS 2020 will encompass the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Open Science and Open Data as well as future vision for higher education and research.

The Congress will be held on 10–12 June 2020 and the pre-Congress workshops organized by the EUNIS Task Force and Special Interest Groups are held the day before on 9 June.

For more information, please visit our website here.

EUNIS 2020 partnership opportunities are still available, and we are delighted to welcome you to co-create the best conference of 2020 in Helsinki with us! The details of the packages are available in our partnership brochure. Partnership opportunities are limited, thus do not hesitate to book them as soon as possible!

Save the date for the EUNIS Business Intelligence seminar: 3-4 February

EUNIS BI Special Interest Group invites you for seminar Make data smart – a road map to the next level that will be held the University of Ghent, Belgium. Read the preliminary agenda and save the date 3-4 February 2020. The registration will open soon!

The overall goal of the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group at EUNIS is to act as a network of practitioners and researchers within the field of BI and analytics in European universities and Higher Education Institutions.

The network aims to promote a cooperative knowledge sharing environment for the development of innovative applications (e.g. predictive analytics or decision support, across all HE subject categories), and the exchange of ideas and experiences on BI in HE institutions such as success factors, technology and software. Finally, there is an intention to foster future BI and analytics projects joining institutions across Europe. Read more on the BI SIG activity here.

 

In memory of Gregory Palmer

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear colleague and friend Gregory (Greg) Palmer passed away on November 12th, 2019, after a long illness. Greg was 69 years old.

He was the representative at EUNIS of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended several EUNIS events, the last one being the EUNIS Congress 2016 in Thessaloniki, where he gave a talk (photo).

Greg was a specialist of communications and networks technology. From 1996 to 1999, he held the role of Director of Campus Computing at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In 1999, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of MAGPI, (Metropolitan Area Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2), where he created a high- performance network for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, dedicated to the research and education communities.

As an example of cooperation, from 2001 to 2005, under the auspices of EUNIS, we carried out an innovative project (the EUMAX project) using the new high-performance networks. This involved students and faculty of the Wharton School (U. of Penn) and a MSc degree in Informatics (University of Grenoble) working together in an immersive multinational environment.

This past summer Greg stepped down from the University of Pennsylvania for health reasons.

We send our heart-felt condolences to his wife Judith, and to his three boys. We will miss him.

on behalf of EUNIS
Jean-François Desnos,
EUNIS Past President

 

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020: registration now open!

Registration is now open for the EUNIS 2020 Rectors’ Conference entitled Leading the digital transformation success that will be held on 22-24 April, 2020 at the University of Malaga, Spain. We invite Rectors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts and Chancellors from all over the world to attend the Conference and to share their experiences!

The Conference aims to foster strategic reflection on the main challenges of digital transformation. Therefore case-studies on digital transformation from different universities around the world will be shared and the objective of the keynote speakers and panelists is to present the foundations of digital transformation, make the attendees understand the importance of the Rector’s leadership and show them the Rector’s challenges when undertaking the digital transformation of the university, as well as to determine what is the way forward to achieve success.

Read more information on the programme, keynote speakers and social events here.