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EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force: BM2019 survey new deadline 29 May 2020

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force has had several concerned questions regarding the data gathering schedule since the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore the BencHEIT steering group decided to postpone the deadline by one month. The new deadline is Friday 29th of May 2020. We hope this gives you enough time to gather all the data!

We will organise a webinar where we go through the results of this round. The preliminary schedule for this is in late June. The yearly workshop will be in the end of November in Aarhus, Denmark. We hope that travelling will be safe by then. Stay tuned for more information!

At the moment we are pleased to say that we have as many as 48 registered participants. If some of you are still thinking about joining, there is still time. You can register here by filling in your organisation´s information.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on bm-pg@eunis.org.

EUNIS Congress 2020: cancelled

We are saddened to announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are forced to cancel the EUNIS2020 Congress at the University of Helsinki in June.
We are really sorry to all those who had submitted their abstracts for the review that are not able to present their findings at the Congress. However, the review process of extended abstracts is running, and from the end of April, you will know about the acceptation or not of your abstract submission. If your abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, EUNIS will propose you to publish it on its European Journal of Higher Education Information Technology. Further information will be sent directly to the authors.

EUNIS Special Interest Groups and Task Forces are now focused on organizing online activities, but as things are still in the planning stage, we ask your patience for further announcements on this.

The Board of EUNIS and the Organising Committee of the Congress 2020 will also discuss in the next future the opportunity to set virtual meetings on dedicated subjects. These virtual meetings could include presentation of full papers, and you will be informed about them.

Once again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience and the cancellation which is absolutely necessary regarding the dramatic coronavirus epidemic conditions.

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020: cancelled!

Due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 alert, and following most European countries’ policy on preventing COVID-19 spread, we have decided to cancel the EUNIS 2020 Rectors’ Conference scheduled for April 2020 at the University of Malaga, Spain.

We are considering to postpone the event to the next academic year, however the final decision will depend on the development of the epidemiological situation.

The procedure of returning the registration fee is put in place now. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and hope you empathize with this unusual situation.

For more details regarding the registration fee return please contact: mlopez@centralvia.es.

10 years insight: CIO’s in Higher Education (LBCIO) survey

We present the tenth survey of CIO’s conducted by the Leadership Board for CIO’s in Higher Education (LBCIO) and supported by the members of the EUNIS Board. It will look at ten years of data and provide insights from the members on what we have learned during this time. The LBCIO survey was initiated to provide key metrics to help CIOs manage and plan IT for their institutions.

We hope you will find some useful information and insights that will provide a look backwards to help in planning for the future. Read the full report here.

Launch of the EUNIS Cloud Management Community

Cloud Management discipline is soon a special interest community under the wings of EUNIS. During the last years the usage of cloud services in HEI have increased and there is a high demand to structure and manage this usage, so that the researchers and teachers as well as the HEI benefits most from it.

The Cloud Management community will focus on the common challenges HEI meet by introducing and managing cloud usage. In detail, this includes the following key activities:

–      Discuss and find solutions for common challenges, e.g. governance structures, data security, integrating cloud services into the on premise architecture, licensing etc.

–      Develop best practices / Blue prints for these challenges

–      Exchange knowledge in regular workshops

You can already find more information on the Cloud community web here.

If you are interested in joining the Cloud community, please e-mail to: denise.dittrich@eunis.org

We also plan a pre-Congress Cloud Management community meeting, so save the date: 9th of June for the #EUNIS20.