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Read the EUNIS22 EJHEIT issue!

The 2022-1 issue of the European Journal of Higher Education IT consists of a selection of the full papers from the EUNIS 2022 Congress.

A total of 45 papers were submitted to the congress, 20 of which are published here.
In this issue there are a variety of themes covering topic of Research Management, Enterprise Architecture & Business Capability, Governance, Data Driving Improvement, Business Intelligence, Interoperability & Standards, International Student Mobility, Cloud, Digital & Hybrid Learning.

Read the journal here.

Meet the new EUNIS Board of Directors 2022/2023!

The EUNIS 2022 General Assembly was held on the 2nd of June 2022 at the EUNIS22 Congress at the University of Goettingen, Germany. The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) elected the candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors.

The Board Officers for 2022/2023 in the EUNIS Board are:

  • Raimund Vogl (President)
  • Carmen Diaz (Vice-President)
  • Freddy Barstad (Vice-President)
  • Tomasz Szmuc (Vice-President)
  • Yiannis Salmatzidis (Treasurer)
  • Nina Reignier-Tayar (Secretary)

The biographies of all current Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

Candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors 2022

The EUNIS 2022 General Assembly will be held on the 2nd of June 2022 at the EUNIS22 Congress at the University of Goettingen, Germany.

In June 2022 the service of the following Board Members will come to the end, and thus they apply for re-election:

  • Mr. Freddy Barstad, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway – applies for re-election
  • Mr. Thierry Koscielniak, CSIESR, France (Vice-Secretary in EUNIS) – applies for re-election
  • Mr. Mauritz Danielsson, Ladok, Sweden – doesn’t apply for re-election
  • Ms. Outi Tasala, CSC, Finland – doesn’t apply for re-election

The biographies of all current Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

A new candidate to the EUNIS Board is:

All EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the GA meeting. The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee are entitled to take part in the voting and elections to the Board.

You can still register for the EUNIS22 Congress and free workshops!

You can still register for the EUNIS 2022 Annual Congress Good for all in the Digital Word that will be held on 1–3 June 2022 at the University of GöttingenGermany.

We also offer a series of workshops on 31 May before the annual Congress. They are organised by our special interest groups and open to the EUNIS community free of charge! You do not have to be a registered Congress delegate to attend but we strongly encourage you to stay for the rest of the week and experience this fantastic event!

See the schedule here. Read more information here and follow us on social media #EUNIS22!

The EUNIS Congress and the workshops will be held in historical buildings of the University of Göttingen and will be accompanied by social events. We hope these let you enjoy both the beauty of the city and the networking with the EUNIS community!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Göttingen!



Modeling for decision making – outputs from the EA and BI SIGs seminar in Tampere

EUNIS BI SIG and EA SIG organized a joint spring seminar about modeling for decision making in Tampere 27-28 April. The goal of the seminar was to explore how to model for strategic decision making through mapping and visualization of capabilities.  It was attended by 20 participants from 8 different HEIs in Europe.

Enterprise Architect from Alto and EA SIG lead Patrick Maltusch gave us all an introduction to the higher education capability framework based on a standardized capability maturity model  called HERM (Higher Education Reference Model). The HERM-model is based on the work of CAUDIT, UCISA, EDUCAUSE, EUNIS. At the seminar we learned how to identify the link between the strategy and the capabilities of the HEI. Through strategy bingo and several mapping exercises we learned how to use the HERM-model as a tool to analyze the strategy from a standardized, structured and holistic viewpoint.

At the seminar we were able to start to map our own data by using the capability model. This gave us participants a method to build or modify our road maps and to build a method for considering strategic actions in our HEI.

Day 2 of the training seminar we continued working on the use of the higher education business intelligence and analytics maturity model (HE-BIA), and road mapping. Patrick Maltusch has built a great training sheet which we used to map our projects to different capabilities and strategic goals and drivers. The training sheet gave us a great opportunity to quickly build a model to move forward with the visualization part.

Data visualization plays an important role enabling and facilitating strategic discussion in a more transparent way.  Elsa Cardoso, Researcher and Assistant professor at University Institute of Lisbon, Dept of Information Sciences and Technology gave an introduction on capability model and presented some nice reflections on what are capabilities, and compared also capabilities vs processes. On the second day she gave an introduction to visualization and shared nice reflections on challenges and solutions for visualizing these mapped models of strategies, capabilities and other HEIdata structures.

All the participants had a great time and also for the organizers of the training seminar Pekka Kähkipuro (TAU) who hosted the event in Tampere University, Gry Jordet KIbsgaard, Maltusch Patrik and Elsa Cardoso this was also two great days to explore the possibilities between to interesting fields and special interest groups. By joining these forces and competences we see how we can build new methods for supporting strategic decision making through using a capability model mapped with strategies and visualized through the knowledge from BI and added more HEI structured data we can see new possibilities for both EA and BI in the future for European HEIs.

After 2 full day of intense work the two special interest groups also discussed further plans for the two special interest groups and came up with some interesting ideas.

Thank you to Elsa, Pekka and Patrik for organizing a great 2 day training seminar for us, and especially thanks to Pekka for hosting such a successful event!

If you would like to get access to the presentations from this seminar join the EA or BI SIG.