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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.

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference: early bird registration till 28 Feb

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

A reminder that the early bird registration ends on 28th of February. Don’t miss it! Please note a special discount is offered for more than one attendee from the same institution. Read more here.

The Conference aims to foster strategic reflection on the main challenges of digital transformation. The themes of the Rectors’ Conference include:

I. Digital transformation: trials, tribulations and successes.
II. Digital Leadership and the involvement of the people.
III. Digital learning, focused on the student.
IV. Open Science, open data, fair principles!

You’ll have the opportunity to hear world-renowned experts in digital transformation who will present case-studies from different universities and make the attendees understand the importance of the open-minded leadership and show them the way forward to achieve success.

Read more information on the programmekeynote speakers and social events here.

Call for abstracts for the EUNIS 2020 Congress extended till 24 Feb

We have extended the call for abstracts for EUNIS 2020 Congress until 24 February 2020. Please send your submission as soon as possible via the presentation portal and find more information on the process here.

The Congress presents an opportunity for sharing experiences amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe. The event provides an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs.

Conference tracks include e.g. the digitalization of learning and teaching, ICT in research, software development as well as leadership and management. Detailed information on the tracks is available here.

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. The registration will open soon.

Please send all inquiries about EUNIS 2020 to our Congress e-mail address at eunis2020@helsinki.fi!