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#Top10 IT issues of 2020 by EDUCAUSE

Simplify, Sustain, Innovate: the drive to Digital Transformation begins!

According to EDUCAUSE Higher Education leaders are focusing in 2020 on these 10 IT issues:

  1. Information Security Strategy
  2. Privacy
  3. Sustainable Funding
  4. Digital Integrations
  5. Student Retention and Completion
  6. Student-Centric Higher Education
  7. Improved Enrollment
  8. Higher Education Affordability
  9. Administrative Simplification
  10. The Integrative CIO

Have a look to EDUCAUSE presentation here.

EUNIS benchmarking annual workshop: 21 Nov 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force is pleased to invite you to the annual benchmarking workshop! This year, the event will be held on 21st of November 2019 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects.

Go to the event website for more information about the program, venue and recommended accommodation. We are updating our schedule as speakers are confirmed. On Wednesday 20th we will have a pre-workshop day with sightseeing tour and dinner at the restaurant at the city centre of Thessaloniki.

Register here by 11th November 2019!

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: bm-pg@eunis.org.

Read more on the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force scope and activity here.

MyAcademicID: 20-21 Nov, Berlin

EUNIS community is invited to meet the MyAcademicID project (MyAID), aiming at developing a European Student eID Scheme for Higher Education, that will be presented on 20-21 November in Berlin.

MyAID knits together the unique student identifier of the European Student Card project with secure authentication via the eduGAIN network. Linking local authentication with global access to services would allow students to smoothly navigate the digital world and safely and seamlessly authenticate their student status across borders and across institutions!

Attendees and speakers will include HEI leaders, EU decision-makers, student representatives and student unions, international relations officers, student service providers, and national and international experts in the field of digitalisation and IT.

Deadline for registrations is November 1, 2019. Places are limited, so register now to secure your spot!

More information on MyAcademicID can be found on the project’s website.

EUNIS membership renewal for 2019/2020

Welcome to a new year of EUNIS membership!

As a not-for-profit organisation we consider it highly important that Higher Education Institutions take advantage of the opportunities to share ideas and good practices to help us operate efficiently.

With this in mind EUNIS will be organising more special interest events this year that are led by our Special Interests Groups and Task Force Leaders. As a EUNIS member you have a priority for attendance and, if possible, you can attend them free of charge. Read more on the upcoming EUNIS Congress, Rectors’ Conference, targeted workshops and EUNIS Partner organisations’ events here.

We have also intensified our collaboration with other organisations such as GÉANTECCAVietsch FoundationeuroCRISIMS GlobalMLA and EDUCAUSE to help EUNIS members benefit from the worldwide HE IT deployments.

We appreciate your continued commitment to encouraging exchange, cooperation and debate between those responsible for information systems in higher education or research institutes and look forward to keeping you posted on new developments in this field!

Read more on the benefits of EUNIS membership here and watch the promo video! If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, fix it now! See here on how to apply.

(Re-)join us!

If your institution is/was a EUNIS member and you haven’t received the membership invoice for the current academic year, please send an email to treasurer@eunis.org or if you need to update your contact info, use the form here.

EUNIS welcomes new corporate members as well as the ones which continue their membership. Read on the benefits EUNIS offers here and don’t hesitate to meet the new corporate levels for this academic year here.

We are looking forward to joining our efforts and to make our best for the Higher Education IT community!

EUNIS and Media & Learning Association sign collaborative agreement

EUNIS and the MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION have found their goals and objectives complementary, hence a mutually beneficial collaborative agreement was signed.

Under this agreement both organisations will:

• promote the existence of high quality infrastructures and services to support activities of education and research institutions in Europe;
• explore new directions in information technology and digital media for education, research and administration by bringing together information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research networks, libraries and media centres managers from European universities and other organisations;
• contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology and use of digital media for education and research.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members and will join efforts to disseminate standards, policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration.

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About MLA:

The MEDIA & LEARNING ASSOCIATION is an international, not-for-profit association with headquarters in Belgium. The Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. For more information visit: //association.media-and-learning.eu

About EUNIS:

EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a not-for-profit association statutory 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) , 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: //www.eunis.org/