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Renew your membership at EUNIS for the academic year 2020/21

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 special interest online 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 autumn online workshops here and watch the promo video of the EUNIS 2021 Congress planned in a hybrid mode. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on the new initiatives!

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 video on EUNIS here. If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, fix it now! See here on how to apply.

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.

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

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SlG: EIF & EIRA

As EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SIG we have participated twice to EIF & EIRA workshop organized by Raul Mario (European Commission). Now it’s time for the 3rd and last session on 30th of September.

Agenda:
  • ADMS vs EIRA
  • eGovERA for eGovernment Portfolio management and digital transformation support

If you are not familiar with EIF & EIRA, don’t hesitate to read more here (on EIF) and here (on EIRA). Learn more how to join EUNIS Enterprise Architecture group here.

EUNIS InfoSec online workshops: save the date!

Save the date for the upcoming 2-hour online workshops organised by the EUNIS Information Security Special Interest Group (InfoSec):

  • Data Protection and Cloud Services’ on 27th of October (at 14-16 CEST) will address how cloud services help to make available and protect data. The focus will be on legislative aspects concerning remote working, online teaching and research, data protection and security policies. The introductory address will be delivered by Andrew Cormack. If terms like ‘Schrems’ and ‘EDP’ ring a bell, this workshop is for you!
    Audience: CIO’s, security officers and those involved in legislative policy and compliance.
  • ‘How to Make Cloud Services Secure’ on 3rd of November (at 14-16 CEST) will address what actions can be taken, and what approaches and tools are available, to increase security in a world where cloud services rule. The introductory talk will be delivered by Jeroen Vandeleur. The discussions will address technical and implementation issues. If terms like ‘MISP’, ‘DKIM’ and ‘SPF’ ring a bell, this workshop is for you!
    Audience: CIO’s, security officers involved in the technology behind secure cloud service delivery.

Stay tuned. The registration will open soon!

EUNIS Cloud Community survey

EUNIS Cloud Group is interested in getting an overview about the status of cloud usage in the EUNIS community. Therefore, it has decided to run a survey in order to find similarities concerning cloud management from the organisational point of view.

It contains:
– general questions about cloud usage
– details about the introduction of cloud usage and organizational issues
– details about the cloud CG and expectations.

Fill the survey here till 30th of October.

EUNIS Cloud Management Community Group was launched this year. Read more on its objectives here and feel free to join it!

The upcoming VC meeting is planned for 29 October 2020 at 3 pm (CEST).

#EUNIS20 Congress case study at the ZOOM blog

When we decided to run our first online Congress, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we felt we had to do it in a way that reflects the spirit of our community. It seems ‘Virtual Helsinki’ did just that! With more than 500 attendees involved during the week, the participation rate was much higher than one would normally expect from an online conference and the feedback received was very positive! We have also impressed the ZOOM team, our Congress partner supporting us with the conference tool, as they decided to publish #EUNIS20 Congress case study at their blog. Read it here.

We ran over 30 separate sessions including plenaries, parallel sessions and workshops from our special interest groups at our #EUNIS20 Congress in Virtual Helsinki! If you didn’t manage to attend them don’t hesitate to watch the recordings available within the sessions at the Congress web here! You can also reach the abstracts and Congress presentations there.
Full papers submitted for the Congress will be published in the European Journal of Higher Education IT soon. Stay tuned!