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Candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors 2019

The EUNIS 2019 General Assembly will be held on 6th of June (Thursday) 2019 during the EUNIS Congress in Trondheim. All official representatives of EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the meeting. We would greatly appreciate your attendance and feedback.

This forum is where all the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Special Interest Groups and the Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS member representatives to the EUNIS Board and the approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

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.

In June 2019 the service of five Board Members will come to the end:

  •     Mr. Freddy Barstad, NTNU, Norway (Board member) – applies for re-election
  •     Ms. Outi Tasala, CSC, Finland (Board Secretary) – applies for re-election
  •     Mr. Thierry Koscielniak, CSIESR, France (Board Vice-Secretary) – applies for re-election
  •     Mr. Ilkka Siissalo, University of Helsinki, Finland (Vice-President) – end of term
  •     Mr. Malte Dreyer, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (Board member) – steps down

Mr. BarstadMs. Tasala and Mr. Koscielniak are candidates to their re-election. The biographies of all current Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

A new candidate to the EUNIS Board is

Since there are only four candidates for five positions, the EUNIS Board will decide during its October meeting on the co-option of a further member.

EUNIS 2019 elections: call for candidates to the Board of Directors

EUNIS 2019 General Assembly will be held on 6th of June (Thursday) 2019 during the EUNIS Congress in Trondheim. All official representatives of EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the meeting. This forum is where all the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Special Interest Groups and the Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee, take part in the voting and elections to the Board.
In June 2019 the service of five Board Members will come to the end:

Mr. Freddy Barstad, NTNU, Norway (Board member) – applies for re-election
Ms. Outi Tasala, CSC, Finland (Board Secretary) – applies for re-election
Mr. Thierry Koscielniak, CSIESR, France (Board (Vice-Secretary) – applies for re-election
Mr. Ilkka Siissalo, University of Helsinki, Finland (Vice-President) – end of term
Mr. Malte Dreyer, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (Board member) – steps down

Mr. Barstad, Ms. Tasala and Mr. Koscielniak are candidates to their re-election. The biographies of all current Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

We are actively soliciting new candidatures to the EUNIS Board among the regular members – especially since two current board members are not running for re-election. If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act in the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Friday 24th of May 2019 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary: jfdesnos@orange.fr.

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Group entry VC: 15 March, 12.30 (UTC+2)

Enterprise Architecture discipline is soon a Special Interest Group under the wings of EUNIS. We will have an entry session on the 15 March 2019 at 12.30 (UTC+2:00) by Skype for interested persons to join likeminded and build an agenda for the EUNIS seminar 2019 in Trondheim.
We plan to host a ½ day workshop around this discipline and share our best in site on what is happening in the Higher Education sector.

 Join us and be part of creating an impact by modeling reality in a modern way!

If you are interested in participating in entry session, please e-mail to: esa.suominen@eunis.org or patrik.maltusch@eunis.org to get the VC link. You can already find more information on the EA SIG web here.

EUNIS 2019 Congress: call for papers extended till 3 March

Due to frequent requests from the EUNIS community the call for papers for the EUNIS 2019 Congress has been extended till March 3, 2019. We are still looking forward to your submissions! The papers are invited under one of the six tracks below:
•    Leadership & Management
•    ICT Infrastructure & Security
•    Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
•    Software Development
•    OpenX & Interoperability
•    ICT in Research

Please, note you may also apply for the Congress awards:

in that case a full paper must be submitted. Read more information on the call for papers and the awards here. You may also put forward your project (if applicable) for consideration of Vietsch Foundation funding. Read more on the eligibility criteria for project funding here.
A reminder that the registration for the EUNIS 2019 Congress is already open. Register early and save 100! Read more here.

EUNIS and IMS Global Learning Consortium sign collaborative agreement

Leading organizations will work together to advance high-quality Information Technology infrastructures and promote teaching and learning excellence across Europe

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced today a mutual agreement with the EUNIS (European University Information Systems), the association of information technology services in European higher education and research.
Under this agreement, EUNIS and IMS will collaborate to promote the existence of high-quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe. EUNIS and IMS will bring together leaders from European universities and other organizations to explore new directions and contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research, and administration.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members. In addition, EUNIS and IMS will join efforts to disseminate standards, IT policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration, in accordance with European regulations and guidelines.
“EUNIS is delighted to extend the collaboration with IMS Global in order to drive forward together, the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology, to best support information technology in higher education,” said Raimund Vogl, EUNIS President.
“As evidenced by growing IMS membership and strong leadership in IMS activities from European institutions and educational technology suppliers, the edtech community in Europe is instrumental in supporting the evolution and adoption of open standards,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We believe this collaboration will result in better engagement and information sharing between IMS and EUNIS members, and substantive progress advancing innovative teaching and learning solutions for institutions across Europe.”

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About IMS Global Learning Consortium:
IMS Global is a non-profit organization that advances technology to affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS Global members are leading suppliers, institutions, and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS Global sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.

About EUNIS:
EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a non-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 entities responsible for information systems in higher education (universities, research institutes, education-oriented organizations) within Europe. With special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on top issues of the higher education IT community (e.g. teaching and learning, information security, benchmarking, student mobility), EUNIS has an excellent platform to launch initiatives and activities for knowledge exchange, cooperation and sharing of best practices, helping to transform the topical areas. The implementation of standards and guidelines is also among the priorities to EUNIS. For more information visit: www.eunis.org