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Call for abstracts for the EUNIS 2020 Congress is now open!

We are happy to announce that the EUNIS 2020 Congress call for abstracts is now open! Please find more information on submission process here.

Through the main theme of Opening Education for the Future, EUNIS 2020 will encompass the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Open Science and Open Data as well as future vision for higher education and research.

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.

For more information, please visit our website here.

EUNIS 2020 partnership opportunities are still available, and we are delighted to welcome you to co-create the best conference of 2020 in Helsinki with us! The details of the packages are available in our partnership brochure. Partnership opportunities are limited, thus do not hesitate to book them as soon as possible!

EUNIS at IMS Europe Summit

EUNIS was well represented by Annette Grande Furset from UNIT, Norway, the EUNIS representative on the IMS Europe board, at the IMS Europe Summit in Barcelona on 10-11 October.
Around 150 industry professionals met with representatives from higher education to discuss the role of standards in advancing next-generation education technologies.

Gill Ferrell from the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Group opened day two with a keynote entitled ‘Next Generation Edtech in Europe: Ode to Joy or Requiem in D Minor?’. Gill’s talk celebrated the many successes of European collaboration but pointed out that we face some difficult judgments about ethics, equality, and digital well-being.

Gill also ran a joint session with Gyöngyi Horváthof from GÉANT where they compared and contrasted the perspectives of EUNIS supporting mainly higher education institutions and GÉANT representing the National research and education networks (NRENs)
The event further cemented the collaborations between EUNIS, IMS Global and GÉANT and we look forward to more joint working!

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SIG: news & activity

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group continues with organizing informative events and the next scheduled meeting will be held online on 16th of September 2019 at 11am UTC time. The invitation has been sent out to the EA mailing list (ea@eunis.org). If you have not joined yet that list please do so (email: esa.suominen@eunis.org).

We also plan to organize a f2f workshop in Thessaloniki the 21st of November. If we get enough attendance to our meeting we will be able to work on our chosen development items and heatmap template of the Canvas. Please be active to promote our common goals and participate in the development!

We also remind that the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture pre-Congress workshop outcome is documented at the EUNIS EA SIG’s Team Drive as well as the presentations.

Additionally we created a visualization of the manual post-it notes and mapped them to the UCISA model. We will call the outcome EUNIS HEI Capability Canvas (now in beta) to have a working name for our efforts. The map can be found here as a PowerBI web version that can be explored and sorted in many ways. Please note that the add-on from the workshop are only mapped and not validated. That work is still in due!

 

 

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.