Category : Partners

EUNIS Award for Best Overall AV-enabled Education Space

Effective use of Audio-Visual (AV) technology is increasingly important in education and increasingly linked to IT. With this in mind, EUNIS is launching a new award with the support of AVIXA (the professional association for the AV industry).

The award celebrates great design where AV is an integral component of enabling education to take place in a given space or campus. Both new build and re-fit are eligible. The award is open to higher education providers worldwide.

Find out more and enter here.

HE conference at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), 11 Feb 2020, Amsterdam

EUNIS is once again partnering with Avixa and SCHOMS at ISEEUNIS members can have free passes for both the ISE show and the HE conference.

This year’s Higher Education AV Conference will explore the breadth of AV’s impact on education across a wide spectrum of the community. Attendees will gain insight from different perspectives on how to best enhance an interactive learning and teaching experience through effective use of AV technologies.

You’ll hear from speakers from top universities, and you’ll get a student’s take on what makes a great learning experience.

See the full programme here.

To get your code for free registration email gill.ferrell@eunis.org

 

In memory of Gregory Palmer

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear colleague and friend Gregory (Greg) Palmer passed away on November 12th, 2019, after a long illness. Greg was 69 years old.

He was the representative at EUNIS of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended several EUNIS events, the last one being the EUNIS Congress 2016 in Thessaloniki, where he gave a talk (photo).

Greg was a specialist of communications and networks technology. From 1996 to 1999, he held the role of Director of Campus Computing at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In 1999, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of MAGPI, (Metropolitan Area Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2), where he created a high- performance network for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, dedicated to the research and education communities.

As an example of cooperation, from 2001 to 2005, under the auspices of EUNIS, we carried out an innovative project (the EUMAX project) using the new high-performance networks. This involved students and faculty of the Wharton School (U. of Penn) and a MSc degree in Informatics (University of Grenoble) working together in an immersive multinational environment.

This past summer Greg stepped down from the University of Pennsylvania for health reasons.

We send our heart-felt condolences to his wife Judith, and to his three boys. We will miss him.

on behalf of EUNIS
Jean-François Desnos,
EUNIS Past President

 

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!

#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.