EUNIS and UCISA are delighted to announce that they have signed a mutually beneficial collaborative agreement, recognising that their goals and objectives are complementary.
Under this agreement both organisations will:
- promote the existence of high-quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe;
- bring together organisation leaders, information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research networks, and libraries and media centre managers from European universities and other organisations to explore new directions in information technology for education, research and administration;
- contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research and administration.
EUNIS and UCISA will work together through their respective special interest groups, communities of practice and task forces to collaborate on projects, studies and events of mutual interest. Both organisations 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 relevant regulations and guidelines.
Speaking of the initiative, UCISA CEO, Deborah Green commented: “Collaboration to connect our members and stakeholders is at the very heart of everything UCISA does and EUNIS shares this commitment. It is our joint hope that this collaboration will open up many more opportunities for our combined membership to network and share best practice.”
EUNIS President, Raimund Vogl said: “EUNIS and UCISA have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years. Formalising our partnership now is one way to show that our associations are about communities not borders and that together they provide a gateway to collaboration between higher education institutions in Europe and the UK.”
UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) is the member- led professional body for IT and digital practitioners in the UK education sector: leading digital value in the sector. n. Open and inclusive, UCISA connects its communities of practice and key stakeholders, working together to share their collective technical knowledge and digital expertise to help transform teaching, learning and research by enabling operational efficiency and an excellent student experience.
UCISA also works closely with technology and digital service suppliers to the sector – helping them better understand the sector’s requirements so that they can deliver the solutions needed within member institutions. Ucisa supports its community by running a wide range of events and conferences, backed up with surveys, reports and best practice toolkits that help members better meet the ever-increasing digital demands of education in the UK.
UCISA is a registered Charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England. For more information visit: https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/)
EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a not-for-profit statutory association 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) and task force, 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: https://www.eunis.org/