Category : Partners

The European Leadership Summit: 3 – 4 Oct

EUNIS is partnering with 1EdTech and NTNU to deliver two linked events exploring the development of an edtech ecosystem to meet European needs. The European Leadership Summit on 3 – 4 October is a free event open to all. The keynotes and panel discussions will provide background context and perspectives to inform a working Think Tank the following week.

During the Think Tank (hosted by NTNU Brussels office) invited representatives of European organisations will meet to develop a white paper and action plan concerning the European digital infrastructure for education.

If you would like to get involved, you are welcome to join the three online sessions (on 3 October, from 13.00 to 14.30 CET ) where we talk about trust and public values in relation to the digital ecosystem. Your comments and questions will be fed into the Think Tank discussions.

You will also have the opportunity to register interest in being involved in follow-up activities.
Registration is free and open to all. Find out more and register here.

Cloud management insight

GÉANT and EUNIS have teamed-up for a series of workshop exchanges on Cloud Management issues. The second joint online workshop was held on 1 April 2022.

It included topics such as GDPR, Schrems, Data classification, Security. Find out the outputs from the workshop here.

The meeting was dedicated to the members of the EUNIS Cloud Community Group & GÉANT Cloud Team.

The aim of this online workshops is to bring together our mutual communities of users, experts, and policy makers in higher education and research institutions, by exchanging knowledge, questions and experience, by addressing benefits and challenges from organisational, technical and managerial perspective.

Outputs and presentations from the 1st workshop are available here.

If you want to join the EUNIS Cloud Management Special Interest Group find out more information here. If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, you can apply for a personal (individual) membership here.

Solidarity with Ukraine

Facing the Russian invasion on the Ukrainian territory, we are expressing our solidarity with Ukraine, especially with students and HEd colleagues. We are a pan-European organisation promoting education and collaboration above borders and cannot be indifferent to a brutal violation of human rights. We also express our sincere hope that the nearest future will bring peace for Ukraine and the world.

Слава Україні!

EUNIS Board, SIGs Leaders & staff

EUNIS and UCISA sign collaborative agreement

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.”

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About UCISA:

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/)

About EUNIS:

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/

ISE Digital Learning Summit postponed to 11 May

Due to the pandemic, the ISE Digital Learning Summit has been postponed and will take place on Wednesday, 11 May 2022.

We still have the same great line-up of speakers. Find out more about the programme here.
Tickets (usually priced at €250) are free for EUNIS members. Contact Gill Ferrell to get the discount code to register for free: gill.ferrell@eunis.org

If you are not a EUNIS member yet – fix it! Check the list of member institutions and/or the info on how to apply!