Category : Partners

EUNIS & AVIXA Awards for AV enabled learning space

Entries are open for the EUNIS awards for AV enabled learning space. This award is open to all Higher Education providers worldwide. It celebrates great design where AV is an integral component of enabling education to take place. The award covers physical and hybrid environments but not fully online learning. Check out the criteria and apply using the AV Award form. The deadline for submissions is 6 March. Winners will be invited to present their winning entry at the EUNIS23 annual Congress in Vigo, Spain.

ISE 2023 Education Technology Summit: 1 Feb, Barcelona

Once again we are partnering with Avixa to put on a fantastic programme of events at ISE in Barcelona (31 Jan – 3 Feb).

The main event is our Education Technology Summit on 1 February. Find out more about the programme here.

EUNIS members can attend for free (regular price €175). Email for your code to register for free (you will receive a pass that also gives access to the ISE exhibition and the co-located Internet of things exhibition).

Think Tank on the digital ecosystem for education

EUNIS and 1EdTech collaborated to organise a Think Tank on the digital ecosystem for education. We welcomed participants represented over 30 separate organisations including European University Alliances, NRENS, shared services and Europe-wide organisations representing students and quality assurance bodies.

The Think Tank represents the first step towards a consultation paper and action plan to ensure that the digital transformation of education aligns with European public values and delivers the lifelong learning that European nations and citizens need. Read our initial briefing and find out about next steps here.

Following our Think Tank in Brussels (more info here) members of the co-ordination group and SIGs participated in a series of workshops to validate and refine our findings in Berlin at the invitation of the European Digital Education Hub (EDEH).

There was considerable synergy with the original findings and our EUNIS/1EdTEch Think Tank group will join forces with an EDEH ‘Squad’ to publish some of the outcomes for wider consultation.

Outputs will include:

·         a vision statement
·         a set of interoperability principles for education – sector-wide
·         analysis of the challenges in a problem statement: Why is it necessary to collaborate, and what are the risks if we don’t?
·         a blueprint for an infrastructure
·         a framework for collaboration, to be able to collaborate in the current complex landscape with numerous, not always interconnected, parties.

We also reviewed a Proof of Concept of mapping the educational environment (organisations, projects, standards, etc) created by SURF. Your feedback on the approach is requested via:

Key updates will be published in this newsletter and you can also find related information in the EDEH community site.

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.