Category : Partners

Joint GÉANT-EUNIS workshop on Cloud Management tools: 29 October 2021

GÉANT and EUNIS are teaming-up for a series of workshop exchanges on Cloud Management issues.

First joint 2-hour online workshop: will be held on 29 October 2021 at 10.00 -12.00 CEST.

Target group: members of the EUNIS Cloud Community Group & GÉANT Cloud Team

The aim of this online workshop 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.

We will briefly introduce the two organisations’ role and perspective regarding cloud management issues, will facilitate networking between attendees to address shared interests, expertise and challenges, and will present and explore functionality of tools that could be beneficial for attendees to know about.

Agenda:

  • Welcome by Bas Cordewener, Board member EUNIS.
  • Introductions to EUNIS and GÉANT cloud activity by Denise Dittrich, Lead of EUNIS cloud community group and Maria Ristkok and Dave Heyns, leads of the GÉANT Cloud community.
  • Break-out groups for getting to know each other:  Main interest and experience with cloud management, involvement and experience in GÉANT/EUNIS activities, hopes & expectations for the joint exchanges.
  • The OCRE IaaS+ Framework, introduction to the mini competition tool by Garvan McFeeley, HEAnet.
  • Tools from the GÉANT community:

– GÉANT Cloud Flow by Dan Still, CSC

– eduMEET videoconferencing tool by Bartlomiej Idzikowski, PSNC

  • Discussion and exchange on:

– main challenges Cloud Management presents to universities
– possible role of GÉANT and EUNIS to help face the challenges
– ideas/topics for possible next GÉANT and EUNIS exchanges.

  • Next steps, reporting and close.

See the full programme.

You are most welcome to register in advance for this meeting (it is free, but places are limited to allow for networking).

We look forward to meeting you in an informal setting, exchanging about cloud management from various perspectives.

Denise Dittrich (EUNIS Cloud Community Group) & Maria Ristkok (GÉANT Cloud Team)

Join EUNIS at Zoom Academy: 28 July

Registration for Zoom Academy 2021 – International is now open!

On 28 July 2021, professors and leaders from around the world will come together virtually to discuss new forms of learning for students. You will hear from your peers in the education community, who are reinventing the future of blended learning and preparing for a confident return to the classroom this fall.

Gill Ferrell will be giving the opening keynote on behalf of EUNIS/IMS Europe and Fredrik Haugdal together with Aslak Steinsbekk from NTNU will be reimagining the education community of tomorrow.

GÉANT Task Force for Educational Activities webinar: 17 June

The GÉANT Task Force for Educational Activities (TF-EDU) would like to invite you to annual TF-EDU event, focusing on both strategic opportunities and challenges, and sharing knowledge and best practice on practical issues related to the delivery of education, both nationally and globally.

The event will take place online on 17 June 2021 from 13.00-17.00 CEST.

Registration is open and free for all interested to attend: https://events.geant.org/event/653/

Detailed agenda and more information here.

Watch the recording from the EUNIS/EUA webinar on information security for HEIs

EUNIS and European University Association‘s webinar explored how the scaling up of digitalisation in university teaching and research activities over the past year has highlighted the importance of addressing IT security risks even further.
Watch the webinar recording here.

Speakers:

  • Raimund Vogl, President, EUNIS
  • Bart van den Heuvel, Chief Information Security Officer, Maastricht University
  • Christian Foetinger, Information Security Unit, Bavarian State Universities
  • Pri Alagoda, Chief Information Security Officer, Nottingham Trent University
  • Charlie van Genuchten, Product Manager for Privacy and Security, SURF

Moderator: Christel Vacelet, Head of Communications, Public Affairs and Membership, EUA.

This webinar was designed for non-specialist decision-makers within European universities. It provides a general understanding of the issues at stake and a basis to take informed decisions at the leadership level. Therefore, if the topic is new to you, have a look to an introduction to Information Security Terminology (by Laurence Desnos, EUNIS) and watch the pre-recorded keynote presentations below:

Find out more here.

Register for the EUA-EUNIS webinar on Information Security strategies for HEIs: 6 May 2021

The European University Association (EUA) and the European University Information Systems (EUNIS) are partnering for the first time to organise this webinar on information security strategies for higher education institutions. The event will be held online on 6 May 2021 at 14.00-15.00 CEST.

The webinar is free of charge and open to everyone interested in attending.

It will cover topics such as cybersecurity, governance and online presence, followed by
an interactive Q&A session.

Speakers:

  • Raimund Vogl, President, EUNIS
  • Bart van den Heuvel, Chief Information Security Officer, Maastricht University
  • Christian Foetinger, Information Security Unit, Bavarian State Universities
  • Pri Alagoda, Chief Information Security Officer, Nottingham Trent University
  • Charlie van Genuchten, Product Manager for Privacy and Security, SURF

Moderator: Christel Vacelet, Head of Communications, Public Affairs and Membership, EUA.

This webinar is designed for non-specialist decision-makers within European universities. It will provide a general understanding of the issues at stake and a basis to take informed decisions at the leadership level. Therefore, if the topic is new to you, have a look to an introduction to Information Security Terminology (by Laurence Desnos, EUNIS) and watch the pre-recorded keynote presentations:

Find out more here. Register here.