Category : Task force

EUNIS benchmarking annual workshop: 21 Nov 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force is pleased to invite you to the annual benchmarking workshop! This year, the event will be held on 21st of November 2019 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects.

Go to the event website for more information about the program, venue and recommended accommodation. We are updating our schedule as speakers are confirmed. On Wednesday 20th we will have a pre-workshop day with sightseeing tour and dinner at the restaurant at the city centre of Thessaloniki.

Register here by 11th November 2019!

Please, note the priority for registration is given to the EUNIS members.

If you have any questions, or want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please email us at: bm-pg@eunis.org.

Read more on the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force scope and activity here.

EUNIS membership renewal for 2019/2020

Welcome to a new year of EUNIS membership!

As a not-for-profit organisation we consider it highly important that Higher Education Institutions take advantage of the opportunities to share ideas and good practices to help us operate efficiently.

With this in mind EUNIS will be organising more special interest events this year that are led by our Special Interests Groups and Task Force Leaders. As a EUNIS member you have a priority for attendance and, if possible, you can attend them free of charge. Read more on the upcoming EUNIS Congress, Rectors’ Conference, targeted workshops and EUNIS Partner organisations’ events here.

We have also intensified our collaboration with other organisations such as GÉANTECCAVietsch FoundationeuroCRISIMS GlobalMLA and EDUCAUSE to help EUNIS members benefit from the worldwide HE IT deployments.

We appreciate your continued commitment to encouraging exchange, cooperation and debate between those responsible for information systems in higher education or research institutes and look forward to keeping you posted on new developments in this field!

Read more on the benefits of EUNIS membership here and watch the promo video! If your institution is not a EUNIS member yet, fix it now! See here on how to apply.

(Re-)join us!

If your institution is/was a EUNIS member and you haven’t received the membership invoice for the current academic year, please send an email to treasurer@eunis.org or if you need to update your contact info, use the form here.

EUNIS welcomes new corporate members as well as the ones which continue their membership. Read on the benefits EUNIS offers here and don’t hesitate to meet the new corporate levels for this academic year here.

We are looking forward to joining our efforts and to make our best for the Higher Education IT community!

Upcoming events: save the date or register now!

Warm welcome after summer break! Save the date or register now for the upcoming events, which EUNIS or its Partners & Members have already planned for this academic year:

  • 16 September: at 11am (UTC time) the on-line meeting of the EUNIS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group will be held. If you want to join the meeting and the group, please send the e-mail to: esa.suominen@eunis.org.
  • 10-11 October: IMS Europe Summit 2019 is held in Barcelona, Spain. Read more information here.
  • 14-17 October: EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, US. Read more here.
  • 4 – 5 November: GÉANT will host in Budapest, Hungary a workshop on educational technologies. Read more and book your place here.
  • 5-6 November: Jisc annual security conference will be held in Newcastle, UK. Read more here.
  • 21 November: EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force annual workshop will take place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. More details soon.
  • 27-28 January: GDPR and Information Security workshop is being planned in Malaga, Spain, by the EUNIS InfoSec Special Interest Group.
  • 3-4 February: EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group seminar Make data smart – a road map to the next level is planned in Ghent, Belgium.
  • 11 February: “What’s Next… Higher Education” conference is taking place in Amsterdam during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration.
  • 22-24 April: EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020, Malaga, Spain.
  • 10-12 June: EUNIS 2020 Annual Congress will be held at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Register early for the EUNIS 2019 Congress: 5-7 June, Trondheim

The registration is open for the EUNIS 2019 Congress, with the theme Campus for the future, that will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on June  5 – 7, 2019. 

Register early and save 100! Read more here. To check whether your institution is a EUNIS member, please visit the web here.

Please, bear in mind that on June 4 interesting pre-Congress workshops organised by the EUNIS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are planned. Those of you staying for the Congress are invited to join us for a Fusion event at E.C. Dahls Brewery thus, don’t miss it!

On 4 June, 2019 the following workshops will be held:

Therefore, we invite you to register here both for the Congress and the workshops. Read more here.

The preliminary agenda and more information on planning your trip is available at the event web.

Registration for the next round of the benchmarking survey closing soon!

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force runs the annual survey on IT costs and volumes of Higher Education institutes. Its participation is voluntary and free of charge. The survey has been invented and is being developed and managed by CIOs within EUNIS community.

The BM-survey provides an overview of the institutions’ IT cost structure in three dimensions:

  • by organizational group: centralized IT, other centralized units (e.g. library, finance), faculties and research centers,
  • by services: e.g. networking, teaching, audio-visual,
  • by accounts

The BM2018 round of the BencHEIT survey has already been launched. Please, find material from the entry session here.

We are closing registration for this round of BencHEIT soon, so please register as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of March.

Read more on the BencHEIT survey here.