Category : Task force

An early Christmas present for EUNIS members

EUNIS is pleased to announce that we have negotiated a special deal for free access to EUNIS members at Integrated Systems Europe – ISE 2017, which takes place in Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017. ISE is the world’s largest AV and systems integration trade show and will be of interest to anyone involved with audio-visual support, learning content, digital signage, smart buildings and unified communications.

As part of this event there will be a half day conference on Creating a Smarter Campus which will be chaired by Dr Gill Ferrell leader of the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Task Force Creating a Smarter Campus:

7 Feb. 2017
Conference: 14:00-17:00
Networking Reception: 17:00-18:00
More information

If you belong to a  EUNIS member organisation and would like a VIP pass to the event including free attendance at the Creating a Smarter Campus conference or you would like a free exhibition-only pass please contact

Annual BencHEIT Task Force workshop: 8 Dec 2016, Trondheim

Invitation for the BencHEIT Task Force workshop: 8 Dec 2016, Trondheim, Norway

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force invites to the Annual Workshop on Higher Education IT Benchmarking, organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

It will be held on Thursday the 8th of December 2016 in Trondheim, Norway.

The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects. You will hear from institutions participating for the first time, as well as from more experienced benchmarkers. This year we will focus on finding common indicators between the different initiatives, and how to find good peer organizations. We will also discuss e.g. about how the different projects are working to encourage colleagues to participate.

REGISTER by 25 November 2016

Read the agenda and more information here.

We are looking forward to see you in Trondheim!

EUNIS Student Card Task Force launch

EUNIS Student Card Task Force launch

EUNIS is happy to announce the launch of the Student Card Task Force (SCTF). This Task Force aims to pool at European level reflections on matters that concern the uses and services related to the multiservice student card. Its focus is to aggregate various studies and feedback and to be proactive in projects affecting or representing an interest at European level.

Main tasks:

•  Studies on the deployment of the student ID card at European level;
•  Participation in the European student ID card project;
•  Recognized services promotion of common European interest;
•  Promotion of services and use and support the development of innovative uses;
•  Securing and reliability of services and technological watch;
•  Organization of training courses and events;
•  Cooperation with ECCA;
•  Representation at the European level (EUNIS) and International (EDUCAUSE).

The initiative of launching the Student Card TF was brought by Frédérick Bigrat the Chief Digital Officer of Sorbonne University and the Director of the French National Student Card Committee (CNCE), who was nominated for the Task Force Leader.

If you wish to join the TF, please subscribe to the mailig list:

Annual BencHEIT TF meeting: 8th of Dec 2016

Annual BencHEIT Task Force meeting – save the date: 8th of December 2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to the Annual Workshop on Higher Education IT Benchmarking, organised by the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force!

This year it will be held on Thursday the 8th of December 2016, at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim ( The final agenda, registration and more information about the workshop will be available in a few weeks.

Are you participating in any benchmarking project in your country or institution? Do you know any interesting initiative you would like to talk about during the event? We would appreciate to hear your thoughts and discuss how we can collaborate together to integrate different projects and work at the European level!

If you are interested in the initiative and need more information about it, or if you want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to:

Looking forward to seeing you in Trondheim!


Join the BencHEIT survey 2016

About the BencHEIT project

BencHEIT is a European level voluntary study on a non-commercial basis. Its aim is to establish a comprehensive knowledge of how cost efficiently IT works in European universities, and universities of applied sciences! It is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European higher education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Started as a country-wide Finnish initiative supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Bencheit now aims to expand on a Pan-European level. The number of participants have increased every year since we started the project in 2012. Last year we had 49 participants, from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Greece and Slovenia.

 Join the survey now

Everyone is welcome to participate in the fifth round of BencHEIT which has already started. The survey is completely free of charge. All you need to do is sign in to Eduuni, the collaboration platform we use, and you are all set. The survey form is in Excel, and you have to finish the data collection until 19th of April 2016. For a first timer that takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Video instruction for Eduuni is available here

We had a webinar where we introduced the project, benefits of participating, and also the tools.  If you missed it, you can watch it here.

The materials from the latest BencHEIT workshop in November 2015 are available here.

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2016, and results presented at the EUNIS 2016 annual Congress in Thessaloniki 8-10th of June 2016. There will also be a pre-congress for the ones interested in discussing IT benchmarking and the possible common indicators with other similar projects going on 7th of June 2016. In the end of the year there will be a whole day´s workshop in Trondheim.

Useful links:

Any questions, regarding the survey or if you want to join, contact: