EUNIS and GÉANT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly suport the dissemination of standards, IT policies and best practices for the use of information technology in education and research.

Dr Raimund Vogl, the President of EUNIS (European University Information Systems) and Erik Huizer, the CEO of GÉANT, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference in Lisbon. The Memorandum results from synergies in the activities of both organisations, which will continue co-operation on the common goals. The objectives include the dissemination and promotion of high quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe, as well as contribution to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research and administration.

“I am looking forward to a wealth of joint activities with GÉANT to share best practices and to work together on projects and research for information systems in higher education. Renewing our long-standing cooperation dating back more than a decade with this MoU will be a very positive signal to our respective communities!” – states Raimund Vogl.

“The GÉANT community is delighted to extend its collaboration with EUNIS, together continuing to drive forward information technology in higher education, to best support Europe’s students and scientific future”, adds Erik Huizer.

Both EUNIS and GÉANT aim to bring together the leadership of research and education institutions, information technology leaders, directors of computing services and of national research and education networks (NRENs), from European universities and other organisations to explore new directions in information technology for education.

 

EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a statutory association governed by French law. The mission of EUNIS is to help member institutions develop their information technology (IT) landscape by sharing experiences and working together. EUNIS foster exchanges, cooperation and debates between the entities responsible for information systems in higher education or research institutes/organsations within Europe. There are focused groups of EUNIS members dedicated to key initiatives, considered most relevant for the IT community in higher education that are instrumental in transforming theories into concrete activities and in the pursuit of standards and guidelines. For more information visit www.eunis.org

GÉANT is Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. The organisation develops, delivers and promotes advanced network and associated e-infrastructure services, and supports innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst its members, partners and the wider research and education networking community. For more information visit www.geant.org