There has been a long tradition in the European higher education administrative IT sector to collaborate within and between countries. Sharing knowledge and experience is paramount for universities to develop their operations. Many European countries have successfully bridge these needs by conducting and disseminating national research on the topic, however we are not able to answer these questions on a pan-european level. EUNIS (European University Information Systems organisation), which has as its mission to support university leaders and cios with their business, is now trying to fill this gap.
Through the new initiative ERAI (EUNIS Research and Analysis Initiative), we want to expand on research and analysis done in each of the EUNIS member countries, leveraging and scaling it to a European level. We will also provide our own research and analysis, conducting interviews, surveys and case studies.
But why stop there? By introducing this project and providing recent updates we would like to engage the Global Higher Education IT community to participate in the endeavour.