Elections to the EUNIS Board of Directors will be held at the General Assembly during the EUNIS 2015 Congress  (13:30, 11 June 2015, Abertay, Dundee, Scotland).

The 2015 candidates to the Board of Directors are:

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Bas Cordewener (1957) works at Jisc in the UK as International Facilitator. The main part of his time Bas acts as Coordinator of the Knowledge Exchange, a collaboration between DFG (Germany), SURF (Netherlands), DEFF (Denmark), CSC Finland and Jisc (UK). The Knowledge Exchange focus is on structural exchange of expertise and building networks of experts in areas Open Access, Research Data and related policy and infrastructure. The remaining time Bas supports Jisc in its international representation and networking, especially in engagement with Europe (e.g. H2020), and technology foresight activities. Before working for Jisc, Bas has worked as Manager International Affairs and Deputy Program Manager IT and Education for SURF (Netherlands) and as Deputy Director for the Expert Center for Computer Aided Education (ECCOO) at University of Groningen. After a working career in Library and University administration as well as in IT staff roles Bas studied Marketing at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and received a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) Marketing, ‘passed with honors’ in 1995. Between 2006 and 2010 Bas has been a board member of EUNIS on behalf of SURF.

tomasz szmuc

Prof. Tomasz Szmuc, Vice-Rector for Cooperation, AGH University of Science and Technology, e-mail: tsz@agh.edu.pl. Received MSc in Electrical and Control Engineering from the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH) in 1972. He has been employed since the beginning at AGH University of Science and Technology, where received Ph.D. (1979) and Sc.D. (1989) degrees, and Professor title (1999). The research activities focus on software engineering, in particular applications of formal methods (Petri Nets, Temporal Logics, Process Algebras) for modelling and support of software development. Development of real-time systems and control systems constitute the main stream in application related research. He is author or co-author of 10 books and more than 180 articles mainly related the specified above Software Engineering and application categories. He was a Vice-Dean (1990 to 1992) and Dean (2005-2008) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics. He was also Vice-Rector for Science (2008-2012) and currently is Vice-Rector for Cooperation (2012 – 2016). He is a member of many editorial boards in scientific journals and conferences, expert in the National Centre for Research and Development, and in National Centre of Science as well as task groups at the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He was a coordinator and represented Polish Node called CC Poland Plus in the preparation and then initial phases of KIC-InnoEnergy project, coordinated and co-financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Currently KIC-InnoEnergy is managed by non-profit European company – Societas Europaea (SE). Shareholders of the KIC-InnoEnergy SE are leading European universities and research institutes, and main European energy related companies, e.g. EDF, Areva, Vattenfal, Total, ABB, Gas Natural, Iberdrola and many others. Prof. T. Szmuc is responsible for thematic coordination in the area of Clean Coal and Gas Technologies in CC Poland Plus – one among six nodes in the KIC-InnoEnergy. He is also engaged in building international cooperation with several R&D research and development institutions located worldwide.


Dr Valérie Le Strat holds a PhD in molecular chemistry and she is also project manager for both the current and the future student management application at Amue. With her team, she is in charge to ensure the proper functioning of the current Student Management System (Apogée), currently used by 80 organizations in France. She is also responsible for studying different ways to offer a new solution to Amue’s members in order to deal with the rapid changes occurring in student’s life and schooling area (Sicles project). She has previously work as a functional expert on the student management application (Apogee project), and was mainly focused on student self-service until Amue decided to offer French Higher Education institutions a new software to build, administer and distribute its course catalog (ROF project). She first helped in designing the solution matching the needs of French higher education institutions. Then, as a project manager, she has brought the aims and issues of this solution to Amue’s members and also supervised its deployment. This system is currently used by 10 organizations and is still deployed.

rvogl05_klRaimund Vogl is director of IT for the University of Münster (Germany) since 2007. He holds a PhD in elementary particle physics from University of Innsbruck (Austria). After completing his PhD studies in 1995, he joined Innsbruck University Hospital as IT manager for medical image data solutions and moved on to be deputy head of IT. Additionally, he served as a lecturer in medical informatics at UMIT (Hall) and as managing director for a medical image data management software company (icoserve, Innsbruck) and for a center of excellence in medical informatics (HITT, Innsbruck). He is active as a member of the executive team of the IT strategy board of the Universities in Northrhine-Westfalia. He is a member of GMDS, EuSoMII and AIS and is representing Münster University in DFN, ZKI, DINI and ARNW. His current research interest focuses on the management of complex information infrastructures. More detailed information on his CV and numerous publications can be found in the CRIS of Münster University here .



Mikael Berglund

Mikael Berglund is a scholar of Computer Science at the University of Umeå.
He has been working with research about Virtual Learning Environments and Time-Spatial Visualization of National Archives.
Previous projects include Identity Management within the European GÉANT project and the management of e-infrastructure development for Sweden’s NREN, SUNET. Currently, he is working as an IT-architect at ITS in Umeå and is occupied with building the new Swedish national student information system, Ladok3.