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We regret to announce that the EUNIS Board and the University of Bergen have decided to cancel the EUNIS Rectors Conference, planned for 10—12 May 2023, in Bergen, Norway.

Our sector, and especially university Rectors and Board members, are currently very much focused on responding to geo-political and economic developments, inevitably limiting their opportunity to attend events like the Rectors’ Conference. This realization has led to decision to cancel the EUNIS Rector’s conference 2023.

We have had a lot of interest in, and feedback on, the event. We hope that providing alternatives in terms of timing and format will better meet the needs of the intended audience this year.

We will offer an enhanced strategic strand at our annual Congress in Vigo (14-16 June) and also provide several forthcoming leadership events with partners. EUNIS will inform speakers and delegates who had already registered for the conference, the online announcement can be found here.

If you have any questions about the cancellation, please contact the Program committee secretary at:

We hope to see you again soon!






The EUNIS Rectors’ Conference brings together rectors with the aim of fostering strategic reflection on the main challenges of digital transformation. This year the main themes are cyber security, big data and artificial intelligence and European universities and cooperation. The conference-programme will showcase many examples of digital transformation, and the speakers and panel discussions will reflect upon the main challenges and opportunities, for example:

  • How do we address cyber security from a strategic level?
  • How does AI and big data affect our disciplines and does this change the way we should look at and plan for the future of higher education?
  • In what way can European collaboration and alliances contribute when facing the challenges of digital transformation?

We invite rectors and CIOs from all over the world to come to this conference and share their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to Western Norway and beautiful Bergen in May 2023!