Business Intelligence Special Interest Group

Business Intelligence is a Special Interest Group of EUNIS focused on the application of Business Intelligence (BI) in European Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

BI SIG acts as a network where best and next practices for Higher Education BI and analytics are identified, cultivated and promoted. We do this through joint seminars, both virtual and physical, and through facilitating an online collaborative platform for members of BI SIG. Finally, we foster future BI and analytics projects joining institutions across Europe.

The overall goal of the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group at EUNIS is to act as a network of practitioners and researchers within the field of BI and analytics in European universities and Higher Education Institutions.

The network promotes a cooperative knowledge sharing environment for the development of innovative applications (e.g. predictive analytics or decision support, across all HE subject categories), and the exchange of ideas and experiences on BI in HE institutions such as success factors, technology and software.

Recent activity

  • 27-28 April 2022, Tampere Univ., Finland: EUNIS BI and EA SIGs seminar on on Modeling for strategic decision making: explore how to combine enterprise architecture (EA) and business intelligence (BI) to improve strategic decision making in higher education institutions (HEI). Read more  here.
  • EUNIS BI&&Explorance webinar on 3 February 2022: Using survey data from student and employee engagement surveys to support decision making. Read more here.
  • EUNIS Business Intelligence webinar on 8 October 2021: Financial Management of research projects in custom SAP Fiori at Ghent University.  Read more here.
  • #EUNIS21 pre-Congress online workshop: The times they are changing – Doing BI and analytics during a pandemic the BI pre-Congress workshop on 3 June 2021. Read more here.
  • #EUNIS20 pre-Congress online workshops: EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (BI SIG) provided 3 activities at the annual EUNIS conference which were held online this year on 9-12 June 2020. See more here.
  • Business Intelligence (BI) SIG seminar: 3-4 February 2020, U. of Ghent, Belgium
  • EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group seminar Make data smart – a roadmap to the next level was held in Ghent, Belgium on 3-4 February 2020. Read the agenda.
  • Business Intelligence (BI) SIG pre-Congress workshop: 4 June 2019, Trondheim. Read the outcomes here.

BI Maturity Survey

As a starting point for further services, the core team initiated the first BI project to survey the occurrence and maturity of BI applications across European HEIs. To summarize, it aims for a continuously updated collection of maturity information, enabling participants to perform a self-assessment and benchmark of its BI maturity level against other HEI, both actually and over time.  The results of the survey were presented at the BI Working Group Conference held on 6-7 March 2014 in Paris.

The following EUNIS BI workshop on Institutional Intelligence in Universities was held at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, on May 20th 2015. More information here.


The workshop Adding value to the University through BI and analytics aimed to gather all BI enthusiasts to meet up and share experiences related to BI and analytics in University governance and decision-making.  This highly interactive workshop gave the opportunity to share own experiences and learn from others what they consider to be best practice and next practice for BI and analytics. Read more here.

EUNIS Learning & Teaching and the BI group ran a workshop on The A-Z of Learning Analytics, Manchester, UK, 7th November 2017. Read more information here.

You will find more outputs from the BI SIG in the Activities section.

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