ITG4TU project partners make their third Best Practices visit to the Østfold University College in Halden

A Erasmus+ Project belonging to Capacity Building, in the field of Higher Education

Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College

P.O.Box 700

NO-1757 Halden, Norway

On 7th to 11th May, the ITG4TU consortium, mostly with their internal team formation, visited the Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College (OUC) on the score of study Best Practices on IT Governance. The aim of the visit is to know firsthand a real case study about a governance framework implantation based on ISO 38500 standard.

Participants from University of Gabes, University of La Manouba, University Tunis El Manar and University of Sfax were welcomed by Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, as a representative of OUC. They had the oportunity to meet with the CIO, who explained in detail the OUC operation, the Rector Hans Andreas Blom who explained the OUC governance structure, its studies and infrastructure, the Research Director Trine Eker Christoffersen who presented the main studies an new lines of research, and the IT Dean Harald Holone who specified more about IT studies and research.

Furthermore, the attendants took advantage of the visit to work on the framework to be applied in each Tunisian university and the current status of their IT governance. EU partnes review their document already sent and gave some improvement recommendations. They could also prepare some deliverables related to dissemination activities and to sustain it in the future. Different activities and exercises were proposed by the animators to better understanding the status of the project and what are the first steps needed towards its completion.

IT Governance for Tunisian Universities

This project is aimed to gather a set of researchers from four universities with a wide experience in developing and deploying ITG framework models from 3 different countries (Spain, Germany and Norway) to develop, adapt and test a new ITG framework to be implemented in HEIs in Tunisia. Expected results of this project include a better governance model for IT in Tunisian HEIs as well as an overall modernization of the governance processes for HEIs and a contribution of the cooperation between EU and Tunisia.

Event date: 07/05/2018

Publication date: 10/05/2018