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University Alliances members can attend the Higher Education Research and User Group

Some excellent news for University Aliances member universities!

As a trial for 2014 the SAP Higher Education and Research User Group, HERUG, has opened its’ doors to members of the global University Alliances program so that they can attend the annual HERUG Conference which is held this year at the University of Montevideo, Uruguay. Previous HERUG events have taken place at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Johns Hopkins University, Maastricht University and the National University of Singapore.

HERUG brings together universities that use SAP to administer various aspects of their university ranging from Human Capital Management through to Financial Control and many flavours of SAP deployment in between. However the now large number of universities that use SAP for these purposes combined with the over 1,500 universities that are members of the global University Alliances program means that in many cases there are potentially two deep wells of SAP knowledge that may in some cases not even be aware of the existence of one another. The benefits of bringing these two groups together are manifest and include being able to offer teaching, personal development and public visibility opportunities to ‘behind-the-scenes’ IT personnel upon whom the management of a university depends through lecture and speaking engagements and involvement in research; opportunities for lecturers to draw on their own university as a case study of a strategic SAP implementation including all of the lessons learnt; bringing to the attention of students that SAP is ‘real’ – that it touches their own lives even before they have begun their own careers in earnest.

University Alliances members can now attend the annual HERUG Conference which this year will be held from April 29th – May 1st. There will also be two slots for the presentation of papers from University Alliances members so any UA members that would like to engage with the wider HERUG community can submit a paper using the method outlined below.



Call for presentations – HERUG 2014 Event

We are pleased to announce the Call For Presentations is now open!

We are looking for informative, insightful, real life experiences of your institutions interactions with SAP.

Tell us what you have learned, the successes, the failures, the enhancements and how it all relates to Higher Education and SAP.  We want to hear from you!

Please submit your abstract by email to  by February 28th, 2014.

Send us a title and a few lines describing the content. We’re looking forward to making this an exciting and useful experience for all.  Thank you for your dedication and commitment to HERUG and SAP. See you in Montevideo!

About the University of Montevideo

Founded in 1986, the Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is a non-profit organization committed to academic excellence, research, technological innovation, and social responsibility. Its main objective is to promote a culture of work and service through excellence in all academic endeavors.

The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the IEEM Business School, the School of Business Administration and Economics, the School of Communications, the School of Engineering, the Law School, the School of Humanities, and the Center for Biomedical Sciences.

The Universidad de Montevideo has grown to be nationally and internationally respected. Both in 2012 and 2013, the QS Latin American University Ranking rated it the top private university in Uruguay. UM students and graduates are in demand because of her high quality of education.

To learn more on the University of Montevideo: (spanish) (english)

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