How to get started: How to build your Smart Campus
In Germany, tuition-free universities have led to enrolment success for international students. Yet this also creates new challenges – such as a lack of revenue to fund research. A network of intelligent buildings could provide a remedy here. It reduces operating costs on campus while providing a platform for innovation and technology for both faculty and students.
- New learning models on a Smart Campus
The use of networked computer technology is creating new learning models that fit the lifestyle of digital natives. If every university student has access to audio and video conferencing tools at any time, they can initiate or participate in a collaborative work session in seconds. This also allows several students to work together on the same project without having to be in the same physical location. What’s more, neither the students nor the teachers suffer from the loss of physical presence in exceptional situations.
- Digital portals
Digital portals are already widespread, not only in companies. Most universities already use digital learning management systems. This way, students can easily access the portals at any time and from any personal device. Grades, assignments, syllabus, documents – everything is available to students.
- Keyless access and access management
SAG Smart Access offers digital access solutions consisting of software and hardware – from stand-alone options to networked systems for doors and lockers and their integration into technology-controlled operating platforms – both on university campuses and for student housing. The goal is efficient organisation and automation of buildings and universities. For example, staff and students on a Smart Campus have secure access to doors, lockers and furniture, as well as the resources protected behind them. Access is possible from anywhere – directly from the smartphone, individual permissions, time-limited and provided in real time.