CASE STUDY

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CASE STUDY

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University of Agder offers all their students access to academic and student social events using Uniby Agder built on the Uniby Platform

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USERS
SCREEN VIEWS
EVENTS HOSTED
LOCATIONS VISITED
YEARS RUNNING UNIBY
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COMPANY
The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway and is located on two campuses. The university has 12.000 students and 1.100 faculty and staff members.

http://uia.no

CAMPUSES
Grimstad
Kristiansand

INDUSTRY
Education

"Uniby has been a user-friendly and reliable solution developed with UiA based on a need to inform students about activities happening on and off campus. During study start Uniby is an important communication channel for UiA. The service has been developed as a result of an UiA student's idea and represents both innovation and creativity."

"Uniby has been a user-friendly and reliable solution developed with UiA based on a need to inform students about activities happening on and off campus. During study start Uniby is an important communication channel for UiA. The service has been developed as a result of an UiA student's idea and represents both innovation and creativity."

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Tord Tjeldnes, IT Director at University of Agder

Challenge

UiA will be an open and inclusive university, characterized by collaboration culture. Knowledge is shared when employees, students and the environment challenge each other. Together with the environment, UiA will create new methods for internal and external cooperation.

UiA wants regional, national and global cooperation to contribute to new perspectives and solutions for the future society. UiA will be a driving force for the development of society, culture and business.

Solution

Together with UiA we extended the Sjapper Platform to support their educational needs, e.g. targeting students at multiple campuses, featured content, campus maps and more. This became the Uniby Platform that we now run UiAs Uniby Agder applications on, a complete responsive website and iOS and Android applications using their branding and data. The university's stakeholders was invited to Uniby and uses the website to publish content like events and offers to students. The events calendar is integrated with the university's internal calendar.

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Students may use their Feide (UNINETT's federated authentication service) account as Single-Sign-On from Uniby to access all other student services. This was enabled by making Uniby Agder a certified service at UNINETT's service platform Dataporten (Norwegian for "data gate"), a shared component of the education sector which connects data sources and end-user applications.

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Internal and external organizers publishes events and offers to the app

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Students explore, purchases tickets and offers, and discovers new locations

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Students access internal services, uni website and campus map from the app

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Sleepy students are awakened using instant targeted push messages

Result

A first mover in Norway with new innovative value proposition.

UiA is the first university to unite and provide all their stakeholders with a unified channel and tool to reach their students. And provide their students a single source, the Uniby Agder mobile application, for access to all required and updated information for them to have a great student life.

Instant communication tool

With mobile Push messaging, selected personell can reach out to thousands of students in a matter of seconds.

Content control

As owner of the communication platform, the University has digital control over content delivery from all stakeholders to students.

Engaged and happy students

Students stay informed and up to date on what is going on and become more social and satisfied. 97% of Uniby Agder users recommends the app to others.

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Unite campus with town

"With Uniby the students always have a buddy in their pocket. One who tells you what happens, when it happens, where it happens and how you get there.
Uniby connects the university and university city."

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Beate Andreassen, Head of Student Service Centre at University of Agder

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