Category Archives: smart campus

Smart Campus: a route using 4G and 5G to serve the Smart City

Jisc in partnership with GSA have published a new report by Esmat Mirzamany (Jisc) and Joe Barrett (GSA) on how universities and cities could work together to build a smart city taking advantage of the connectivity and computing capacity unleashed by the next generation (5G) mobile networks. “Smart City” has become a hot topic in … Read more

Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote

I was recently invited to give a ten minute keynote in trends in the intelligent campus space across higher education. There has been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Is it time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can … Read more

How are we doing?

Use case: Capturing Feedback on the Intelligent Campus What’s the Issue? As universities and colleges feel the pressure to provide an enhanced student experience the intelligent campus will play an increasingly important role. An acknowledged “great campus” will be a major asset. Students and staff can all help in developing a better campus, identifying issues … Read more

Building analytics

Use Case: Building analytics What’s the issue? Universities have large numbers of buildings of varying ages and conditions, spread over a wide geographic area, sometimes multiple campuses. Managing energy, waste and resources efficiently is important for a number of reasons, including financial pressures, environmental principles and regulations, and improved working conditions for campus users. What … Read more

Ensuring wellbeing

Use Case: Student Wellbeing on an Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? As well as enabling a student to achieve their academic goals, colleges and universities have a responsibility for a student’s wellbeing. Their health, both physical and mental, security and safety, are all important to institutions. The development of intelligent campuses can offer considerable support … Read more

In the city there’s a thousand faces, all shining bright

Use Case: Intelligent Campus, Smart City What’s the issue? The Wikipedia definition of a smart city is “an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets.” These developments are also directly applicable to college and university campuses. Additionally, … Read more

What do you mean all the rooms are booked?

Efficient spaces on the intelligent campus What’s the issue? When you move around a university or college campus do you notice rooms and spaces that are currently unused or underused? Is space being utilised well or for an activity for which it wasn’t designed? As a teacher or lecturer do you have rooms you dislike … Read more

I think I know the way!

Use Case: Intelligent mapping What’s the issue? Most universities and colleges provide good quality traditional campus maps on paper and electronically, however, these could be hugely enhanced using the technology and data that is increasingly available. Combining this data with smartphone apps and electronic signage will improve the experience of campus users. Whether using basic … Read more

Smart research

Use Case: Smart research on the Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? The Intelligent Campus is bringing together the features of the university campus with developments, such as the Internet of Things, to provide new research opportunities. An university campus offers an ideal environment for experimentation with a large population that is likely to be motivated … Read more