Modern universities are nowadays in global competition for the best students, respected teachers and innovative researchers. A major asset in this competition is an attractive and inviting campus which supports the people. To increase the campus attractiveness universities provide innovative services like course information and registration, campus navigation, building and room information and registration and even authentication, authorization and payment with the aim to provide the best learning, living and working environment on their campus.The current situation with campus services is that they are proprietary and usually closed systems for each university. Sometimes even proprietary hardware like identity cards are used. Doing some parts of one’s studies abroad introduces a lot of administrational overhead, burdening the universities as well as the students. Often special digital services of the university abroad can’t even be accessed. So to make universities more attractive to visiting people, like the participants in EU student exchange programmes like SOKRATES, ERASMUS or TEMPUS, it is essential to lower the administrational overhead and to make access to digital campus services more convenient.Students are bonded to their home university by being initially equipped with assets like identity cards, authentication accounts and sometimes even electronic devices like smartphones, tablets or even laptops to access the campus services. When participating in a student exchange program, the student has to replace all these assets, and start in a remote campus from the beginning. In the best case this is time consuming, in some cases it is error-prone and causes additional administration expenses when exchanging course qualification data, and sometimes all of this is frustrating.The Educational Campus Federation Service aims to support the cooperation of universities by simplifying the establishment of interoperability between remote campus services. Assets like identity cards or service clients shall be usable in remote campus environments, without being reconfigured or even replaced.
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