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Universities Need to Harmonise Timetabling Software for Overseas Campuses to Remain Competitive

ChineseCambridge, UK 18 September, 2012 – Universities need to harmonise timetabling software for overseas campuses to remain competitive claims Scientia – a global leader in the provision of smart resource management solutions. Internationalisation is a trend that is set to continue going forward, as universities compete to attract students from all over the world. Universities are expanding overseas and establishing campuses abroad. Some are engaging with the private sector to offer more specialised education. Others have built joint ventures with institutions overseas to extend their brands and allow students to gain a degree from an English university.

Scientia is planning to translate its Enterprise Foundation timetabling software into several more languages, in addition to the 15 that the software is already available in. The new languages are Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. The translation of the software into additional languages is not only essential for customers in local markets but will enable customers wishing to set up campuses abroad to use the same software in local languages.

Scientia helps future proof universities by providing software with a web front end to help students located anywhere in the world to select their modules and activities and to allow staff and students to book rooms online. Its timetabling software takes into account student choices and the resources available to help produce a clash-free coherent timetable.

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