Visionaire delivers connected campus for UAEU
Visionaire has completed the latest phase of its project supplying IT and AV tools to the UAEU to advance presentation capabilities and create a paperless learning environment. Anna Mitchell heads to Al Ain to explore the university’s male campus.
In 2011 the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) opened the doors to its female campus at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi. IT and AV integration works that would allow the university to deliver a “paperless and inkless” teaching environment were carried out by Dubai headquartered integrator Visionaire.
The self-contained campus housed residential buildings, teaching rooms and lecture halls as well as leisure and sports facilities and scooped an InAVation Award for the most InAVative Education Project at the 2012 ceremony.
Visionaire continued to support and work with the University and two years after the female campus opened they unveiled its male counterpart. There are about 12,000 women and 5,000 men enrolled at UAEU but, apart from a difference in scale, the intention was to deliver virtually the same experience in both campuses.
In the more recently built male campus the latest technologies were utilised and installed but the principles behind the functionality and design were largely mirrored from the original female campus.
To explore the installation at the male campus in-depth read the full article in InAVate Active.
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