The GermanUniversity of Technology (GUtech) has selected the PowerCAMPUS Unified Digital Campus (UDC) from SunGard Higher Education, a global provider of software solutions and information technology management services, to help create a center of excellence in technology studies, research and innovation. GUtech is Oman’s first internationally accredited private university.
The PowerCAMPUS UDC is a complete ERP solution for small and mid-sized schools. Built on Microsoft technologies and integrated with Microsoft Dynamics, it will help GUtech meet growing demands for improved accountability, performance and productivity. By automating core processes and improving interactions for constituents across the campus community, the solution will help deliver the kind of learning experience needed to produce qualified graduates with a strong sense of responsibility for business and industry. “GUtech is committed to providing a higher education environment that is consistent with world-class standards and best practices. We have applied the German value of precision in our search and selection for the right IT vendors to help us deliver on our strategic objectives and we are pleased to have chosen the best mix of solutions from SunGard Higher Education and Microsoft,” said Dr. Barbara Stauble, vice rector for academic affairs, GUtech.
With the help of Information Management Solutions (IMS), an experienced implementer of software solutions, GUtech will deploy SunGard Higher Education’s PowerCAMPUS and Microsoft’s Dynamics solutions in a multi-phase project. The first phase will establish a solid base of administration by automating creation and maintenance of records, tracking and managing registration, and monitoring academic progress in a period of strong institutional growth.
The project will enhance GUtech’s role as a regional leader in technology and help staff access accurate information to facilitate timely decision making. Some of the new online services GUtech plans to provide through the PowerCAMPUS UDC include enrollment management, online registration, automated scheduling and online degree audits.
Mathew Boice, vice president of sales EMEA and general manager for Middle East, SunGard Higher Education, said, “Higher education in the Sultanate of Oman has grown rapidly and now includes more than fifty institutions. In an environment of maturing program offerings available to Omani students, GUtech sets a new marker for quality, European collaboration, and international accreditation. PowerCAMPUS will help GUtech build and sustain a world-class learning environment by bringing together people, processes and technology to help measurably improve performance.”
“We recognize the need for more research and technology focused institutions like GUtech in the region and we are committed to supporting this vision,” Mr. Boice added.
GUtech is the first of its kind in the region and has grown significantly in the last three years since its inception. The institution is a symbol of the growing cooperation and cultural exchange between Germany and Oman. With a strong focus on applied studies in the areas of geosciences, information technology, sustainable tourism, urban planning and architectural design, GUtech offers students a world-class education opportunity in Oman. Three Engineering programs are planned to start before the end of 2010.