ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management and the Vodafone Portugal Foundation have launched a free app which encourages real-time communication and reduces the distance between the school’s students, faculty members and administrative departments.
In a ground-breaking initiative in Portugal, this app provides a map of the ISEG campus to guide users as they move across the University campus, between buildings and inside them, showing students the routes to follow, for example, to lecture halls, auditoriums, the canteen or the library.
The new app allows users to consult curriculum content, classifications and final grades, deadlines for handing in assignments, class timetables, students’ accounts, books available in the library, canteen menus and parking availability, make real-time declarations and receive notifications about important deadlines that must be met.
Available for iOS and Android, this bilingual app is intended to contribute to improving students’ relationships with the school, smooth the induction of new students, particularly foreign students, and optimise communication flows.
Attended by around five thousand students from more than 50 nationalities enrolled on seven first degrees, 20 master’s degrees, eight doctoral programs, 28 postgraduate courses, an MBA and several short courses, ISEG, in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, is aiming to make life easier and increase the satisfaction and motivation of students and the entire school body, while also enhancing the technological dimension within the University.
The Vodafone Foundation is a key tool in the development of the company’s Social Responsibility strategy, with particular emphasis on partnerships and projects in the area of education and those aimed at young people, such as this new ISEG app.
About the Vodafone Foundation
In a challenging economic and social context, the Vodafone Portugal Foundation has reorganised its priority action areas to adapt them to changes in the community in which it operates. In education, initiatives include the Design The Future platform to support young people in exploring career choices, with more than 150 videos and reports on various occupations and education options.
ISEG is part of the University of Lisbon, the highest placed Portuguese university in international rankings, 160th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016. Formed 105 years ago, ISEG is the school with the highest output of scientific production in the areas of management, economics and mathematics applied to economics and management in Portugal. Currently, it has 243 faculty members, 80% of whom have a PhD. The ISEG campus is situated in Lisbon, near the Assembly of the Republic. (www.iseg.ulisboa.pt)