Attractive universities

Adding a huge value for universities

The attractive university campus of tomorrow is digital, agile, and flexible. With Its smart infrastructure, it supports innovative ways of teaching, studying, and research, while, at the same time, managing costs and supporting the efficient use of resources. We are offering a fully integrated, bespoke end-to-end solution, in this way combining renewable and intelligent energy supply and energy efficiency, smart buildings, and e-mobility charging solutions across the entire university campus to create more caring environments that understand and manage changing conditions and requirements, support the people who use them, and make lives better.

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Creating additional value for universities

A smart campus is attractive to students and staff and helps position an educational institution as innovative and responsible: It sets new standards in terms of comfort, sustainability, safety and security, and adaptability.

Where are university campuses heading?

"Smart university campuses stand out. They are environments that care about their users, their communities, and the world around them. We take pride in supporting universities to create and operate such campuses that excel in both efficiency and sustainability."

 

Matthias Rebellius, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure

Portfolio

One-stop solutions for smart university campuses

Our range of products, solutions, and services enables the integrated control and management of the complete energy, building, safety and security, and e-mobility infrastructure of a campus – throughout the entire lifecycle.

Planning, consulting, and simulation

Optimizing power system and building performance 

With up-to-date market and technology expertise and powerful simulation tools, our consultants support you in optimizing your power system and your buildings with regard to your individual technical and economic targets. Our services comprise strategic advice and grid design as well as control and automation concepts for both power and building infrastructures.

Power generation

Distributed energy systems create extra value

In the wake of the ongoing decentralization of the energy system, more and more campuses are using local energy solutions to produce the electricity they need. But there’s even more in it: With the help of distributed energy systems, campuses gain more independence from energy suppliers and establish a highly sustainable, cost-efficient, and remarkably more resilient power supply. It even becomes possible for campuses to actively participate in the energy market, as any generated surplus can be fed into the power grid and sold to the market – an attractive opportunity to create additional revenue. 

Energy management

Microgrids for cost-effective, sustainable, reliable power

Microgrids contain all the elements of complex energy systems, they maintain the balance between generation and consumption, and they can operate on and/or off grid. More and more campus operators are using microgrids to produce the electricity they need cost-effectively, sustainably, and reliably.

Energy storage

Energy storage solutions for any requirements

Energy storage solutions for industry, infrastructure, and private individuals: fast, flexible and reliable.

eMobility

Inspiring students for the mobility of tomorrow

Considering the important role of eMobility within urban spaces like campuses, the infrastructure for electric mobility must satisfy the requirements of the grid, but also meet the needs of all the people operating in a modern university campus.

Grid connection and smart electrification

An effective, reliable, and safe power supply is the operational backbone of a campus. A smart electrification system covers everything from medium-voltage switchgear all the way to low-voltage switchboards and busbar trunking systems and makes use of smart software tools and applications.

Smart buildings

Increasing building performance, efficiency, and adaptability

We spend up to 90 percent of our lives in buildings, and we believe that everything people do in life deserves a perfect place to do it - smart buildings are an active contributor to the experience and success of its stakeholders.

Safety and security

Comprehensive protection for people and assets

Security is one of the most important enablers for the way we live and do business in a globalized world. Digitalization impacts all industries and is a powerful catalyst and enabler of change. The global security landscape and its demands are changing, protection through advanced security management and services means safeguarding the basis of sustained competitiveness and business continuity of our customers.

Services

Analyzing and utilizing what buildings can share

Every system and component within the buildings of a smart campus creates numerous data that can be collected, analyzed, and used to gain actionable insights. Building Twin, the application of digital twins of buildings to provide relevant data across the building lifecycle, and BIM, a collaborative process that is the core for the digitalization of the construction industry, help create safe, efficient buildings that continuously interact, learn, and adapt to new requirements.

IoT infrastructure

IoT solutions for campuses

Campus is an autonomous living and learning hub within a modern metropolitan city – that generates huge volumes of data. Processed in a smart way, this data can be used to optimize campus life. Next generation Campus Control Centers increase convenience, security and well-being – while saving time and, e.g., energy resources. Proactive decision making and fast response is enabled by valuable insights – provided right on time.

Financing

Making investments easy

Campuses by their very nature have a difficult challenge of housing, catering and employing thousands of people at a time. Many are looking to smart technology to help them run more efficiently, reduce costs and better serve their inhabitants. Smart and flexible financing solutions are a key enabler to stay ahead of the curve.

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham partners with Siemens to create the smartest university campus in the world

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Siemens, is combining digital sensor and analytic technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralised energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ behaviour to transform the University’s Edgbaston and Dubai campuses into the world’s smartest global campus, creating a ‘Living Lab’ where research, teaching and learning all benefit from access to new data and connectivity. 

grid interactive building

Turning buildings into a source of energy: The grid interactive building

The energy system is changing. The decarbonization of energy is a critical transition that is reshaping all organizations. Driven by climate policy, enabled by the decentralization of energy generation and digitalization of buildings and systems. Decarbonization of energy use is more technically feasible than ever before.

Support

Everything it takes to make a campus smart

A truly smart campus combines the physical and digital worlds to leverage its full potential – from planning and implementation to financing and all the way to maintenance. Our expert support helps educational institutions make the most of what is possible by delivering a completely integrated solution that focuses on achieving the maximum with the help of cutting-edge technology.

Services for smart campuses of educational institutions

Be it planning, construction, or operation: A Smart Campus requires the interaction of numerous trades in order to unfold its benefits to the full. With its long-standing experience in managing and integrating complex projects, along with profound expertise in the fields of energy, building technology, digitalization, and even financing, Siemens is ideally positioned to support educational institutions throughout the entire lifecycle of a smart campus. The Siemens experts are always at your disposal to help you enhance the performance of your buildings, develop and operate adequate mobility solutions, create the degree of flexibility that’s required to enable change and innovation, and meet even ambitious sustainability and green energy goals. They’ll even be at your side when it comes to understanding the complex investment decisions behind the various technologies and identify viable financing models.

References

Smart campuses around the world

Several universities and other educational institutions have already set out on the road to a smart future. Discover their approach and the benefits they are reaping today.

Discover more about smart campuses

Whether for educational institutions, for districts and cities, for industrial enterprises, or in mixed-use settings: Digital, agile, and flexible smart campuses improve the life and work of people. They support communities, businesses, and the environment in many different ways. Discover how we are harnessing technology and our expertise to create more caring environments in a huge range of applications.

Smart campus solutions