Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

International student ID aims for a greater purpose

Monday, April 5, 2010

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) issued to students in Taiwan has now become a multi-purpose card, according to a Taiwan news report.

Previously used by traveling students to obtain cheaper flights, the card can now be used as a student ID, an Easy Card for public transportation and an I-cash card, for making small purchases.


So far five schools in Taiwan have signed on to use the ISIC and more are planning to join, says the director of the Kang Wen Culture and Education Foundation.

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The education authority of China has revealed plans to assign every primary and secondary student in the country with a unique ID number.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered its disparate, provincial education departments to work with public security authorities to verify student IDs in their respective jurisdictions. The new initiative will begin with students that are soon to graduate from primary, junior and senior high schools.

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University of Queensland students who use public transit to get to campus can be fined $227 if they fail to present the new Tertiary Transport Concession Card, their university ID and their Go Card while using public transport.

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The state road transport of Kolhapur, a province of southwest India, is simplifying student travel with a new smart card system and production facility.

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Shuttle Computer Group and ScholarChip have partnered to create a new kiosk that can help school administrators to monitor student and staff attendance.

ScholarChip’s Safety and Operations System will now leverage Shuttle’s X50 all-in-one computer, and together with ScholarChip’s software and accessories, has created a portable, multi-purpose kiosk that captures attendance at a rate more than 40 students per minute.

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The CBORD Group announced that the GET platform, used at colleges across the country, is available as a native smart phone app putting student services at their fingertips 24/7. The platform also supports MICROS order integration enabling online and mobile orders on campus or off.

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In Georgia, Chattooga County School officials are planning to use new student ID cards to help track students as they board and depart school buses.

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