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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Coop bookstore, a retail store serving the campus’ student body, is now accepting bitcoin payments for apparel, textbooks, school supplies and more.

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Rutgers University has approved a new student preferred name policy that will enable students to use preferred names instead of legal names on official class rosters, the university’s learning resource management system Sakai and the Rutgers Electronic Grading and Information System.

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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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St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have launched the new Universal Pass initiative, which enables SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their university ID as they board.

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