Higher education websites require sophisticated architecture that is capable of handling a diverse set of challenges on a daily basis. Some of these challenges include operational governance, serving a diverse set of content to visitors and at the same time acting as a "front of house" platform for prospective students and potential business partners.
The TYPO3 Higher Education Package is specifically designed to meet the demands placed on institutions within this sector. The package is based on Europe's leading enterprise content management system "TYPO3". The Higher Education package includes bespoke features, preconfigured settings and a unique five-year guarantee that consists of regular updates, a service hotline and helps sustain the long term development of TYPO3.
This purpose-built "all-in-one" package provides a cost effective platform that is secure, accessible and always up-to-date.
quick and easy implementing
features that higher educational institutions need
updatable, customizable and extendable
multi-language in both frontend and backend
professional support for at least five years
regular security updates
quick implementation of entire projects
complete freedom in the structural and visual display
easy to handle without programming knowledge
all of TYPO3’s advantages
simple maintenance and handling
completely individual design and further development
(design and menu navigation are expandable)
technical support by any TYPO3 service provider or in-house
no contractual constraints
participation in decision-making of further development
low installation and running costs
significantly reduced project and development time
based on open source, no fees for CMS or licences
low total cost of ownership
secured website life span
low costs for training and maintenance
The TYPO3 Higher Education Package benefits from having two separate teams that maintain the product. The Higher Education Package Team focus on developing specific features for the higher education market including Shibboleth login functionality and several other interfaces to existing systems. In addition to this, the Higher Education Package receives all of the updates and features that are developed and released for TYPO3's core.
Every user is able to take part and contribute towards the Higher Education Package. Feedback is encouraged and every user is entitled to vote and help decided what new features are developed and decide how they are prioritized. Throughout the year a list of planned projects are made available to users and put to a vote. The features with the highest number of votes receives the higher priority.