Within the framework of the VIII Eastern Economic Forum, Sberbank and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) opened a single high-tech center to manage the entire infrastructure of the university campus. The work of the Situation Center was controlled by Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sberbank, and Maxim Vedyashkin, Vice-Rector for Campus Management of FEFU.
The center works on the basis of the “Smart Campus” software solution, which FEFU and Sberbank jointly developed with the support of the state program “Priority – 2030”. The main goal, according to Maxim Vedyashkin, is to allow students and university staff to concentrate on academic tasks.
“The main thing is to make the infrastructure accessible to students and employees, “the campus in the palm of your hand” through mobile application services, so that we can see how effectively each square meter is used. So that a young scientist can access every scientific facility, no matter whether it is from the Far Eastern Federal University or the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Our task is to ensure that access to this state property is open and understandable. “People like to work in comfortable conditions and not think about economic and everyday problems,” said the FEFU vice-rector.
The “smart campus” will help reduce infrastructure maintenance and operation costs. Energy consumption alone can be reduced by 20% thanks to automatic lighting control, optimization of power supply, heat and water supply, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Thanks to the transition from reactive response to breakdowns to planned preventive maintenance, the efficiency of technical personnel, according to preliminary estimates, will increase by a third.
Management decisions will now be supported by reliable data on campus health. This information is structured and presented in customizable dashboards in the Situation Center.
The developers also took care of security: access to territory and tasks is now carried out via Face ID, and smart cameras provide a “seamless” transition between objects, without the need for passes at each door.
By monitoring the flow of people and vehicles, it will be easier to schedule transfers that operate on campus.
In total, there are more than 900 public and 200 private universities in Russia. Stanislav Kuznetsov noted that the Smart Campus product can be implemented in any of them:
“The scale of FEFU is very large: a large number of engineering systems, facilities, buildings and various properties that need to be managed. This is the largest university in the country in terms of infrastructure that was able to produce such a unique product. And, of course, the replication of the “Smart Campus” is demanded. Work will continue in this direction. After all, this is not just a high-tech solution, but it cares about the person, the ultimate beneficiary of any digital product.”
The potential for the implementation of this unique solution is enormous: in Russia alone in 2024-2025, eight new-type campuses will be opened within the framework of the federal project “Development of infrastructure for scientific research and personnel training”, and in De By 2030 the plan foresees the launch of 22 more.