February 09, 2012 10:54 ET

The State of Vaud University of Teacher Education (HEP Vaud) has Selected Jahia 6.5 for Its New Online Presence

HEP Vaud corporate website and future student portal have been launched and will be gradually adding four other portals dedicated to the other target groups of this institution: pedagogical practitioners, students, teachers and employees.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2012) - Jahia, the creator of Open Source CMS solutions for the next generation, announced today the new online presence of HEP Vaud in Switzerland created with Jahia 6.5. As teacher training institution HEP Vaud has launched its new corporate website (http://www.hepl.ch) and its first public portal for future students (http://futur-etudiant.hepl.ch).

In 2012, HEP Vaud plans to launch a second public portal dedicated to pedagogical practitioners. The portals for its three internal sections - students, teachers, and employees, will follow in near future.

Background and Details

HEP Vaud previously had a corporate site with Typo3 and an extranet using Java technology to gather the information of its audience.

The choice to redesign HEP Vaud online presence was guided by the need for better targeting of information made available by the public as well as the necessity to manage information more efficiently. The project team therefore started searching for a more versatile solution that would enable them to create websites and thematic portals.

Bertrand Mure, Project Manager for HEP Vaud website: "In our opinion, Jahia 6.5 is the solution that better integrates CMS and enterprise portal features in a single product. We have made this choice by looking to the future, deciding to base our websites and portals on a modular architecture that has scalable abilities and is able to smoothly integrate into our information system." He adds, "We will soon be working on the evaluation of Jahia's groupware modules."

"The selection criteria used by HEP Vaud truly confirms our vision of the convergence of the needs of businesses: their web projects not only have a growing need for solutions that cover all WCMS features, portal and document management, but also to integrate collaborative and social tools their users expect. We had this unique vision in mind when creating Jahia 6.5 - the tool that is the answer to these needs by providing a powerful and modular open source platform where these features are already unified both technically for our integrators and ergonomically for our end users," says Elie Auvray, President of Jahia Solutions Group SA.

About HEP Vaud

The state of Vaud University for Teacher Education (HEP Vaud) has two major objectives:

  • offering academic education to future teachers and delivering postgraduate and continuing education to professionals in practice.
  • stimulating the field of research and development in education sciences, particularly in international research projects, and offering a set of pedagogical resources for professionals.

HEP Vaud is an important actor of the Swiss HEP network. It is also developing stronger national and international connections. In 2012 there are a total of 1800 students, 400 teachers in postgraduate programmes, 240 trainers, 830 pedagogical practitioners, 45 administrative and technical staff members, and 7000 professionals in continuing education. There are about 111,000 pupils benefiting from the trained HEP Vaud teachers.

About Jahia

Jahia's next-generation, open source CMS stems from a widely acknowledged vision of enterprise application convergence - web, search, document, social and portal - unified by the simplicity of web content management. Structured around Jahia Extended Content Management (xCM), the Jahia Studio IDE, Jahiapps social and collaboration capabilities and based on a powerful Composite Content Management platform, Jahia brings a unique modularity to the Java development arena. It is the tool of choice for building innovative user experiences for virtually any type of web application at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. Founded in 2002 in Switzerland, Jahia has its North American headquarters in Washington DC, and offices in Canada and throughout Europe. Jahia has over 350 customers in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com.

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