SECC Officially Released version 1.0 of the Smart University Reference Architecture (SURA)

22 April 2019

The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) officially launches its Smart University Reference Architecture (SURA) version 1.0.
SURA is designed to represent the road map for the digital transformation towards smart universities with their capabilities and services.
Eng. Hala Al Gohary, Acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency -ITIDA, commenting on this saying that the initiative is driven by our affiliate body SECC with the aim of helping Egyptian universities to transform into smart ones.
She also pointed out that SECC has already succeeded in bringing the architecture in action with Misr International University (MIU) and accordingly we will witness the first smart university in Egypt soon.
Education is a critical sector for the sustainable development and it has a great potential to achieve valuable and strategic outcomes by adopting technology and digital transformation strategies.
The initiative is part of Egypt’s endeavors to build knowledge society through developing the outputs of universities and raising the education process efficiency for a better future of higher education.
The model focuses on 6 main pillars: Smart Learning, Smart Assessment, Smart Classroom, Smart Support, Smart Operations, and Smart Campus. With 38 capabilities, SURA represents the practical framework for developing the different aspects in the smart university.
SURA is the realization of a blend of various best practice frameworks and models including TOGAF enterprise architecture framework, COBIT®, ITIL®, and IT4IT framework.

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