ECCA Campus Card State-of-the Art Survey

The report on the findings of the survey commissioned by ECCA in 2016 to determine the current state-of-the-art and the potential future requirements for eID credentials and campus card systems in Europe and beyond has been recently published.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the findings and reflects the views and opinions of a wide range of educational institutions.

The global participation of 28 countries in the survey, comprising of 181 educational institutions, of which 129 were European institutions, provided a wide base for data collection. The findings from the data provided from the European Institutions indicated no significant deviation when compared with the data provided by the other global institutions. It is clearly evident that the requirements of campus card systems are similar on a global basis, particularly with regard to their future needs and requirements of eID credentials.


The objective of the survey focused on establishing the current state-of-the-art of the following:
(i) Details on existing Campus Card system
(ii) Card Issuing, Personalisation and Requirements
(iii) Value load and Payments
(iv) Mobile devices and Applications
(v) Interoperability and standards
(vi) Card Validation, Authentication and Self Service Kiosks
(vii) Details and plans of campuses without a card system


Overall the survey has provided valuable information on the current state-of-the-art in campus card systems. It has also provided an insight into the educational members’ vision with regard to their future needs and requirements of eID credentials and campus card systems. These findings, in addition to assisting our educational and corporate membership, will assist ECCA’s research and innovation programme, particularly in the area of promoting the concept of a common eID solution that will achieve interoperability between institutions on a cross-border basis.
ECCA would like to acknowledge and thank the educational institutions who participated in this survey. Their assistance has enabled ECCA to establish a valuable depository of information which will be of valuable assistance to the on-going development of eID credentials and campus card systems.

The University Smart Card adapts to the digital era

Over twenty years have passed since Banco Santander issued its first University Smart Card (USC) in 1995 for the University of Cantabria, Spain.

Nowadays, Santander issues 9.1, million USCs in 279 universities over 11 countries. These cards, are not only used to provide university credentials but also allow users to borrow books, access different university locations, provide electronic signatures, access academic records, use the card as an electronic wallet, receive discounts from shops, pay for public transport or use it as a debit card, amongst other options.

In line with the philosophy and objectives of Banco Santander, the University
Smart Card is undergoing a huge technological development to become a state-of-the-art card used in universities. One of the biggest innovations, is the development of the USC app available for Android and iPhone and a pilot development in wearables (smartwatch and bracelet).
Students have changed and also have changed their needs. The penetration of smartphones is growing and growing and it has become the most used device. Therefore, Santander has developed the USC app to allow access to services on and off campus anytime and anywhere with the aim of creating a digital ecosystem that makes student life easier.

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An Appreciation: Tom Watkins, Emory University

The European Campus Card Association is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Tom Watkins who died on 22nd December 2016.

Tom was and a great friend of our association. a gentleman of the highest integrity. An outstanding leader who provided unstinting dedication to serving his country for 41 years in the USAF Reserves and also serving the community at Emory University for over 34 years. For almost a decade, Tom attended our annual conference each year. In May 2016 at our last conference in Wroclaw Poland, he delivered an inspiring presentation on the Rollout of Mobile Phone Applications at Emory University.

We all have fond memories of Tom and it was a privilege to know him, his company was enjoyed by all of us over the years. A great servant of the campus card industry, his presence and contribution will be sadly missed by his many colleagues throughout Europe.


On behalf of our association, I extend our deepest sympathy to Tom’s family, his friends and his work colleagues at Emory University.

Sinead Nealon
Secretary General
European Campus Card Association

ECCA Survey 2016 Report

The European Campus Card Association (ECCA) is dedicated to providing a networking platform for its members (both educational and corporate) that facilitates the on-going development of partnerships and the exchange of information between higher education institutions and the campus card industry.

As part of this process, ECCA commissioned a survey in April 2016 to determine the current state-of-the-art and the potential future requirements for eID credentials and campus card systems in Europe and beyond. The findings from the survey, which involved 181 education institutions from 28 countries, reflects the views and opinions of a wide range of educational institutions. These findings will assist ECCA’s research and innovation programme, particularly in the area of establishing common platforms to facilitate the interoperability of campus systems, together with promoting the concept of a common eIDsolution that will achieve interoperability between institutions on a cross-border basis.

Survey Report Summary

ECCA Members can access to the full report from the Resources Section\Documents\Reports (need login)

About Us

The mission of the association is to assist the institutions of higher education in the Member States of the European Union and other European Countries to implement and operate campus card programmes by facilitating information exchange, by developing European standards where appropriate and by acting as a forum for interaction between the institutions and other agencies with an interest in campus card applications in Higher Education.

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