Campus France is the French Agency for the promotion of French higher education, which welcomes and organizes international mobility of students and researchers.
As part of its mission to promote French higher education, Campus France provides foreign students with all the information they need to choose France to study away from home. To help them choose their academic institution in full knowledge of the facts, Campus France has created a set of information sheets on the different higher education campuses (profile, training courses on offer, strengths, legal status, etc.) and the reception facilities available for foreign students (existence of a reception desk, accommodation capacity, campus infrastructure, etc.).
To help Campus France produce these information sheets, J2S developed a software solution with the following constraints in mind:
There are many contributors and they should only have access to their own content;
The generation of the files must be able to respond to different usage: on-line publication, in print for events in France or abroad;
The information varies in types and length, but the final result must comply with a uniform looking design from one sheet to another;
Campus France targets an international audience, so it is necessary to generate information sheets in several languages.
The solution designed by J2S allows several hundred French academic institutions to connect and fill in the required information in 3 languages: French, English and Spanish. The input is then validated by a moderator within Campus France and the form is generated in various formats depending on the user’s choice:
In low definition PDF for online publishing on the internet
In high definition PDF;
InDesign source files.
The benefits of the J2S solution
This solution allows Campus France to automatically generate more than 500 “academic institution information sheets” in 3 different languages and more than 250 “welcome sheets” in 2 languages according to a predefined graphic design template without bothering the designer.
The update process is fast: it capitalizes on the existing text while allowing the moderator to see the modifications requested by the institution.
Campus France's thoughts on it
“J2S was able to take into account the specificities of promoting French higher education to an international audience. The result saves substantial costs and time to provide up-to-date information. J2S is very reactive and accompanies Campus France in the best delays to solve any issues we may have.”
Anne BENOIT, Publishing Manager, Campus France