Inclusion in development: Our inclusive and holistic approach at Studo

Inclusion is one of Studo's five core values. We strive to be inclusive in everything we do – everything from our software architecture to our accessible app and our collaboration with universities.


from Isabella Zick

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For Studo, inclusion takes place on many levels. We would like to introduce five of these dimensions in this blog post.

Inclusion in all projects

Whenever we develop new features for our app, we do so in a steady feedback process with our app users and university partners. We develop our additional modules by actively working together with universities. For example with University of Applied Sciences CAMPUS 02, which had the idea for an app for its staff. With rough outlines of the use cases, we developed a staff app and improved it in an agile way considering the feedback from the university's staff.

Other ideas that we realised together with universities are the Workload Assessment, the Studo Newsroom or the Digital Attendance List.

Inclusive development

When a university collaborates with Studo, no additional effort is required from the university's IT department. The Studo App is a complementary system that does not replace existing university services. It doesn't matter how many online services a university provides – services such as Moodle or the campus management system can be found just as easily as the canteen schedule, grades or mails. Online services and web services are combined in one app. The Studo app adapts precisely to the needs of each individual university and its students in order to organize their studies in the best possible way.

One step further in inclusion is the white label solution and our standalone app: The Studo App can be branded in the university's corporate identity and even be turned into an own separate app. With design elements like colors, logos and images, the Studo App is adapted to strengthen university brands!

Inclusive for multi-university studies

Organizing one study programme takes a lot of time and effort. But what happens when students are enrolled at several universities? Studo is the ideal tool for mastering this challenge. In the Studo browser, students can log in to all the universities at which they are enrolled with their university accounts. Our app offers a central access point for all university systems, mails and other services. This means that students are perfectly organized, even beyond the borders of their own country. Studo already supports numerous universities in six countries. Why? To realize the idea of an Europe-wide higher education area.

Inclusive for students with disabilities

We want to do our part to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities and therefore want to ensure equal participation for all students. With the Studo App, students with impairments can master their everyday university life independently, from calendar planning to room searches to exam registration. Here you can find our Accessibility Declaration and the Audit Report of our Studo App (2023). In accordance with EU Directive EN 301 549 v3.2.1, based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the accessibility of the Studo App has been determined.

Inclusive communication with students

In the Studo newsfeed, universities, student unions and university organisations can publish student-relevant posts. The organisations can pre-plan and publish the posts via our communication platform Studo Newsroom.

Studo strives for inclusivity – on all levels. The inclusive development approach, cross-university organisation and accessibility enable universities and students to work together across borders.

If you would also like to implement a project together with Studo, please contact us. We look forward to working with you and your university to promote inclusive digitalisation.

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