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German Universities Launch Gateway Site to Strengthen Social Networking For Students and Scholars

German University Alliance Adopts ReadyPortal’s Web Platform Following Success from Multiple European Organizations. GUA’s new website fosters international exchange and extends academic bonds in North America and Canada with German counterparts.

 
PRLog - Nov. 21, 2011 - SAN FRANCISCO -- German University Alliance (GUA) is the North American liaison office for award-winning universities, Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. GUA’s new website fosters international exchange and extends academic bonds in North America and Canada with German counterparts. This site replaces a stagnant web experience based on an open source system with ReadyPortal, an enterprise content management system (CMS) renowned for its ease of use and implementation.

“We are very excited about our new site which best represents the design and usability experience we want,” said Priya Nayar, Communications Officer of GUA.

“Our previous site was cumbersome and as a result it was stuck in neutral. Based on the track record of other similar organizations, we are finally confident in our ability to build an information gateway for our academic community.”

In line with analogous German institutions such as the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org) and the German Academic International Network (www.gain-network.org) with thriving online destinations for students and higher education professionals, GUA opted with ReadyPortal as its web platform of choice. As early adopters of ReadyPortal’s intuitive and scalable content management system, both organizations have grown their web presence through the years from traditional brochure sites to invaluable social networking and communication platforms.

“Efficient information delivery is the most important task for our site. Content management with ReadyPortal is quick and easy to maneuver, even for a non-technical user. Already the site looks great and we’re still in the process of building it. With a flexible system like ReadyPortal, we can match applications to requirements, on our own terms and in our own time” explained Nayar.

ReadyPortal has been supporting academic institutions on a global front since inception. Most clients cite extensive industry and technology expertise to ensure rapid implementation and enduring success of sites as the main draw of the system.

“Congratulations to GUA on the launch of their new site. We are excited that GUA is using our SaaS CMS along with social collaboration features to extend their reach in North America while creating a more dynamic web environment.  It is always our endeavor to help use technology to advance education and knowledge,” said Rajiv Chatterjee, CEO of ReadyPortal.
 
About GUA (www.germanuniversities.org)
The office of German University Alliance in New York is dedicated to enhancing and extending academic bonds between Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with institutions, students, scholars and researchers in North America and Canada focusing on a variety of academic areas. GUA is intended to foster cooperation between both universities and their American counterparts. GUA was founded in 2005 and is a 501(c)3 organization in the state of New York.

About the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 55,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.

About the German Academic International Network (www.gain-network.org)
The German Academic International Network (GAIN) is the largest network of German scientists in North America. Founced in 2003, GAIN supports scientists through, workshops and monthly newsletters as well as with opportunities for study in the United States.to foster transatlantic cooperation and partnership. GAIN is a partnership initiative of the Alexander of Humboldt foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

About ReadyPortal
From document and web content management to portal publication and social media collaboration, ReadyPortal’s end-to-end enterprise content management (ECM) platform takes your business from ideation to execution in mere weeks instead of months or years. That’s because ReadyPortal is a comprehensive suite of content management, social collaboration, and portal functionalities that enables you and your staff to manage your own content, collaborate, and communicate to your target audience with ease. With ReadyPortal we can help you create a highly functional web solution with the design of your dreams. ReadyPortal clients include organizations like Dutch Government, P&G Alumni Association, German Academic Exchange service, US Department of Education and the WPP group.

For more information about ReadyPotal visit http://www.readyportal.com or call 415-570-0701 or email info@readyportal.com. Connect with ReadyPortal at http://twitter.com/readyportal.

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ReadyPortal is a leading Web content management solution platform for businesses, trade associations, and nonprofits. With ReadyPortal, customers create multifunctional websites where managing content, community and memberships is easy,

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