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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Computer and Media Service

Campuscard HU-Berlin

 

The Campuscard System enables the conversion of the current paper based student IDs to a multifunctional card. The system has been introduced by 9 universities as joint project from early 2015 onwards.

Additional information about the joint project can be found here.

 

For questions and comments please contact:  campuscard-support@hu-berlin.de

 

Information regarding the current situation:
The use of the kiosks is possible in the Jacob-und-Wilhem-Grimm-Zentrum and in the Main Building Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM.
In the Erwin Schrödinger Zentrum Monday to Friday from 12PM to 4PM.
An online appointment is required to use the kiosks.

Please make an online appointment here: https://agnes.hu-berlin.de/kmsdt/

Please keep following restrictons in mind:
- Using the kiosks without an online appointment is not possible.
- You might be asked to show a proof of your appointment as printout or on your smartphone when entering the building.
- Please cover mounth and nose when entering the building.
- Please leave the building immediately after using the kiosks

Mail delivery of Campus-Cards is not possible. All functions of the card are only valid in Berlin. If you require a proof of your student status, you can find a PDF in AGNES.

Service Status

Current Informationen Campus-Card:

 

 

 
 

 

Advantages:

 

Compared to the old paper student IDs the new Campuscards are:

  • More durable
  • More counterfeit proof
  • Cheaper

 

Functions:

 

  • Use of the university library with NFC
  • ID function with an optional passport photo
  • Integrated “Mensa-card” for anonymous payment
  • Student ticket for bus and train with TRW technology (ThermoReWrite)

 

 

 

Security:

 

The cards contain no personal information of the students electronically. The terminals get all the personal data online without storing personal information, and the photos made when issuing the card are discarded. The communication between the server and the terminals is encrypted.

 

How does it work?

 

Students are issued a one-time QR-code, which can be used to print a personalised student ID at one of the four terminals. This process takes about 1 minute.

After using the QR-code it is possible to print a card with or without a passport photo. Photos are taken by the terminal. Cards without a passport photo are not valid without another official document which contains a photo.

After receiving the card, it has to be validated at one of the six validation terminals. These print the validity and the student ticket on the card. This has to be done once every semester.

 

 

How do I get my card?

 

The cards can be printed at one of four terminals:

  • Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the east entrace
  • Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the west entrance
  • Unter den Linden 6, West Wing 1st and 2nd floor (2 terminals)

The terminals are available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00 at all locations.

A valid QR-code is needed to use the terminals. This can be obtained from your account in AGNES.

The QR-code can be scanned from a smartphone or tablet display. If you do not want to use a device, printers are available at the computer pools.

After the card has been issued, it needs to be validated. This can be done at one of six validation terminals:

  • Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the east entrace
  • Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the west entrance (2 terminals)
  • Unter den Linden 6, West Wing 1st and 2nd floor (2 terminals)

The validation terminals are available during the opening times of the buildings. 

 

Fragen und Antworten zur Campuscard:

 

 

Which functions does the campucard have?
  • Student ID
  • Library ID for the university library
  • “Mensa-card” of the Studentenwerk Berlin incl. electronic wallet for all payment functions which can used with the stand alone mensa card.
  • Optical strip with the validity and the student ticket

 

Who can get a campuscard?

Freshmen and newly registered students of the Humboldt University get the campuscard after enrolment.

How do I store the campuscard?

Through normal handling damages to the card can be avoided. To ensure that your card lasts your studies the following guidelines are recommended:

  • Protect the card against smudges and scratches
  • Do not bend the card
  • Protect the card extreme temperature changes and direct sunlight
  • Keep away from magnetic fields

 

Can I use any terminal in the campuscard network?

You can only use terminals of the Humboldt University with your QR-code and your card. Terminals at other universities will not work.

Where are the terminals?

The cards can be printed at one of four terminals:

  • Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the east entrace
  • Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the west entrance
  • Unter den Linden 6, West Wing 1st and 2nd floor (2 terminals)

 

After the card has been issued, it needs to be validated. This can be done at one of six validation terminals:

  • Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the east entrace
  • Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Main foyer in the public area near the west entrance (2 terminals)
  • Unter den Linden 6, West Wing 1st and 2nd floor (2 terminals)

 

Do I need to have a passport photo on my card?

No, the photo is optional on the cards. However cards without photo require an ID card or passport to be carried for validity.

 

Are the terminals usable for students with disabilities?

All terminals are designed according to ISO 18040 and therefore usable by students with disabilities.

 

How much doest the campuscard cost?

The first card is free of charge for every student. Follow-on cards can be obtained for a fee of 10.28 EUR.

 

What happenes if I lose my card?

You have apply for a new card at the student service centre. After paying the fee for the new card you will be given a new QR-code in AGNES. With this you can create your new card.

 

Is my personal data stored electronically on the card?

The card contains no personal data on the chip. The chip contains only an anonymous but unique identifier of the card. Use of the mensacard function is also anonymous.

 

Are the cards safe?

The campuscard uses the Mifare DESfire EV1 cards with AES encryption. The cards do not contain any personal data.

 

How does the QR-code work?

The QR-code is anonymous and contains a random, unique number sequence. No personal data is encoded in the QR-code. The QR-code is only usable once, and becomes invalid after the card has be issued. The code has to be printed or displayed on smartphone/tablet so that the terminal can read it.

 

How does the mens card app on the card work?

The campuscard includes a full mensa card of the Studentenwerk Berlin. This function can be used for any transaction which supports the mensa card. The anonymity of the personal information is protected by organisational and technological steps: the university has no access the content of the app, while the Studentenwerk Berlin has only the mensacard number and no personal data of the student.

 

Do I have to use the mensacard app on the campuscard?

No, it is still possible to use a separate mensacard of the Studentenwerk Berlin..

 

How does the student ticket work?

The ticket is printed on the back of the card. The strip always contains two semesters, so that there is no fixed date for the validation. You can validate your card appr. 5 working days after you have payed the semester fee. After the validation the strip will contain the new and the current semester.