(Yicai Global) Sept. 28 -- Some 30 Chinese higher education institutions will introduce Mini Programs on WeChat, Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s [HK:0700] popular instant messaging service, to offer more user-friendly on-campus services for their teaching staff and students, the company and the information office and media center of the Ministry of Education in Beijing said.
Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China and Beijing Normal University have developed Mini Programs dedicated to smartifying operations by integrating teaching and service resources, TechWeb reported.
Their apps allow teachers, students and visitors to easily find schools, dormitories, cafeterias, libraries and other campus facilities, and access detailed information about the universities.
The Ministry of Education released a Mini Program to drive a transition toward 'e-governance.' It features press releases and user and university interaction capabilities.
A growing number of higher education institutions have started to use WeChat to technically upgrade their on-campus services.
Shanghai-based East China Normal University integrated different WeChat features and became the first university to offer one-stop 'WeChat Pay+WeChat Campus Card+Mini Program' service solutions, allowing staff and students to top up their campus cards, check electricity bills, borrow books and access other campus services.