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Redesigning of the Student Collaboration Portal for l’Université Paris-Dauphine – a French university with 10,000 students and recognized for its expertise in organization and decision making sciences.

  • Year
  • Business sector
  • Awards
    • 2016 Digital Communication
Services provided
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Interface Design (UI)
  • Front-end Development
  • Back-end Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management


  • 80
    Student adoption rate
  • 72
    Student Satisfaction Rate
  • 30
    Weeks invested in the Student Space
  • 25
    Visits from a mobile phone


The University was looking to revamp its student space and implement a participative communication Intranet for its students. Savoir-faire Linux’s Web development team was chosen following its response to a call for tender for the creation of a Student Space for Paris Dauphine University under Drupal 7. The objective was to offer students a mobile friendly community portal, centered on the life at Dauphine, and an access to all of the student services offered by the University.


The Drupal CMS solution was selected for its flexibility and scalability. Workshops were held with different stakeholders, wireframes and graphic models were realised in addition to content, software and infrastructure architecture.

Drupal’s content management system was developed with the following functionalities:

  • Advanced editing functions
  • Integration of public external flows
  • Support of a unique authentification system (SSO)
  • Indexation and Solr research

Savoir-faire Linux’s team was also responsible for training the Student Space administrators and content contributors.



All of these improvements have allowed for a pleasant and personalized website based on the student’s theme memberships.

The multi-website Drupal management platform Aegir was implemented to allow for the creation of new websites and the daily management of existing sites.

Savoir-faire Linux also implemented an advanced development process to allow for the industrialization of Drupal website development.

Workshops and training allowed to reinforce the competencies of Dauphine’s team in the continuous integration process and future system deployments.

In addition, the data present in MyDauphine has been thoroughly put to work for analysis and statistical purposes with the goal of allowing the technical teams to be as autonomous as possible in the improvement of the Student Space.