The software and hardware is replaced or upgraded every two years so the facilities never fall behind or become outdated. Any new technology or equipment that comes to market is brought to the facility during the upgrade programme.
The students here have a high percentage of mobile device ownership and take it for granted that they need to use their own devices for study, however there are hire facilities for laptops and other devices if necessary. At the entrance to the Information Commons it is possible to hire an iPad, download an app "book cube" using an QR code and access the resources in the facility quickly and easily.
At the end of the visit, my hosts walked me to the subway station taking a route through a lower ground corridor surrounded by formal and informal study spaces, many of which were simply furnished with tables and chairs and no technology. This corridor was so wide and so bright, it felt like an underground street, adding to this perception was the existence of shops and cafes at the end of the corridor by the entrance.
The university has approximately 35,000 students, and there is plenty of space for all of them, the institution ensures that it provides enough facilities for its students without those spaces feeling cramped or crowded, and there is no need to queue for access to any facility on campus.
The institution has built 20 new buildings in the last 10 years and plans still further investment into the campus in the future.