The CampusCard is the result of a project with two other universities (Hannover / Hildesheim), which aimed at the dissolution of the former student ID while being chip-based and including the semester ticket. Said project has been funded by the ministry. The CampusCard was meant to ensure a location-independent use of all the services offered at all locations of the Jade University. At the end of 2009, the complete introduction and adoption, which extended to a time period of three years, ended. It was based on a study in the special field of industrial engineering and a subsequent thesis on the introduction of a multifunctional chip card.
The personalised, multifunctional CampusCard of the Jade University was foremost introduced in the winter semester of 2008 / 2009, beginning in Wilhelmshaven. After that, all students of the former university of applied sciences Oldenburg / Ostfriesland / Wilhelmshaven got theirs. In conclusion, this means that no student from then on has ever again received a semester ticket or student ID in a paper mould.