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Researcher ID Card of the University of Beira Interior

Presentation of the card

The University Visitor Identification Card is a free and differentiated service offered by the University of Beira Interior to its visitors, who maintain with the UBI some kind of activity (teaching, research and service provision) in spite of not being employees or teachers at the university.

It is an agile and safe tool, which opens up a world of possibilities within the “UBIan” academic community. So that all of its features can be accessed, when you require your card, you must also request an email account of UBI, simultaneously, at the Computer Centre (click here).

This is a card that includes technologies, of contact and non-contact, Dual Chip technology, that will bring together in one card several features, such as:

  • Identification as a member of the UBI academic community;
  • Access to internal services in various organic units (printing and copies, borrowings of books in libraries, access control, bars and cafeterias, etc.);
  • Control of access to restricted areas and equipment.

The card’s bank component offers even more innovative features with the new payment technology Paypass:

  • EMV chip with the latest technology ADI, which increments the transaction security, further reducing the risk of fraud.
  • Contactless - the ideal solution of advanced technology for payments up to €20 without the need of entering the personal code (PIN), simply by approaching the card to the contactless reader connected to the Automatic Payment Terminal.

The Bank Santander Universities is the partner that enables the deployment of this smart card that has academic and financial functions (the card’s bank component is optional for long-term visits).

Some features intended for the user of the Visitor ID Card of UBI:

ID:

It allows the user to identify himself as a member of the academic community of UBI.

Identification on request of books in libraries:

-As most libraries have barcode readers, the attendance offices may accept the use of the card, since, in its verse, there is a bar code with the personal identification number (NIP) of UBI.

- The UBI card makes the identification of applicants from UBI easy when they require books from other university libraries different from the organic unit to which they belong.

Small payments (Micropayments):

The user will only have to reload his card, in query points (kiosks) to start using it to make the necessary transactions. These may be consulted by the user in his personal area, in order to be able to manage his money. This way he can make small internal payments such as in the bar, laundries, graphic services, copiers and printers.

Operating instructions:

  • Bars and canteens
  • Sport - Service temporarily unavailable
  • Laundry
  • Graphic Services. Warning: this service corresponds to the Graphic Services of the UBI, not to be confused with Prints and Copies.

CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS OF THE PRINTINGS

  • Prints and Copies FCS
  • Prints and Copies – General

Any questions contact via helpdesk.ci@ubi.pt.

Paypass card and ATM Service (optional choice):

This is an optional service for the user through which he can join the bank component and benefit from special conditions offered by the Bank Santander Totta.

Contactless technology is only available on cards with the bank component.

This technology enables payments up to €20 without the need of entering the personal code (PIN), simply by approaching the card to the contactless reader connected to the automatic payment terminal equipped for this purpose.

Physical Control of Access:

The Physical Control of Access is a tool that generates, in a simple and efficient way, the information related to the control of physical access of doors and places accessible only to certain people.

The access control implements mechanisms to enable and disable users to restricted areas and it also provides audit functions, where you can view all attempts to access, authorized or not.

Other physical access control includes the permissions to access to the parking lot:

The system can configure different access permissions to the park. This way, users who have permission to use the car park may use the University Card to access to it.

Addressees

The University Visitor Identification Card is a free and differentiated service offered by the University of Beira Interior to its visitors, who maintain with the UBI some kind of activity (teaching, research or service provision) in spite of not being employees or teachers at the University.

 The card works as personal identification towards the services and elements of UBI and it also offers other services to be provided over time, as consultations in the personal area, means of payment, access to venues and equipment and obtaining information at information points located in the various poles.

Issuance of the card

For the issuance of the identification card it is necessary to fill in a form to request the Researcher ID Card of the University of Beira Interior (click here).

It is a document that allows to collect information on the user for the issuance of the Visitor ID Card of UBI.

After filling out the form, this must be submitted by email, together with a set of required documents as an attachment, listed in paragraph 8 of this form, to the email address ici@ubi.pt.

Additionally, and after being signed by the Coordinator (responsible Researcher/ Project/ Scholarship Advisor at UBI) responsible for the visit and for the visitor himself, the form must be sent to the email address mentioned above, or delivered directly to the Research Coordinator Institute (ICI), together with all required attachments, in order to be submitted for assessment.

After the issuance of the card, this may be collected at the ICI (Central Services, next to the Rectory), after notification via email.

 

Frequently asked questions [1]

  1. What technology has the card UBI?

The ID Card of UBI has, basically, two types of technologies: with and without contact. The first case includes a chip and magnetic stripe, the second, an RFID-MIFARE chip and barcode.

  1. What information is visible on the card UBI?

On the card UBI certain elements identifying the user can be visualized:

-Front: photo, name, category, validity and personal identification number;

- Back: personal identification number, barcode.

  1. How long does it take the UBI card to be delivered?

After request, it can take approximately 10 business days to be delivered.

  1. What is the validity of the UBI Visitor Card?

The validity of the card is visible on its front and it depends on the month indicated on the form as end date of visit.

  1. Do I need to open an account with Santander Totta to have access to the card?

No. The card has the identification basic functionality. The opening of an account is optional.

  1. When I provide my personal data, may it be used for a purpose other than the issuance of the card?

No. Personal information concerning the university community given to the University of Beira Interior is totally confidential and will not be used for a purpose other than the issuance of the card.

  1. Where can we use it?

This card is called the smart card and has several potentialities such as allowing personal identification, micropayments in bars and cafeterias, on the request of books in libraries, in access of personal information, in access control of buildings and premises, electronic identification, etc.

So that all of its features may be accessed/ function, you must request at the same time an email account of UBI at the Computer Centre (click here).

  1. Has the UBI card with bank component any kind of limitation?

No, it hasn’t. In addition to the functions of the ID Card, the UBI Card with bank component may have access to the ATM network.

  1. Is it a mandatory card?

It is an ID Card, so, as any ID Card, all visitors must present it especially when they intend to access to services and functionalities available inside the UBI.

Last update on: 02-07-2015

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