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Case Study: University of Northampton

Transforming education with intent-based networking

When the University of Northampton decided to relocate two existing campuses into a single, new campus, they needed a technology partner that could seamlessly meet their current network needs as well as enable their IT infrastructure to evolve with ever-changing needs. The university utilized Cisco products and solutions to design, personalize, provision, and manage the network as a single fabric.



  • Modern students are networked individuals consuming information in different ways
  • In this digital generation, students have high expectations of how to interact and learn
  • Education establishments need to meet student requirements to transform the learning experience for students and staff


  • Campus designed to meet changing technology needs of students and staff
  • Secure network allows for students to work across campus
  • Help elevate the university’s goal to become a leading UK university for digital technology

What they’re saying

"We have the capability to keep on evolving as the technology evolves. That requires a team of experts around you, including people like Cisco, who are at the forefront of technology."

Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton

Who is University of Northampton?

Industry: Education
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Size: 1,000+ staff and 12,850 students