Universities were an early adopter of web technologies, as the need for content’s centralized location became a necessity. Students are practically living on their smart phones and digital devices. Having a website that adopts to their way of life is a must. Making sure your CMS can scale and meet their needs is also must. Luckily, Drupal allows all of it!
Having an outdated and non-responsive website will dampen your reputation as it is the face of your organization. When it fails to impress or be useful to students, you definitely lose your prospects. Plus, it's essential to build a website around the core principles of the university to engage students and faculty members.
Having a Drupal based website makes content addition and editing very simple. Various roles and specification can be set to different authors and administrators. Any student can start a group/forum and a faculty member can launch a research and have a website updated on his finding. The dependency on the IT department is greatly reduced, as users can login and do the desired changes, anytime/anywhere.
A university website helps build the desired identity needed to attract prospective students and faculty members. It plays the role of a showcasing tool, a bulletin board, a social networking tool, a database to hold confidential details and everything else. Updating to the latest technology and incorporating the required tools help in creating the perfect identity needed to make your university unique, engaging and proactive.