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Audencia adopts video game headset that makes campus tours virtual reality

Audencia adopts video game headset that makes campus tours virtual reality
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Audencia Adopts Video Game Headset That Makes Campus Tours Virtual Reality. July 2014 – Want to visit the campus of a premier French business school...

July 2014 – Want to visit the campus of a premier French business school without buying an expensive plane ticket? Thanks to a virtual reality headset inspired by video game technology you can now do just that.

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Audencia Nantes School of Management in France is giving potential students the opportunity to stroll around its campus like in real life without having to travel to France. Working with specialist firm YouVisit, the school is using the Oculus Rift Development Kit to turn a virtual campus tour into virtual reality.

Together with a handful of other international schools, Audencia Nantes is one of the first in the world to place its faith in use of the Oculus Rift with YouVisit's software. The success of the trail has convinced the school to invest in the technology for a fall recruitment campaign. Students can test the headsets in their home countries at any education fair where Audencia will be present.

Founded by three former students who came up against the problem of getting to know a campus when living thousands of miles away, YouVisit already provided virtual walking tours to about 1000 schools and universities. The firm hopes that the total immersion provided by the Oculus Rift will take their services to a new level.

About Audencia Nantes

Founded in 1900, Audencia Nantes is today among the best European business schools, with its programmes regularly ranked on a global level by The Financial Times and The Economist. Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, Audencia Nantes is one of the select number of business schools who possess this triple crown proof of quality. First French management school to adhere to the UN's Global Compact and signatory of the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education, Audencia Nantes has long been committed to educating future managers and entrepreneurs whilst also guiding them in their development with a stress on giving sense to their decisions and actions. Audencia Nantes has more than 160 quality academic partnerships in 50 countries plus more than 160 accords with national and international companies. The school welcomes around 2800 students of over 60 nationalities on its 14 management programmes and also offers adult education tracks.www.audencia.com

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