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What's the best headless CMS for universities?

Get the flexibility, agility, and scalability you need to engage your audience. Discover Kontent by Kentico, a headless CMS that helps the University of Oxford and VU Amsterdam deliver high-quality content on their complex websites.

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  • Smooth content delivery.

    Kontent by Kentico is a headless content management solution that lets you create compelling digital experiences without having to write any code. With Kontent, your content production will be smooth and on the fly.

  • Real-time collaboration.

    The platform offers real-time collaboration tools to create better content, update websites in context, and deliver content, whether structured or unstructured, to any device, anywhere in the world. Kontent’s cloud-based content hub allows your team members to edit the same content item without affecting the work of others.

  • World-class onboarding and professional services.

    Kontent’s experience with 100+ business projects ensures that you step up your content game. Professional services include project discovery and planning, roadmap insights and influence, and tailored user training, among others.

  • Hierarchical content Collections.

    With Collections, your content organization gets way easier. Dividing your project’s content into manageable parts improves cross-team collaboration, and it avoids duplicate content on your website.

What do digital-first students want?

Deciding on a content management system for higher education institutions can be challenging. You want to opt for a headless CMS that is facilitating, easy to use, and just the right fit for the college. As you most likely know, students are a demanding audience—they require highly personalized, unique, and mobile-first online experiences. Students need to feel that your institution cares about them. The key is to make your website mobile-friendly and simple. 

There are dozens of headless content management platforms in the market, but not all of them meet the requirements of an institution. Just as any other larger institution, a college needs to handle its complex content, including intranet, resource libraries, course pages, and large databases. 

With the right headless content management solution that provides such features as workflow or permissions, colleges can effectively manage their content in a central hub. This way, they can keep their demanding audience engaged with ease. Let’s take a closer look at Kontent by Kentico, a headless CMS that offers all benefits your college needs.

Digital experiences without compromises

Powering more than 30,000 websites across 120 countries worldwide, Kontent ensures your content goes in the right direction. One of its biggest clients is the University of Oxford, the most prestigious university in the UK. Running on Kontent, the institution‘s Research website provides information about current researches, inventive insights, and studies.

Thanks to headless, the University of Oxford can now produce its research articles effortlessly and quickly. The university needed to publish the research results regarding COVID-19 in a short time—with the help of Kontent, they were able to deliver the content to the desired channel fast. Moreover, the creation of complex digital experiences has never been easier. A cloud-native headless CMS enables you to build websites and applications at speed.

Kontent by Kentico allows our editors to focus on their content while the User Experience Team focuses on creating the best flow for all website visitors. This means content gets created faster and it fits into whatever journey the team has designed for each audience.

Peter Olivier, Senior Information Analyst, VU Amsterdam
Case study

Accelerating content production for leading universities.

VU Amsterdam needed to transition from a mix of legacy content management systems to a modern solution that gives their team centralized control over how their content is displayed across their various websites. They chose Kentico Kontent to manage and deliver this content across student, employee, and research-based websites. 


Choosing a headless CMS for higher education can certainly be a daunting task. Before finally taking the plunge and switching to a headless content management system, you should investigate how an online CMS can power your business. Kontent lets you easily build your website without having to require help from developers. Due to real-time collaboration, in-context website management, and Simultaneous Editing, your content team can deliver better content that will satisfy your audience.

A headless CMS loved by customers and recognized by experts.

Since we believe that content is a critical element of every digital experience, weʼve started adding capabilities that enable you to effectively manage your content, collaborate on it, and deliver it to the right channel.

Want to explore the headless CMS that provides easy-to-use content management tools for marketers while freeing developers to focus on what they do best? Schedule a guided tour or start your free 30-day trial!