16 July, Pisa, Italy: The University of Pisa, the first in Italy and among the first in Europe, is adopting state-of-the-art Blockchain technology in order to enhance mobility and internationalization in students’ careers. The project, born from the collaboration between the University of Pisa and CIMEA, the Italian Information Center on Mobility and Academic Equivalences, member of the ENIC-NARIC network of the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO, and financed by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), represents an important step forward towards placing the student at the centre of the learning process.
According to the University of Pisa, “using Blockchain technology, students will always be able to make available their own “portfolio” of information, containing key records and information (such as that which has given them admission to the university and showing how these correspond to other national systems), in a permanent, unchangeable but accessible manner.”
“This is the exact mission of Fiduxa and, through our collaboration with CIMEA, we are proud to be part of the technology behind this ground breaking story as part of our University Connect protocol” says Andrew Rippon, co-founder at Fiduxa.
“I am particularly proud of the partnership with the University of Pisa for this extraordinary innovation in student life. – declares Luca Lantero, Director of CIMEA – The main objective for our Center is to promote academic mobility in all its forms. The possibility of having a digital certificate on Blockchain will help students during and after their academic career, facilitating the work of securities assessors”
Notes to Editors
CIMEA is the official Italian centre within the NARIC – National Academic Recognition Information Centres – network of the European Union and the ENIC – European National Information Centres – network of the European Council and of UNESCO.
Since 1984, CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence) has performed its focused activity of information and advisory on the procedures of qualifications recognition and on themes linked to Italian and international higher education and training. CIMEA supports academic mobility in all its forms and owns an international document centre and specialised databases on foreign higher education systems, on the types of qualifications of every country and on the national legislation in terms of higher education.
Fiduxa is a new digital record keeper, using the blockchain to simplify the recruitment process. The company offers an innovative platform for career documents, making it cheaper to hire, and be hired. By breaking the job-seeking cycle Fiduxa will shorten the gap in trust in the process, saving time and money.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.
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