University of Milano-Bicocca to Start Using Blockchain in the Pursuit to be Technically Up-To-Date
The University of Milano-Bicocca has recently announced that in order to ensure the authenticity of one’s degree they are introducing an information system of blockchain.
Developed together with the Cineca inter-university consortium and also adopted by the University of Padua, the new technology allows issuing certified digital documents, ensuring that they are not manipulable or falsifiable.
Paolo Cherubini, pro-rector of the Didactics of the University of Milan-Bicocca, said:
“Adhering to the invitation of the European Higher Education Area, the Bicocca University wants to make digital graduate certificates available to its students. automatic, inviolable, virtually indestructible, blockchain technology, which is the last frontier in terms of computer security, allows you to build these certificates on the network, encrypted so that they can not be violated by anyone, if not by those who can certify them authentically. The student can carry on his smartphone or his computer a graduation certificate perfectly valid, not editable, certifiable and controllable by anyone “.
The new tool, free and immediate, will be usable anywhere in the world and students can guarantee the authenticity and integrity of their degree to potential employers.
Daniela Mapelli, a professor at the University of Padua stated:
“This is an important turning point from the point of view of the university, because all of us, as a public administration, are called to dematerialization. carried out for Europe, because one of the points of the European Union's agenda is to reach 2020 with the automatic recognition of qualifications in all the countries of the European Union “.