University of Dubai publishes e-Credentials of graduates
Saturday, 09 05 2020, Category: Technology, Country: U.A.E
University of Dubai, a fully-owned subsidiary of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry set up in 1997 offering six undergraduate and graduate programs and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), has signed an agreement with the UAE’s leading systems integrator Smartworld for a digital certificate protocol built on blockchain technology.
The tamper-proof certificate platform allows the university to issue encrypted and protected digital certificates and create, record and verify academic credentials securely via the web platform and mobile application. The Shahada initiative is in alignment with the UAE Blockchain Strategy launched in April 2018 to transform 50 per cent of government transactions into the blockchain platform by 2021.
The solution allows UD to have instant and effective creation, generation, and issuance of academic credentials on the blockchain that can be easily shared and verified by employers or any entity. The University students can export certificates in different formats and share them via email, SMS, WhatsApp and any other messaging platforms and the party receiving the certificate able to verify it with digital certainty. The privacy of certificates is maintained in the blockchain as only authorized participants can view them.