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New Blockchain Student Recruitment Platform Manages Credentials, Transcripts and More

United Kingdom-based ed tech startup Education Index recently launched Libereka, an international student recruitment platform that allows students to manage university application materials via a blockchain education account.

Libereka stores students' academic credentials, transcripts and letters of recommendation. Using its Common Application & Scholarship System (LCASS), students can apply to multiple universities and for scholarships with one application form and one set of documents. A personalized dashboard recommends degrees and programs based on the student's profile and goals, and a matching tool can generate a guaranteed offer for qualified candidates to pursue a degree type at their desired study destination.

"Libereka makes recruiting students simpler, cheaper and more efficient, freeing up time for universities to focus on what really matters: securing the best and brightest students," said Soumik Ganguly, CEO of Education Index, in a statement. "Millions of prospective students around the world currently rely on a patchwork system of application support. This model is inefficient and we are streamlining that process for universities as well as applicants."

The platform is free for students; universities pay an access fee through the LCASS system. In addition to potential university scholarships, students are guaranteed to receive a minimum of $500 in funding from the platform to support their studies abroad.

Once students graduate, their credentials remain on the blockchain; students can refer back to Libereka and use those credentials to apply for jobs.

For more information, visit the Libereka site.

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