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On 13 December 2017, BUiD issued its first digital certificates using blockchain technology. BUiD was the first university in the UAE and the third in the world to issue digital degrees, using blockchain technology which offers users and employers immediate, secure and digital authentication via the new verification tool on BUiD’s website. This project is a result of the collaboration between the University of Nicosia and the Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation (DCRI) at BUiD.
Dr. Maria Papadaki, Assistant Professor of Project Management at BUiD, Managing Director – Dubai Center for Risk and Innovation, participated in Decentralized 2017, which was held in Limassol, Cyprus on November 2-3 2017. In her presentation “A focus in the UAE strategy for Blockchain “, Dr. Maria talked about the Dubai Blockchain Strategy and how it is built on three pillars of government efficiency, industry creation and international leadership.
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