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The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities released a report on blockchain in academia

June 8, 2020

Crue Spanish Universities has released “Blockchain at the University”. This is the fifth edition of the TIC 360º report dedicated to the emerging technology of distributed registers or blockchain. This was reported by El Economista on June 8th.

According to an article in this medium, the onset of the global pandemic of the Covid-19 coronavirus, which paralyzed everyone, also accelerated the digitization process. “All Spanish universities had to close their doors and offer an online service in just 72 hours. Thanks to the fact that educational technologies were already available in higher education institutions, the quality of the training offered could be guaranteed in such an exceptional environment,” it says Items.

In this phase, Crue Spanish Universities has released “Blockchain at the University”. It should be noted that the BLUE network (Blockchain Spanish Universities) was founded in 2018.

The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities released a report on blockchain in academiaThe Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities released a report on blockchain in academia

The Economist found that The analysis published by CRUE consists of eight chapters signed by nine authors: Andrés J. Prado (University of Castilla La Mancha), Antonio Tenorio (Decentralized Science), Ricard Martínez (University of Valencia), Diego R. López (Telefónica I + D), Lluís Alfons Ariño (University of Rovira i Virgili), Jesús Ruiz (Alastria), José Luis Hernández and Francisco Cruz (both from Carlos III University of Madrid) and Carlos Castro-Iragorri (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia) ”.

The report analyzes, among other things, the strategic situation of the blockchain and its possible adoption into the Spanish university system and, on the other hand, presents cases of the use of this technology.

“The Carlos III University of Madrid has many years of experience using technology to support the improvement of teaching in the early years of operation. According to José Luis Hernández Fernández and Francisco Cruz Argudo, both specialists at UC3M, blockchain technology, which comes in different forms Certifications are integrated, many advantages, for example that it cannot be faked. In particular, the UC3M computer and communication service has been pursuing initiatives to use blockchain technology in education since 2016, ”they said.

“Experts point out that the benefits of introducing this new technology at the university lie not only in academic management but also in intellectual property management. Juan Gómez Ortega, President of Crue TIC and Rector of Jaén University, pointed out that this bet can be used as a new way to more fully issue, validate and validate university ID cards and replace the traditional academic diploma. For generations this has been the only accreditation mechanism for university education that applies to the labor market, ”added them added.

What is Crue-TIC?

According to the official website, at the end of 2003, with the establishment of a working group within the CRUE, the sector commission for information and communication technologies of the Spanish crue universities was founded, which is concerned and sensitized to the role of these technologies. These technologies have already worked in various institutions.

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