Blockchain-Based Student Recruitment Platform Launched By Education Index

Blockchain, Education, News | October 21, 2019 By:

Tech startup Education Index has launched a blockchain-enabled end-to-end international student recruitment platform.

Based in the UK, Education Index is a startup aiming to improve access to higher education for millions of students globally.

The startup announced in a press release that it launched the student recruitment platform, dubbed Libereka, to revolutionize the university student recruitment process and save fees for both institutions and students. The platform will reportedly enable students to receive a blockchain education account where they store their academic credentials, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. The platform will also give students a personalized dashboard to recommend degrees and programs based on their profile and goals. Libereka is available to students in the biggest markets for university recruitment, including China, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

“The Libereka Common Application & Scholarship System (LCASS) allows students to apply to multiple universities and accept scholarships with only one application form and one set of documents,” the startup said. “Libereka offers an advanced matching tool and works with qualified candidates to generate a guaranteed offer for a degree type at a desired study destination.”

According to the startup, a portion of the money collected from university access fees through the LCASS system is earmarked for student funding. Each student using the platform is guaranteed funding (a minimum of $500) from that pool to pay for the costs of their studies abroad. Universities can contribute scholarship money risk free and, for each student who does not accept an offer, the contribution is returned to the school.

“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. “Millions of prospective students around the world currently rely on a patchwork system of application support. This model is