OS University is a decentralized platform providing the "digital credentials wallet" as a service to the learners/users without any limits to what universities, fields of studies or courses they choose. It also enables them to find the best learning & career development opportunities by getting connected to Academia and Businesses.
The platform solves the following problems
- Lack of trust in the gained certificates by the learners.
- Lack of information among hiring specialists about the applicant’s interests and achievements.
- The need to prepare and constantly update your CV according the latest standards.
- Time spent in searching for the right position corresponding with your interests instead of developing new skills.
- The need businesses have to find the right candidates using different social channels and hiring organizations.
- Academies having a clearer view what the real demands for specific skills gained from their courses are.
Global Education and Career Development on the Ethereum Blockchain
We are introducing world's first Distributed University, providing acquisition, verification & validation of knowledge and skillsWatch Video
Proof of Concept
L2B Smart Contract
The Open Source University blockchain is used as a distributed database to store learner certifications & acquired skills. Matching algorithm will handle big data calculations to connect businesses with the right candidates, optimising recruitment costs, sourcing time and precision.
L2A Smart Contract
Learners have all their degree credits safely stored into the blockchain, allowing them to pick their career paths via course suggestion algorithm based on live data business needs (and skill demand projection) and providing access to a flexible, fast track education model.
B2A Smart Contract
Allows businesses to access a new generation of Learning & Development marketplace, where learning content providers are filtered based on their disciplines catalogue and academic rating (both stored in the blockchain), while payments are securely managed by smart contracts eliminating the need of middleman transaction processing.
OSUni proof-of-concept phase initiated, along with corporate partners from Bulgarian industry and software development sectors, resulting in early versions of system's architecture and design.
OSUni research project initiated at the Faculty of Management within the Technical University of Sofia, resulting in scientific publications on the subject, published in Bulgaria, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.
OSUni announced among top 10 social innovation ideas globally, in competition with 400 technology concepts and 130+ project proposals as part of the Living Progress Challenge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
OSUni receives positive reviews and engages in expanding its partnership network under programs for support of young entrepreneurs, led by the Ministry of Economy and the Open Society Institute, as well as through the Sofia Business School.
OSUni announced as 2017 "YouthSpeak'' forum winner in Latvia, based on a scaled-down prototype version, resulting in a 2-month distributed learning program implementation project at a community center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
OSUni development phase reaches important milestone, given the expansion of the team with professionals from a leading software consultancy and experts, specializing in blockchain-based applications, leading the way to our pre-sale period.
Development of the Open Source University platform, alpha version release. Main token sale campaign were 30M EDU tokens are sold. EDU token gets listed on exchanges immediately after crowdfunding is completed.
Beta version platform and additional functionality to reach maximum customer experience and make our solution standard which is obligation of the pioneers. OSUni platform reached enough maturity beta version to be released.
A global educational marketplace will function on top of the distributed database, i.e. the Ethereum blockchain. Academia, learners, and businesses will have the chance to see the benefits of implementing the platform in practice – from learning, credentials verification, and career development perspective. First of the leading platforms offering MOOCs will be operational and gaining from the benefits of the system.
Interaction between learners, academia and businesses will become more intense after involving enterprises making the micro-environment between businesses, academia and learners more vital and collaborative.
OS.UNIVERSITY team is present at the following events
"Open Source Uni is a perfect way for companies to attract and develop talents with the right set of skills, at the right time. We need this Open Source University of tomorrow - today! We need its open courses, but most of all – we need the open attitude towards addressing change and uncertainty in an instant, collaborative manner"
Gordon Kerr, Founder and CEO of Cobden Partners - United Kingdom
"The Open Source University project removes the borders between Academia, public, non-governmental, and the business sectors – a cause worth supporting for a striving economy, because it provides new opportunities and ways to tackle existing regional, social, and economic inequalities, affecting millions, but of greatest proportions among young people."
Nina Naydenova, Deputy Minister of Youth of Republic of Bulgaria, 2015-2016
„I see an opportunity for us to benefit from the OS.UNIVERSITY platform both as students, but also as a team, representing 250 000 of our colleagues. We find the idea to organize common training programs, leveraging the shared resources within the system, appealing, given the fact it would enable us to protect students’ rights and interests more effectively”
Yana Vangelova, Chairwoman of the National Students' Union
“Curating learning content from different sources, turning it into comprehensive educational and career pathways, apart from all its other merits, enables those who are not involved in the formal education system to develop their skills and potential systematically and sustainably in an ever-changing business environment.”