How Modern Higher-Education Institutions are Using Digital Credentials to Increase Security, Reduce Costs, and Revolutionise the Student Experience.

The Story of
Technical University of Denmark


  • They were using traditional paper diplomas and the process was very slow. Each document needed a manual signature and required lots of manual checking. The process took about 6 weeks in total.
  • Could only work with local Danish students
  • Although they had never had a breach, they were concerned about the security level of their credentials and knew that they may become non-compliant with the latest EU legislation.
  • The diplomas were not stored digitally so were hard to find, easy to lose, and would degrade over time.


  • Takes just one week to distribute the credentials – 1/6th of the time previously and no need for manual checking! 
  • They’re now able to work with international students from around the world.
  • Their students love the modern digital process and have been sharing their digital credentials on social media, giving the university even more exposure.
  • Cost-effective: since diploma paper and mail are expensive, the digital credentials were 80% cheaper than the traditional alternative!

More Higher-Education Case Studies

CMC streamlined their certificate-issuing process and
improved the experience for their international students
through Diplomasafe.

Previously burdened by expensive, time-consuming physical
certificates, they now use a secure digital solution that is both efficient and authentic. With 23% of certificates shared on social media,
the college gains free exposure.

TIP transformed their credential-issuing process, taking
an entire day to just 5 seconds. TIP has transitioned
from manual, paper-based methods to a streamlined,
secure, and efficient digital credential solution provided
by Diplomasafe.

This solution not only saves printing and shipping costs but also enhances security through blockchain encryption.

The Benefits of Going Digital

These are some of the benefits that institutions experience when they move to digital credentials:

Reduce waste

Minimise your carbon footprint and paper wastage.

Student experience

Whereas previously, a physical paper credential would need to be manually signed and issued by snail mail – which can lead to it getting lost – digital credentials can be issued almost instantly, no matter where in the world a student is. They also have the ability to share their credential publicly with one or two clicks, allowing them to show off their new qualification – which also serves the dual purpose of additional exposure for your institution!

Security & compliance

With a true digital credential – not just a pdf – each diploma/credential will have its own unique digital signature and be impossible to forge. It also allows you to keep up to date with the latest EU legislation.

Open up international markets

By issuing credentials digitally, you can work with students anywhere in the world who will have the same credential experience as your local students.

Save money

The best part is that you can receive all of these benefits and save money in the process! Institutions save 80% on average when they switch from traditional paper credentials to digital.

Why Traditional Credentials Suck

If you’re responsible for issuing credentials at a Higher Education Institution and tired of the old-fashioned, manual, expensive processes, this video is for you!

Every academic year, you go through the same process and it takes hours and hours of manual work to organise and issue digital credentials to all of your students.

You might be in The Registrar’s office, Student Services,  IT Department or Administration and you’re finding the current challenges with the way you’re issuing credentials:


The typical cost per paper credentials can be as high as 75-100 EUR, this can stack up if you’re issuing thousands of credentials as an organisation!


PDF and paper credentials are hard to share with your network and on your LinkedIn profile as proof of your newly attained skills. They are not clickable and drive little to none traffic to your website!

Security & Compliance

Paper diplomas are easily forged. Even with a PDF solution – which is only halfway to a truly digital credential. Your paper version credentials do not support any of the digital credential standards for verification.

Manual, Lengthy Process

It involves manual processes and checks. It also means that the process takes much longer than is needed, which has an impact on the student experience. The creation, manual checks, printing, packing, posting, handling return to sender, and manually verifying requests from recruiters.

Skills-based Hiring

Your paper credentials are not supporting the shift in the job market which is shifting from degree based hiring to skills based hiring, leaving students with an asset that is difficult to assess.

Ready to revolutionize your credentials?