To combat forgery, colleges and universities in the United Arab Emirates have began embedding RFID technology into campus certificates and diplomas to verify authenticity, according to Gulf News.
More than 30 educational institutions in the UAE, as well the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, have partnered with Amricon to implement the SMART Document Attestation Solution.
With RFID, the certificates can then be accurately read and verified at the ministry without having to communicate with the issuing university.
Data is also captured directly from the certificate into the ministry’s systems without the need of manual input.
The new automated process not only streamlines operations but it also saves time and reduces paper-based transactions.