The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) takes part in the Academic Certificate Verification Platform (ACVP) initiated by the Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) to issue award parchments and Transcript of Studies using blockchain technology which makes official certifications in electronic format secure and verifiable.
In addition to the paper copy of official certifications currently on offer, both the award parchment and Transcript of Studies from PolyU are produced in a secure electronic format using blockchain technology. With this service initiative, PolyU graduates would be offered greater flexibility in controlling and maintaining their credentials in terms of possession or sharing with designated recipients. Likewise, recipients/readers of these official certifications like potential employers or institutions for further studies would also benefit from this initiative by having a swift process in verifying the authenticity of the documents they received.
The content of the official certifications is saved in a secure electronic file in PDF format which can be verified and viewed at the Academic Certification Verification Platform (ACVP): https://ACVP.hk
PolyU graduates can view and share their official electronic version of award parchments and Transcript of Studies to other parties at their discretion by using the exclusive hyperlink (URL) or a QR code that is generated based on the academic qualifications concerned.
Service Scope and Release Schedule
Starting from February 2023, the Graduate School (GS) will issue the following official certifications in electronic format for Research Postgraduates of Year 2021 and onwards:
- Award Parchment
- Transcript of Studies
Note: Award qualifications of Taught programmes are handled by the Academic Registry (AR) separately.