Today marks an important milestone for the European Digital Student Service Infrastructure (EDSSI) project: the number of students using MyAcademicID to access Erasmus+ e-services and tools reached 100,000.
Since 2021, MyAcademicID makes it possible for higher education students participating in the Erasmus+ programme to authenticate and access their Online Learning Agreement (OLA) and the Erasmus+ App in a safe and secure way. This identity and access management solution plays a fundamental role in the digitalisation of the administrative processes related to student mobility programmes.
Since the project that developed MyAcademicID ended, the EDSSI project has been supporting the maintenance and continuous improvement of the MyAcademicID service, and its application to the newest tools for Erasmus+ student mobility administration.
The MyAcademicID service has been pivotal in the rollout and support of the European Student Identifier (ESI), particularly via the implementation of the so called “IdP of last resort” functionality. A solution aimed at assisting students in 20 EU countries coming from 400 Higher Education institutions that did not support federated authentication through the national academic federations.
The EDSSI project is now actively working on the business processes as well as on the integration and technical requirements to support authentication and secure access of university staff members to the Erasmus+ tools through MyAcademicID.
The authentication method based on MyAcademicID is a crucial innovation that will be applied to all Erasmus+ mobility management tools to connect, harmonise and simplify administrative processes, making Erasmus truly a seamless experience for students and higher education institutions staff all over Europe. This will not only advance the Erasmus+ programme but will also enhance the management of what is considered as one of the flagship programmes of the European Union, which for the past 35 years has contributed remarkably to a peaceful Europe.
“The last 15 months have been phenomenal for the MyAcademicID Service and the GÉANT community. Thanks to the strong collaboration between GÉANT, the NRENs and the Federation Operators, the GÉANT community has delivered a reliable and scalable solution for the EDSSI project to support the cross-border identification of students participating in the Erasmus mobility programmes.”Christos Kanellopoulos, Senior Trust and Identity Manager, GÉANT
Learn more about the MyAcademicID here
On May 18th, the EDSSI consortium organises a conference in Thessaloniki. The event will offer participating stakeholders the opportunity to explore more in-depth the EDSSI interoperable infrastructure, its impact and its applicable solutions into their everyday life. Register here
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