In the world of bricks and mortar students can identify themselves by presenting a valid student card. However, in the virtual world this is impossible and uploading copies of a student card is undesirable for privacy reasons. So how can students quickly provide proof of their affiliation to their academic institution to benefit from online services in real time? By using the I’m a Student button!

InAcademia is a simple, one-button online service that allows online merchants to validate if a customer is a student or affiliated to an education institute in another way. It’s a low cost, easy-to-implement service providing fast, entirely secure validation.

InAcademia is in its pilot phase and is looking for interested parties to take part. Both educational institutes and commercial organisations are welcome. If you are interested please contact the InAcademia team

InAcademia is a service being developed by the GÉANT Project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 731122 (GN4-2).