Sapienza Open Badges

Sapienza joins the Open Recognition programme to recognise and promote students and graduates’ expertise in a reliable, simple and flexible way, through the Open Badge system and the “Bestr” platform.  

What is an “Open Badge”?

An Open Badge is a digital picture of your skills. Recognised worldwide, it allows our students to promote their extracurricular activities, research, and collaborations at Sapienza. It can be used on digital curricula and on Linkedin to globally share your expertise and your grades with employers, in a concise and reliable way. An Open Badge captures essential information about learning and achievements by storing metadata inside the badge image.

Sapienza Open Badges currently available are:

Open Badges for students and graduates

Inclusion, disability and Specific Learning Difficulties, awarded to students who participated in the implementation of services, activities and peer tutoring favouring students with disabilities and/or Specific Learning Difficulties, developing team-working skills; active listening and empathy; effective communication and promotion of inclusion. For assignment criteria click Open Badge Inclusion, disability and Specific Learning Difficulties.

Service learning. Assigned to students who have taken part in specific projects and services (i.e. working scholarship) developing  team working, active listening, assertive communication, and community engagement skills. For assignment criteria click  Open Badge Service learning

Student Representation. Assigned to students who have been elected as a student representative and developed important expertise (i.e. proactivity, public speaking skills, team working skills, leadership and problem-solving skills). For assignment criteria click  Open Badge Student Representation

Employability Lab, awarded to all those who participated in the Employability Lab career guidance course, promoted by Sapienza Career Service in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, to support new graduates in the job search process. For assignment criteria click Open Badge Employability Lab.

Career Management Skill, awarded to all those who have participated in projects for the development of Career Management Skills (CMS), acquiring tools and methodologies to draw up a professional project that takes into account their aspirations and the production contexts of reference, to set up an effective job search strategy. For assignment criteria click Open Badge Career Management Skills.

Open Badges for new Sapienza professors 

QuID: Quality and Innovation in Education, awarded to those who have completed all the activities planned by the “Programma formativo per i docenti di nuovo ingresso Sapienza (Programma QuID junior)” consisting of four interactive modules and a two-year internship. 

To discover the award criteria, go to the Open Badge QuID -Quality and innovation in Education page.

How to collect your Open Badge
Students and graduates with the right requisites will receive an email from Bestr (student's institutional email address: with instructions for claiming their Sapienza Open Badge.

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