Open Badges

The University of Turin has a digital certification system based on the Open Badge valid in terms of knowledge, thought as academic and personal skills acquired by students.

Open Badges are digital certifications of disciplinary knowledge, soft skills and technical skills acquired. Open Badges is not a specific product or platform, but a type of digital badge that is verifiable, portable, and packed with information about skills and achievements.

The Open Badge is a digital attestation that collects information used in the recognition of the person's skills, knowledge and soft skills that the person possesses.

The Open badge is a personal, secure certification tool, easily spendable on social channels and verified in real time, which is used according to the standard.

The badge has been consulted and learned by institutions or companies and can receive the endorsement of all the entities that recognize its value, promoting connections between companies, trainers and students.

How many Open Badges have been issued?

Discover all the Open Badges issued!

What is an Open Badge?

Open Badges are digital certifications of disciplinary knowledge, skills (soft skills) and technical skills acquired.

The Open Badge is an open technological standard, initially defined by the Mozilla Foundation (OBI - Open Badges Infrastructure), and spread throughout the world in the most diverse organizations.

Open Badges appear as images readable by any computer, but these images also contain metadata regarding the skills and knowledge that the badge represents and the person to whom the badge has been assigned. Each Badge is unique and tells the story of whoever holds it: name and surname of the person holding it, the date on which it was obtained, the skills/knowledge it certifies, how these skills/knowledge were acquired and verified, who has verified what - if any - their temporal validity is. Everything can be verified in real time from any system supporting OBI.

The metadata allows you to verify the assignment of the badge to a user and access all the descriptive contents of the badge itself, hosted on a dedicated platform (in our case BESTR-CINECA), according to an open source format and readable by all applications who read the Open Badges.

Open Badges are guaranteed by the body that issues them and recognized internationally.

They can be used in electronic CVs and on social networks to communicate to employers around the world what has been learned, how and with what results, in a concise, rapid and credible way. They allow you to go beyond the traditional CV, characterized by unverifiable declarations, attachments that are often difficult to read and descriptions that are not always clear to all interlocutors. 

With Open Badges, a learner's training institutions may enter directly into his or her CV and bear witness to the person's competence in a digital, precise and verifiable way.

For more information on Open Badges you can consult this link.

UniTo Open Badges

The University of Turin is present on the Bestr website with its own page.

From the UniTo page on is possible to discover the University's projects and all the Open Badges issued.

Students and PhD students

For requests on Open Badges it is possible to open a ticket on the Federated Service Desk in the dedicated section.

You can contact the Service Desk for:

Those entitled to a UniTo Open Badge will receive an email at containing a link to register on the Bestr platform and collect the assigned Open Badge online.

The Open Badge will be active from the moment of collection.

For more information on how to collect Open Badges, consult the guide on the Bestr website.


Open Badges can be requested by teachers who carry out activities in transversal projects, in which students from different study courses participate and for which it is intended to guarantee greater visibility of the skills acquired. An Open Badge can also be requested to certify the knowledge and skills acquired within any other university training course (for example a single course, a laboratory, a seminar, a university professional development course, etc.) to give greater emphasis on the educational objectives achieved by its students.

They can also be requested by a University structure that provides training courses to individuals within the university community and/or externally, to clearly and concisely certify the knowledge and skills acquired by its learners.

In the event that the new Open Badge refers to projects or initiatives with their own funding, a contribution is required for the creation of the badge, while the assignments are always unlimited and free.

For requests on Open Badges it is possible to open a ticket on the Federated Service Desk in the dedicated section.

You can contact the Service Desk for:

Following the request, all the details for the creation of the badge page and/or the project on the website will be provided.

You can find the documentation for creating a new Open Badge and for requesting assignments on the dedicated intranet page.